Swamithope

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Swamithope
Town
Swamithope is located in Tamil Nadu
Swamithope
Swamithope
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°07′N 77°29′E / 8.12°N 77.49°E / 8.12; 77.49Coordinates: 8°07′N 77°29′E / 8.12°N 77.49°E / 8.12; 77.49
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanyakumari
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629 xxx
Telephone code 91-4652
Vehicle registration TN-74

Swamithope (alternate spelling Swamithoppe) is the name of a town that lies southeast of the City of Nagercoil, the capital of the District of Kanyakumari in the State of Tamil Nadu, at the extreme southern tip of India. In the past, Swamithope was a was known by the name Poovandanthoppe which was part of the village, Sasthankutty Vilai[1] Swamithope lies about half-way between the cities of Nagercoil and Kanniyakumari on the Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari road. Swamithope is located at 8°07′N 77°29′E / 8.12°N 77.49°E / 8.12; 77.49

Swamithoppu is a synonym for this village, as used in the holy book (Akilam) of the Ayyavazhi religion. Swamithoppu is the name earned by the village Tamarikulam being the origin of the Ayyavazhi religion in the mid-nineteenth century.

See also Ayya vaikundar avataram.

References[edit]

  1. ^ V.T. Chellam (2002), Thamizhaga Varalarum Panbadum, Manickavasagar Publications, Chennai, p. 493.