Sivapuram, Thanjavur district
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Sivapuram is located 5 kilometres south-east of the town and taluk headquarters of Kumbakonam on the way to Thiruvarur.Srinivasanallur, Neikunnam, Kirangudi, Kothangudi and Valangaiman were some of the neighbouring villages.
According to the 2001 census, Sivapuram had a population of 1,279, 13 of whom belonged to Scheduled castes, with 271 households and a sex ratio of 938. There were 156 children under the age of 6 with a child sex ratio of 1,053.
The literacy rate for the village was 57.93. The male literacy rate was 64.09 while the female literacy rate was 51.37. 57.03 percent of the literates were males and 42.97 were females.
Places of interest
Sivapuram is famous for the Sivagurunathaswamy temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The temple is one of holy abodes mentioned in the Thevaram located in the ancient Chola kingdom. The deity is also referred to as Sivagurunathar or Sivapuranathar. According to different legends, Vishnu, Brahma and Kubera had worshipped Shiva here at different times. As Kubera is believed to have worshipped here, the village is also known as Kuberapuri.
St. Sebastian church
Another prominent attraction of Sivapuram is St. Sebastian's church.
- "Abodes of SHiva - Shivasthalams glorified by Tevaram hymns". Templenet.
- "Temples". Kumbakonam.net.