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Natham is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°14′00″N 78°14′00″E / 10.2333°N 78.2333°E / 10.2333; 78.2333Coordinates: 10°14′00″N 78°14′00″E / 10.2333°N 78.2333°E / 10.2333; 78.2333
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,532
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Natham is a panchayat town in Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Natham had a population of 22,533. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Natham has an average literacy rate of 40%, lesser than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 36%, and female literacy is 46%. In Natham, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The number of drop outs in this village is also higher.(KosuKurichi )


The Tamil culture is Pandiya's era and the language style is different from other districts. Natham has a Mariamman Temple which conducts annual rituals that are famous in the entire group of villages. The festivals during the season include people performing various activities to Amman viz – Pal Kodam, walking on fire, carrying fire pots, In this festival very famous conducting yearly once etc. Natham Kovilpatty Kailasanathar temple is very famous in navakiraka pooja that was built many years back. In and around Natham there are a considerable amount of Muslims. The Christian population is comparatively low.

Churches, Masjid are available. All festivals are celebrated well with people of Natham.


Natham is famous for Mango, Tamarind, Coconut, Guava, Cotton business/ready-made shirts and also for cereals and pulses. In addition the trade in Non-timber forest produce (NTFP) enhances the economy of Natham. The regions in and around Natham are agriculturally fertile.

There are many cotton mills are started and it produces huge employment opportunities for local people.

Educations and institutions[edit]

The oldest schools are DuraiKamalam Government Hr. Secondary school (DK), Kallalagar Matriculation Hr. Secondary school, Landis Matriculation Hr. Secondary school and R.C. Middle and Hr secondary schools. DkG Completed 25 years service and R.C School is well known school in Natham. Others – NPR College of Education and Ramsuns Matric. School are newcomers for education in Natham. Its main focus is to promote students higher education. NPR is providing 100% placement for their students and a girl from Ramsun's Matric school earned district third rank (490/500) in the SSLC examinations in the year 2011–12.


Natham is famous for tasty Mango and Tamarind. Also it is famous for crispy parotta. It lies in between Madurai, Dindigul and Karaikudi. It takes only an hour to reach either Madurai or Dindigul from Natham. It is a 2-hour journey from Natham to Karaikudi. Trichy takes about 1.45 hours journey from Natham, and Karur takes about 2.15 hours journey from Natham. India's second largest theatre found in Natham near KosuKurichi. Maariamman temple is the main speciality in Natham. Every year at the end of February festival begins. For 15 days the people from many other districts celebrate this festival. Being surrounded by hills like Karanthamalai and Karadikoodu makes the place pleasant.


No major industry is located in Natham. Small scale industries can be seen. The major product is coir with raw materials of coconut. Plenty of opportunity is available for investment.


Climate is good as Natham surrounded by hills. Pleasant nights are a gift to Nattamties. Alagar Malai is a Wall for Natham,


Natham is a legislative constituency having 3,43.459 voters. R.Viswanathan is the current Member of Legislative assembly from Natham. He is a Minister from Natham constituency and taking care of the ministry of Electricity, excise and prohibition. A well known personality, he is doing good works. His constituency is part of Dindigul (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-11.