Thiruvithamcode

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Thiruvithamcode
திருவிதாங்கோடு
panchayat town
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,689
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629174
Telephone code Dialing code 04651
Vehicle registration TN74

Thiruvithamcode also spelled Thiruvithancode, Thiruvithankodu and Thiruvithangodu) is a small panchayat town located in the Kanyakumari district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It is about 20 km from Nagercoil, and 2 km from Thuckalay.

As of 2001 India census,[1] Thiruvithankodu had a population of 16,689. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thiruvithankodu has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 79%. In Thiruvithankodu, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The Muslim Arts College, Noorul Islam Polytechnic College, Government Higher Secondary School and IMS school are important local educational institutions.

Religion[edit]

Thiruvidhankodu Sri Parithipani Mahadevar temple is one of the oldest temple in Kanyakumari District.This Temple is famous for shivalaya Ottam. It is the 10th shivalaya temple.

One of the Sivalaya Hindu temples of Kanyakumari district is here. Thiruvithamcode is the second village of the Elur Chetty communitty. The Ganga Prameswari Amman Temple of Anchoorum Perumal Konarkal is situated here. Thiruvithamcode has two ancient churches:

  • St Mary's Orthodox Church (Thiruvithamcode Arappally) which is believed by local Christian communities in Kerala to be have been established by St Thomas in the first century AD, along with seven other churches (ezharappallikal) in Kerala;
  • The Ascension Jesus Church which is believed to have been established by St Francis Xavier.

There are six Muslim mosques in Thiruvithamcode and two Jamaath:

  • Thiruvithamcode Muslim Jamaath (TMJ);
  • Shiekh Noorudeen Oliyullah Muslim Muhallam – Anjuvannam (SNOMMT).
  • One more new mosque is also situated in Thurappu Jn (Thouheeth Jamaat).

Muslim saints Malik Mohamed Sahib Appa and Sheikh Noordeen Valiyullah have tombs in this town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

Coordinates: 8°14′54″N 77°17′50″E / 8.24833°N 77.29722°E / 8.24833; 77.29722