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As of 2001[update] India census, Thirukarungudi had a population of 8871. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thirukarungudi has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 66%. In Thirukarungudi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
One of the main attractions of Thirukarungudi is the Nambi Temple. The main deities of the temple are Vaishnava Nambi and Thirukurungudivalli Nachiar. One unique aspect of this temple is the presence of Shiva Manthragiriswarar and Kala Bhairavar in the same complex. This is uncommon in a Vishnava temple and is supposed to symbolizes the unity between the various Hindu sects. This temple is part of the 108 Divya Desams.
- "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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