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Alwarkurichi is a small town 35 km or 45 Min travel from west of Tirunelveli town and 25 km from Tenkasi town. Located near western ghats (Ambasamudram - Tenkasi highway) surrounded by paddy fields, western ghats locate west of the town .The village has Gadananathi River on its east and rama river on its west
As of 2001[update] India census, Alwarkurichi had a population of 9447. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Alwarkurichi has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sri Paramakalyani Higher Secondary School, More than 2000 students are studying in this school. Facilitated with Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab and Biology Lab. Students are interested more on Chemistry and Mathematics.
STC Branch Primary School
Sri Sailapathi Middle School
Good Shepherd Matriculation School
Hindu Primary School
Sri Paramakalyani college
Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences (Off campus Department of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University)
A temple for Paramakalyani Samedha Sivasailapathi is on the banks of Gadananathi River is at sivasailam village. There is also an ancient Shiva temple( Vanniappar temple )sivakami ambal sametha Vanniappar temple. Another aavudaiyambal sametha narasinganathar temple, alamelu manga sametha venkatachalapathy temple, sri boomi sametha aadhinathar temple. sivakami ambal sametha sivanthiappar temples are there. There was a temple dedicated to Alwars which is almost reduced to one mandapam. In the month of Tai during the Poosam theppotsavam is clelbrated for Sri Paramakalyani Samedha Sivasailapathi. In the month of April, (Last 11 days of Panguni) The rathotsavam is celebrated. In that 8th day Nataraja Abhishekam is performed by the family of Late Sri Anantharamakrishnan family. The Patchasathi to Lord Nataraja on that day is to be seen by all Bhaktas. Saastha Poosam Perumal Koil is situated at the merger point of Kadana river and Ramar Nathi. On Panguni Uthiram Pooja is celebrated in grand manner.
One of the famous temple for Sri mupidathi amman Kovil located in Sivasailam main road BSNL Exchange Opp. speciality of this temple, amman head is little tilt (almost 75 degree) which had been happened due to hard prayer of the Siddhar. Villav Tree aged more than 200 years and having most powerful leaves ; one leave equivalent to hundred gold flowers as per Mythology.
There is an Azhwar temple which is the reason behind the name of the village (Azhwarkurichi).
There is another Kasi Visalakshi Sametha Kasi Viswanather temple on the banks of Gadananathi River that was constructed with Shiva Lingam brought from Kasi. This temple was constructed more than 200 years ago. This temple has special significance for being a Siddhar Peetam. A great mahaan and Siddha Purusha Shri RamaKrishna Yogeeswarar gave darshan in this temple in 18th century.
It was told to me that Late Sri AnantharamaKrishnan had to travel to Ambai for his High School studies. This had created a vision to provide education facilities, hospital facilities to his home town. As 'J' in the Simpson group, he has taken it upon to provide facilities in the village. 'Paramakalyani',named after the presiding Goddess of Sivasailam temple is the name of many organizations or facilities that they have started. 'Paramakalyani' school, College, Hospital and Wedding hall cater to the many needs of people living in and around Alwarkurichi. The same spirit is maintained by his sons as well. I am one of the beneficiaries of those facilities. At Alwarkurichi, next to Sri Paramakalyani samedha Sivasailanatha swamy, Simpson family are the godfather. Any Alwarkurichi being should be grateful to them as well.
- "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.