Nerkattumseval

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Nerkattaanseval
city
Nerkattaanseval is located in Tamil Nadu
Nerkattaanseval
Nerkattaanseval
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°14′N 77°32′E / 9.24°N 77.53°E / 9.24; 77.53Coordinates: 9°14′N 77°32′E / 9.24°N 77.53°E / 9.24; 77.53
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictTirunelveli
Elevation165 m (541 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total20,160
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Nerkattumseval ( also Nelkattanseval, called Nellitangaville by the British ) is traditionally recognized as one of the 72 palaiyams of Madura, already in existence in the days of Nagama Nayaka and his son Visvanatha Nayaka. It falls under the sankarankovil taluk in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu.[1]

Palayam location[edit]

This Maravar palaiyam was located in the Sankarankovil taluk, in the former Tirunelveli province of the Nayak kingdom of Madurai

Museum[edit]

Nerkattumseval has a museum for Puli Thevar erected by the Tamil Nadu Government.

Nearby Palayams[edit]

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