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As of 2001[update] India census, Palakurthi had a population of 6964. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Palakurthi has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 46%. In Palakurthi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There are 22 villages panchayats in Palakurthi mandal.
It is 50 km from Warangal in the outskirts of Palakurthi Mandal. It is also the birthplace of famous poet Palakurthi Somanadha Kavi of the 12th century. His Samadhi can be seen here. This historic temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and Vishnu who incarnated in two adjacent caves at a height of 120 metres on the hillock. The 'Pradakshina Path' encircling the two caves is quite natural. There is a dilapidated 'Surya' Temple. This place once flourished with the adherents of 'Veera Saiva' sect of Hinduism. It has lost prominence in course of time, presently it is a famous pilgrimage centre in warangal district. The Veera Saivas will visit once a year to have the blessings of presiding deities and Somanadhakavi.
- "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.
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