Villukuri

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Villukuri
Melapallam
panchayat town
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,397
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629180
Vehicle registration TN 74,TN75

Villukuri is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Villukury water duct.JPG

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Villukuri had a population of 13,397. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Villukuri has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 74%. In Villukuri, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.Villukuri was surrounded by landscapes with green paddy field and banana fields .The main water resource for Villukuri was mampalaithuriaru dam and river .The river was running above the national highway .

It is believed that in ancient days, this place was used as an army Training Camp in Travancore Kingdom (Nearby Padmanabhapuram Palace). Villu means Arrow and Kuri means aiming it. It consists of various small villages like Manakarai, Thiruvidaikode famous for Lord Siva Temple called "Chadaiyappar temple", Madathattuvilai (Madam means Houses, so which means people built built houses and settled in the area), Kuthiraipanthivilai (which means Horse resting area), karavilai, Melapallam, Keelapallam etc. Madathattuvilai is known for the St.Sebastian Church and the kurusadi. We have St.Lawrence Hr Sec School in Madathattuvilai. Karavilai is a small village in the villukuri panchayat. Karavilai is known for its 300 years ancient Sri Bathrakali temple and once in 12 years, the temple celebrates festival in a grand manner. In villukuri there is one famous Siva Temple called Chadaiyappar temple.On Sivalaya Ottam this temple is the 9th one. Sivarathri Sivalaya ottam is one of the best festival in Kanyakumai District. Other temples nearby were KumaraKovil the great Murugan temple

Facilities[edit]

  • SBT Bank Villukuri branch(with ATM)
  • Govt.High School
  • KDCC Co-operative society also serves the people around
  • Very big Fish market which serves the surrounding villagers
  • Dam - Mambazhathuraiyar
  • Melapallam Sri Vandimalichi Amman Temble is bighest Statue for Krishna Vaga Samuthayam
  • karavilai Benefit fund Ltd service the people

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′02″N 77°22′13″E / 8.23389°N 77.37028°E / 8.23389; 77.37028