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|Former name||Mayilrayan Kottai|
|• Type||Gram Panchayat|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Spoken languages||Tamil, English|
Mallakottai (Tamil: மல்லாகோட்டை) is the name of a panchayat village in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu state in South India. It was a constituent of the ancient "MayilrayanKottai Nadu" (Tamil: மயில்ராயன்கோட்டை நாடு) once, which was a part of 'Sivagangai Seemai' (Tamil: சிவகங்கை சீமை).
The place and people
Mallakottai situated in the northern part of Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu. It's cultural heritage goes back many years and the village has been known as one of the important commercial center's among the nearest villages now. Some of the villages that are surrounded Mallakottai are Jeyangondanilai, Vadavanpatti, Mampatti, Erumaipatti, Eriyur, and Kattanipatti. The principal occupation of villagers is farming. One of the popular and historical temple that is located in center of the village is "Sri Santhiveeran Temple". The presiding deity of this temple is Santhiveeran.
Eruthugattu is a major villagers festival and many legends are associated with it. It is surmised the festival dates back to the period before written history. Eruthugattu is very enthusiastically celebrated for thirty continuous days and each day has its significance with a number of myths, legends and beliefs.
Mallakottai village can be reached in 50 minutes from the non-sleeping city of Madurai via Melur, Keelavalavu and Jayankondanilai from west. Government bus numbers are 8, 8A, 8C and other private company buses are Kannappa, KVR. Can be also reached in 1 Hour from Karaikudi via Thiruppathur, Aralikottai, Eriyur and the bus numbers are 4, 5, 7 and KVR. Can be also reached in 1 Hour from historical city of Maruthu Pandiyar Sivagangai via Madagupatti, Alavakottai and Kattanipatti. Can be also reached in 1 Hour from the green town of Singampunari via S.S.Kottai, Nainapatti from available buses.
- Government Hospital with Emergency service
- Government Higher Secondary School
- Government Library Facilities
- Water supply Board Controlled by Village Administration
- Government Agricultural Support Office
- Government Head Post Office
- Village Administration Office
- Government Grocery Shop
- BSNL Telecom's Customer Support Office
- Bus Terminals
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