Pamban

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Pamban
Town
Pamban is located in Tamil Nadu
Pamban
Pamban
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Pamban is located in India
Pamban
Pamban
Pamban (India)
Coordinates: 9°17′N 79°12′E / 9.283°N 79.200°E / 9.283; 79.200Coordinates: 9°17′N 79°12′E / 9.283°N 79.200°E / 9.283; 79.200
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictRamanathapuram
Population
 (2001)
 • Total30,926
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Pamban is a town in the Rameswaram taluk of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is at the west edge of Pamban Island and is a popular fishing port. The town gives its name to the whole island. Pamban railway station is the first station on the island for pilgrims travelling to Rameswaram.

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 census,[1] Pamban had a population of 37819 with 19163 males and 18656 females. The sex ratio was 974 and the literacy rate, 85.16%[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Pamban has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification As) with hot summers and cool winters. Unlike most locations in India with this climate, most rainfall occurs in autumn and winter, with the heaviest rain falling from October to December, and very little rain in the summer months of June to August.[citation needed]

Climate data for Pamban (1981–2010, extremes 1902–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.3
(91.9)
34.5
(94.1)
35.7
(96.3)
38.0
(100.4)
38.8
(101.8)
37.2
(99.0)
37.5
(99.5)
37.5
(99.5)
36.9
(98.4)
35.7
(96.3)
35.4
(95.7)
33.9
(93.0)
38.8
(101.8)
Average high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
30.5
(86.9)
32.8
(91.0)
34.3
(93.7)
34.3
(93.7)
33.5
(92.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.0
(91.4)
32.9
(91.2)
32.1
(89.8)
30.2
(86.4)
28.8
(83.8)
32.0
(89.6)
Average low °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
25.3
(77.5)
27.2
(81.0)
28.1
(82.6)
27.5
(81.5)
26.9
(80.4)
26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.0
(78.8)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
26.0
(78.8)
Record low °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
17.0
(62.6)
19.4
(66.9)
20.3
(68.5)
19.8
(67.6)
20.2
(68.4)
20.7
(69.3)
20.0
(68.0)
20.6
(69.1)
20.0
(68.0)
19.5
(67.1)
18.2
(64.8)
17.0
(62.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 59.9
(2.36)
17.0
(0.67)
13.6
(0.54)
51.2
(2.02)
41.4
(1.63)
6.3
(0.25)
11.2
(0.44)
15.2
(0.60)
33.6
(1.32)
199.2
(7.84)
284.6
(11.20)
191.7
(7.55)
924.9
(36.41)
Average rainy days 2.8 1.5 0.9 3.6 2.8 2.0 0.6 0.9 1.6 8.4 12.2 8.4 42.7
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 74 70 68 68 73 74 73 74 75 76 78 78 73
Source: India Meteorological Department[2][3]

Pirappan Valasai connection with Pamban[edit]

Pirappan Valasai a village near Pamban in Ramnathapuram district is the place where Sri Pamban Swamigal did his penance.

Sri Pamban Swamigal is said to have completed his 35 days penance in Pirappan Valasai on Chithrai Full Moon Pooja day where he had dharsan and Ubadesam and blessings of Lord Muruga and on the basis of which the work called "THAKARALAYA RAHASYA SASHTRAM" was written.

Pirappan Valasai is a Village in Mandapam Block in Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 36 km towards East from District headquarters Ramanathapuram. 9 km from Mandapam. Pirappanvalasai Pin code is 623516 and postal head office is Irumeni. Ramanathapuram, Rameshwaram, Paramakudi, Sivaganga are the nearby Cities to Pirappanvalasai. It is near to bay of Bengal.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary Census Abstract - Census 2011". Directorate of Census Operations-Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 17 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Station: Pamban Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 583–584. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M201. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.