Attoor (Kanya Kumari)

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An Ayyavazhi Thangal at Attoor
An Ayyavazhi Thangal at Attoor
Attoor is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°20′N 77°16′E / 8.33°N 77.26°E / 8.33; 77.26Coordinates: 8°20′N 77°16′E / 8.33°N 77.26°E / 8.33; 77.26
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
 • ? ?
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,404
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629 xxx
Telephone code 91-4651
Vehicle registration TN-74

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

This town is situated 5 km north-east of Marthandam and 25 km north-west of Nagercoil. The Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple, which is one of the 108 Divya Desams, is situated 1 km east of Attoor.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Thiruvattaru had a population of 18,404. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thiruvattaru has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 75%. In Thiruvattaru, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The place is known for the natural appeal and temples.Within 3 km from Attoor is the famous Jain Temple in a place called Chitharal.The temple is known to the local people as MalaiKovil (meaning temple in the hill).The name of the Hill is "Thiruchanathumalai" as incorporated in the Holy scripts of Jains. The posture of Jain is depicted in the outer walls of the Temple. Now the Jain temple has been occupied by Hindus and the sanctum sanctorum has deity of Devi.In and around Attoor there are two Engineering College, 1 B E D college and one Homeo pathic studies college. One college is located at a place called Kuttaikuzhi 1 km from Attoor.The college is named as Marthandam College of Engineering.In the same place one can find two cashew nut companies and that is the major source of income for lot of people. Farm lands are now started converted to Rubber gardens.Attoor has a tropical climate and receives rainfall twice in a year. Almost 1 km from Attoor there is one old Lord Siva Temple. This temple was built 1000 years before. In front of the temple is a pond which is more than 500 mts in length and 380 mts wide. The entire pond filled up with lotus flowers is more than just beautiful. Ancient people used to believe life is not complete without worshiping in this temple.

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  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.