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Thiruthangal is a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thiruthangal Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple is also one among the 108 Divya Desams, Vishnu temples revered by saint poets, Alwars of 6th–9th century. It is 2 kilometres from the industrial town of Sivakasi, known for its printing, match-works and fireworks industries. Thiruthangal is well connected by bus and train and can reached by air via Madurai.
As of the census of India 2001, Thiruthangal had a population of 49,190, comprising 24,529 males and 24,661 females, making the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) of the town to 1.005. A total of 6,578 people were under six years of age and the child sex ratio (number of females per thousand males under six years of age) stood at 0.965. The town had an average literacy of 75.63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. A total of 8,508, comprising 19.97% of the population, belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 15, comprising 0.04% of the population, belonged to scheduled tribes (ST). There were a total of 12,707 households in the town. As of 2001, Thiruthangal had a total of 24,288 main workers: 88 cultivators, 360 agricultural labourers, 502 in house hold industries and 23,338 other workers. There were 676 marginal workers: three marginal cultivators, 49 marginal agricultural labourers, 158 marginal workers in household industries and 466 other marginal workers.
Thiruthangal is once a part of Sivakasi among the largest exporter of firecrackers all over the country and abroad. Historical Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called "Kutti Japan.". It also has granite quarries, namely Standard Granites and PRP Granites.
Thiruthangal is the hub for many villages surrounding it like Sukkiravarapatti, Sillayanaickenpatti, Alamarathupatti, Naranapuram, Sengamalapatti, Velliapuram, Anaikutam, Vadamallapuram, Erichanatham, M Pudupatti etc... The town has mono track broad gauge railway station. It will connect Chennai and Chenkottai.
Thiruthangal is now added with a pyramid meditation hall under the name of Sitthar Arumuga Thambiran Pyramid Dhyana Beedam.
Panguni Pongal and Thai Poosam are celebrated every year. Sivan Temple and Perumal Temple are located at a same place.
Temple in Tiruthangal is one among 108 Divya desam The main deity is Narayana perumal in standing posture with his consort Chengkamala thayar in separate sanctum. Teertham is papavinasa teertham and vimanam Deva Chandra vimanam. Sridevi and Neeladevi are to the left and Bhoodevi and Jambavathi are to the right side of perumal. Markendeyar is seen in sitting posture to the right side. Brugu Maharishi, Anirudha and his wife Usha are seen inside the sanctum.
- "Primary census abstract 2001". Directorate of Census Operations – Tamil Nadu. 2001. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
- Jain, Kajri (2007). Gods in the Bazaar: The Economies of Indian Calendar Art. Duke University Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-8223-3926-9. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
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