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panchayat town
Kandanur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°06′18″N 78°49′30″E / 10.105°N 78.825°E / 10.105; 78.825Coordinates: 10°06′18″N 78°49′30″E / 10.105°N 78.825°E / 10.105; 78.825
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Kandanur is a panchayat town in Karaikudi taluk, Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is famous for Kandanur Sivan Kovil, which is a replica to the Madurai meenatchi amman temple built by nagarthars community.[1] Kandanur Perumal temple is equally popular in the area.[2] Also, near by town Puduvayal is famous for its Veerasekara Umaiyambigai Temple (Sakkottai area).[3]


As of 2001 India census,[4] Kandanur had a population of 6454. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Kandanur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 63%. In Kandanur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable people[edit]

  • Shri. T.K.V.R.Kasiviswanathan Chettiar,TKVR HOUSE,KANDANUR, The first graduate from this village and EX-Chief officer - BANK OF MADURA(ICICI).
  • Shri. P.Chidambaram, Former Union Minister of Finance India. He was also the Home minister of the country.
  • Shri. C.R.M.Chokku Subramanian Chettiar.
  • Shri. N.K.PL.A.Palaniapppa Chettiyar, Retd-Chief Officer, Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Shri. N.K.PL.A.PL.Annamalai Chettiyar, Retd-Senior Manager cum Inspector, Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Shri. C.R.M.Palanimalai Chettiar.
  • Shri. C.R.M.KR.Ramanathan Chettiar,Sathya Packaging Industry,Madurai.
  • Shri. A. Palaniappan, Managing Director of Sree Karpagambal Mills Limited, Rajapalayam.[5]
  • Alamelu Vairavan, television chef in Milwaukee, cookbook author, host of the programme Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu.[6]
  • Shri. T.K.V.R.T.Thenappan,Deputy Manager, City Union Bank-Madurai.
  • Shri. CT. Andiappan, Managing Director of www.sasimaths.com, kandanur.[7]
  • S.Pavithra Nanthini , Project Manager , www.stridec.com, Singapore.[8]


  1. ^ "List of Tourist Attractions - Tourist Places To Visit in Karaikudi". www.nativeplanet.com.
  2. ^ "Kandanur Town Panchayat-". www.townpanchayat.in.
  3. ^ "Veerasekarar Temple Details". temple.dinamalar.com.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Poly / Cotton Yarns, Sree Karpagambal Mills Ltd". Karpagambal.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. ^ Interview With Thiru Alamelu Vairavan Nagarathargateway.com, 2012-04-19.
  7. ^ "sasimaths.com. Sasi Maths is online syllabus based maths. Practice your Maths and Enjoy with lots of fun". sasimaths.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
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