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Nellai Eruvai
Eruvadi is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°26′45″N 77°36′17″E / 8.44583°N 77.60472°E / 8.44583; 77.60472Coordinates: 8°26′45″N 77°36′17″E / 8.44583°N 77.60472°E / 8.44583; 77.60472
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypePanchayath
 • Total18,067
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91 4637
Vehicle registrationTN 72

Eruvadi is a town panchayath in Tirunelveli district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Mr.M. A.Azad is the ex president of Eruvadi.

Eruvadi is a Town Panchayat in district of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Eruvadi Town is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Eruvadi Town Panchayat has population of 18,067 of which 9,015 are males while 9,052 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0–6 is 1991 which is 11.02 % of total population of Eruvadi (TP). In Eruvadi Town Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 1004 against state average of 996. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Eruvadi is around 893 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Eruvadi city is 92.10 % higher than state average of 80.09 %. In Eruvadi, Male literacy is around 95.20 % while female literacy rate is 89.05 %.

Eruvadi Town Panchayat has total administration over 4,239 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Town Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.


The Nambiyar River flows through the town.

It is roughly 38 km from Tirunelveli Town. The nearest railway station is at Valliyur which is at a distance of 8 km from Eruvadi. Eruvadi is connected by road to Chennai (670 km), capital of Tamil Nadu (670 km), Madurai (205 km), and other major towns in South India. The nearest international airport is Thiruvananthapuram (113 km)

History of Eruvadi[edit]

Eruvadi has existed for 800 to 1000 years. The original Eruvadi village was situated on the southern bank of Nambi River, adjoining the temple and the surrounding paddy fields. The small bushed wilderness on the northern side of Nambi river was called "PULIYUR" (at present 1st street to 9th street area). The adjoining village is called "PULIYUR KURICHI" which is next to Eruvadi.

The spread of Islam led to the city's expansion, from 400 to 700 years ago.[1] According to local tradition, Eruvadi was subject to Islamic conquest by a Sufi warrior-saint named Saiyid Ibrahim, with his 3000 warrior disciples, in the twelfth century.[2][3] The City was spread to Puliyur on the north side of the river with the streets ending at the river bank. The ancient people of Eruvadi was good at cultivation, trade and finance. The ancient people of Eruvadi joined with the Army of King Pandian Kulasekaran and went to fight with Cheran King and won the battle near "PANAKUDI" when Cheran King comes to occupy Pandian kingdom. Eruvadi is also called as Pulianjuvanam. There is an inscription is Muhaam Jumam Masjid about the name Pulianjuvanam.[4] In eruvadi there are name for every family such as (Anjalebbai,Maayinam,Adayar,Sulthar,etc).

Latest Developments[edit]

Under the regime of Mr.M.A.Azad there are huge developments in Eruvadi Town. There has never been a bus stand in one of the oldest towns in India. But now a new bus stand is being constructed and is about to be completed.A new marriage hall is also constructed which will be handy for the economically backward people. New bridges are also being constructed. The road constructed in the streets by Mr.A.Azad have been hugely appreciated by the masses as well as has become a huge talking point in social networks like Facebook over Tamil Nadu. It has been compared to Singapore/Malaysia due to its awesome appearance. Credits to the President Mr.M.A.Azad for implementing such plans. He has been credited as "Makkal Thalaivar" for being true to his job and being humble and simple. He has a clean image and respected because of abolishing bribery and promoting social welfare projects including "PASUMAI THAAYAGAM"

Places of worship[edit]

Eruvadi has Muslim, Hindu and Christian population and each community has their place of worship.


Eruvadi masjids are

  • Mela Muhallam Avoodu Mudali Jumma Masjid(2nd street)
  • Keela Muhallam Jumma Masjid(Pudhukudi,8th and 7th street)
  • Peer Shahib Grand Mosque(5th and 6th street)
  • Baith-U-Salam Jumma Masjid(Pudhumanai)
  • Mohaideen Jumma Masjid(kattalai street)
  • Muhaam Jumma Masjid L.V street)[5]
  • Eruvadi Muslim Jamath Masjid In Main Road


  • Perumal kovil - Located in Eruvadi-Tirukurengudi Road
  • Harihara saastha Temple
  • Periyanaayaki Amman Temple


  • St. Josephs Church
  • CSI Church.

Religion Data[edit]

  • Total - 18068
  • Muslims - 58.41%
  • Hindus - 36.61%
  • Christians - 4.98%

Religion in Eruvadi (2011)[6]

  Islam (58.41%)
  Hinduism (36.61%)
  Christianity (4.98%)

Health Care Establishments[edit]

The main health care establishments people of Eruvadi visit are Al-Hudha Hospital, Mercy Nursing Home, Mukesh Clinic & Mustafa Clinic - Child Care. Also there is Madina Siddah and few other clinics attended by doctors part-time.

Mercy Nursing Home[edit]

Attended by Dr. Jayachandra Pandiyan. MBBS, DCH. Located at North Main Road. Emergency cases are attended 24x7. A branch of Mercy Nursing home is located in 6th Street, Attending time:10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m.

Al-Hudha Hospital[edit]

Attended by Dr. Peer Mohamed for a fee of 20rs. Located at Bismi Nagar northeast of 3rd Street.

Mustafa Hospital[edit]

Attended by Dr. Hameed Mustafa, Located at 9th Street. Child care specialist. Popular for his treatments and the medicines he prescribes which are without any side effects. Son in law of Dr.Shaffi.

Mukesh Clinic[edit]

Attended by Dr. Thangaraj. MBBS, DLO, Located at North Main Road, North of Popular Rice Mill.

Madina Siddah (Siddah, Unaani)[edit]

Attended by Dr. Jameel, Located at North Main Road, North of Kandy Store.


Attended by Dr. Gnana Muthu Ganesh Located at 8/1 South Main Road, Near Lebbai Valu Jumma Masjid, Run by : 'ISMA' Charitable Trust


Eruvadi has a government higher secondary school for boys and girls. Most of the local students are studying in government schools. Eruvadi also has three matriculation Schools: Rani Matriculation Higher Secondary School , Al-Huda Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Annai Matriculation School . Also people of Eruvadi prefer to the schools located in the nearby town Vallioor and nearby. Among them Annai Matriculation Hr.Sec.School, Kings Matriculation Hr.Sec. School and Keins Matriculation Hr.Sec. School is popular. Recently the Government Boys Higher secondary school students(2006-2012 batch) are conducting the reunion.

Other schools located in Eruvadi are:

  • Government Higher Secondary School.
  • Elementary School.
  • Rettakkaal School
  • Panchayat Union Middle School
  • SV Hindu Primary School

There is an Engineering College: PET Engineering College in a 11.1 km distance from Eruvadi Bus stand. Keins educational college for teacher training, Nehru nursing college and TDMNS Arts college is located in the surrounding towns.

Around Eruvadi[edit]

There are many attractive tourism places nearby Eruvadi which attracts peoples attention on every festival time. Being a human has to enjoy nature, likewise has responsibility to protect.[7] Here are some good places can be reached faster from Eruvadi.

  • Kalakadu
  • Kanniyakumari
  • Manimuthar
  • Nambimalai
  • Papanasam
  • Thirukkurungudi


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  2. ^ Bayly, Susan. Saints, goddesses, and kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society, 1700–1900. Cambridge [England: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Print.
  3. ^ Marshall, P. J.. The eighteenth century in Indian history: evolution or revolution?. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003. Print.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ "Population by religion community – 2011". Census of India, 2011. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015.
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