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Mukkudal is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This temple village situated 20 km west of Tirunelveli on the banks of the perennial river Tamirabarani. It is famous for the large Muthumalai Amman Temple,very old and popular temple Sriman Narayanaswamy Kovil and Raamaswami kovil Temple. It is a self-sufficient town in respect to basic amenities.
As of 2011[update] India census, Mukkudal had a population of 14,983. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Mukkudal has an average literacy rate of 88.15%, higher than the state average of 80.09%: male literacy is 93.80%, and female literacy is 82.89%. In Mukkudal, 11.11% of the population is under 6 years of age. It has a total house of 4,139.
Mukkudal was upgraded as Town Panchayat according to Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1994 (ratifications to 73rd and 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India) after its establishment. Adding nearest villages: Sadayapuram, Singamparai, Kaliyankulam, Lakshmiyapuram to Mukkudal, Mukkudal Town Panchayat was established. Panchayat has 15 wards, and every wards have a member who is selected through Tamil Nadu local body elections.
Mukkudal is surrounded by lots of villages. Every village uses Mukkudal bus stand for catching the bus. Now the number of buses has been increased. The Papanasam-Kadayam route bus runs on Mukkudal way. Some of the buses depart from Mukkudal to Tirunelveli. A new busstand is opened for mukkudal this year. Bus services is not as good as other town panchayats.
The major and big with advance systematic hospital that for Beedi workers. They are providing totally for free services with standard services. This hospital was started by Former Central Minister. This lies at the bus stand of Mukkudal. There is a upgraded government primary health centre.
Sokkalal Higher Secondary School served to educate the people for decades, a few other schools like S.S.K.V sala pry. School ,Deepa Matriculation School and Boovijesh School and St.Paul's Higher secondary school have risen over the years.
The most important attraction is Sri.Muthumalaimman temple for an annual festival in July. Here Ten days festival is celebrated.
In addition another very famous, very old temple Srimann Narayanaswamy kovil & Sri Seethadevi sametha Ramaswamy Temple located in West big Bazaar is also a famous temple with many deities which are being worshipped from ancient times.Here three days festival is celebrated during May.
Also, the town has Mukkudal Holy Grace Church. The church is a tourist attraction as well and is a main place of worship for christians around the area.
In popular culture
Mukkudal is featured in the climax of 2014 Tamil movie Aranmanai
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