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Chemmanvilai is located in Tamil Nadu
Chemmanvilai is located in India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°13′26″N 77°20′13″E / 8.22389°N 77.33694°E / 8.22389; 77.33694Coordinates: 8°13′26″N 77°20′13″E / 8.22389°N 77.33694°E / 8.22389; 77.33694
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanyakumari
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,500
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629175
Telephone code 91-4651
Vehicle registration TN-75
Nearest city Nagercoil, Marthandam
Literacy 85%
Lok Sabha constituency Kanyakumari
Vidhan Sabha constituency Padmanabhapuram
Website Official Site

Chemmanvilai ( செம்மன்விளை)[1] is a village in Chadayamangalam Panchayat, Kalkulam Taluk in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. St. Antony's church stands in the middle of the village.

Location and Transport[edit]

It is near to the NagercoilThiruvananthapuram Highway. The nearest railway station is located in Eraniel at a distance of approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi). The nearest airport to Chemmanvilai is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi) away. Chemmanvilai is also Called as Appattuvilai.


As of 2012 Church census, Chemmanvilai had a population of 1500. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chemmanvilai has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 83% of the males and 89% of females are literate.

St. Antony Church[edit]

St. Antony Church, Chemmanvilai, a new church opened on 25 May 2012

St.Antony's Church [2], located right in the middle of the village, is also an important worship center that plays an important role in the lives of the people in the village. St. Antony's Church is an ancient church which is mentioned in ancient Indian history of Travancore Kingdom. In the little church in Chemmanvilai martyr Devasahayam Pillai came to pray in his last days of life.[1] The Church is under the control of Roman Catholic Diocese of Kuzhithurai.[2]

St. Antony's festival[edit]

St. Antony Church Festival is celebrated for ten days with grand events with prayer, music, drama and fireworks that add color to this religious event. The festival dates are based on the St. Antony Feast, in last weeks of May every year. And also the feast of St.Antony will be celebrated on June 13. People from various places come here and pray with St. Antony.


  1. ^ Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Syro Malabar Church, 1 July 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  2. ^ List of Parishes, DIOCESE OF KUZHITHURAI.