Papanasam

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Papanasam
Panchayat Town
Palaivananathar Sivan Koil
Palaivananathar Sivan Koil
Papanasam is located in Tamil Nadu
Papanasam
Papanasam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°56′00″N 79°17′00″E / 10.9333°N 79.2833°E / 10.9333; 79.2833Coordinates: 10°56′00″N 79°17′00″E / 10.9333°N 79.2833°E / 10.9333; 79.2833
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thanjavur
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,397
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 614 205
Telephone code 914374
Vehicle registration TN-68

Papanasam is a panchayat town in Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Thanjavur and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Kumbakonam. The name literally translates to "Destruction of Sins" in the Tamil language.

Geography and climate[edit]

Papanasam is located at 10°56′00″N 79°17′00″E / 10.9333°N 79.2833°E / 10.9333; 79.2833 and has an average elevation of 22 metres (72 ft). Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry.

Climate data for Papanasam (altitude: 37m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.3
(84.7)
31.1
(88)
33.6
(92.5)
35.3
(95.5)
36.7
(98.1)
36.7
(98.1)
35.4
(95.7)
34.8
(94.6)
34.2
(93.6)
32.1
(89.8)
29.7
(85.5)
28.5
(83.3)
33.12
(91.62)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.3
(77.5)
26.5
(79.7)
28.5
(83.3)
30.6
(87.1)
31.7
(89.1)
31.6
(88.9)
30.7
(87.3)
30
(86)
29.6
(85.3)
28.2
(82.8)
26.4
(79.5)
25.1
(77.2)
28.68
(83.64)
Average low °C (°F) 21.3
(70.3)
21.9
(71.4)
23.5
(74.3)
26
(79)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
26.1
(79)
25.3
(77.5)
25.1
(77.2)
24.3
(75.7)
23.1
(73.6)
21.8
(71.2)
24.32
(75.78)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 35
(1.38)
12
(0.47)
13
(0.51)
36
(1.42)
55
(2.17)
39
(1.54)
60
(2.36)
134
(5.28)
99
(3.9)
198
(7.8)
208
(8.19)
137
(5.39)
1,026
(40.41)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 37m)[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Papanasam had a population of 16,397. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Papanasam has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 70%. In Papanasam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

108 Shivalayam

There are three major temples, Pallaivanatha Swamy temple constructed by the Cholas, Srinivasa Perumal Temple and 108 Sivalayam temple. A granary measuring 86 feet (26 m) in width and 36 feet (11 m) in height constructed by Nayaks between 1600–1634 has been declared by the State Archaeological Department as a protected monument.

Railway Station[edit]

Papanasam railway station is situated between Thanjavur and Kumbakonam.

Reservation Timings

Weekly

Morning 08:00 to 12:45
Evening 13:45 to 20:00

Sundays

Morning 08:00 to 12:45
Train Number Name Type Arrival Departure Destination
16179 Mannai Express Express 03:39 03:40 Mannargudi
16106 Tiruchendur - Chennai Egmore (Chendur) Express Express 04:30 04:31 Chennai
16232 Mysuru - Mayiladuthurai Express Express 05:10 05:11 Mayiladuthurai
16183 Uzhavan Express Express 05:59 06:00 Thanjavur
56811 Mayiladuthurai - Trichirappalli Pass Passenger 07:14 07:15 Trichy
56039 Kumbakonam - Thanjavur Pass Passenger 08:22 08:23 Thanjavur
56824 Trichirappalli - Mayiladuthurai Pass Passenger 08:48 08:49 Mayiladuthurai
16233 Mayiladuthurai - Trchirappalli Exp Express 08:54 08:55 Trichy
16854 Cholan Express Express 10:43 10:44 Chennai
76826 Thanjavur - Mayiladuthurai Pass (DEMU) Passenger 11:42 11:43 Mayiladuthurai
12084 Coimbatore - Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi Jan Shatabdi 12:05 12:06 Mayiladuthurai
56821 Mayiladuthurai - Dindugul Pass Passenger 12:09 12:10 Dindugul
16234 Trichirappalli - Mayiladuthurai Express Express 13:53 13:54 Mayiladuthurai
16853 Cholan Express Express 14:04 14:05 Trichy
12083 Mayiladuthurai - Coimbatore Jan Shatabdi Jan Shatabdi 15:28 15:29 Coimbatore
56822 Dindugul - Mayiladuthurai Pass Passenger 15:35 15:36 Mayiladuthurai
16231 Mayiladuthurai - Mysuru Express Express 18:32 18:33 Mysuru
56820 Thanjavur - Kumbakonam Pass Passenger 18:42 18:43 Kumbakonam
76825 Mailaduthurai - Thanjavur Pass (DEMU) Passenger 19:04 19:05 Thanjavur
56812 Trichirappalli - Mayiladuthurai Pass Passenger 19:38 19:39 Mayiladuthurai
56823 Mayiladuthurai - Trichirappalli Pass Passenger 20:48 20:49 Trichy
16105 Chendur Express Express 21:24 21:25 Thiruchendur
16184 Uzhavan Express Express 21:34 21:35 Chennai
16180 Mannai Express Express 22:59 23:00 Chennai
16779 Tirupati - Rameshwaram (Meenakshi) Express (Sunday, Tuesday and Friday only) Express 23:04 23:05 Rameshwaram
16780 Rameshwaram - Tirupati (Meenakshi) Express (Monday, Thursday and Saturday only) Express 23:09 23:10 Tirupati

Politics[edit]

Papanasam assembly constituency is part of Mayiladuturai Lok Sabha constituency.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Papanasam (altitude: 37m) - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Climate: Papanasam (altitude: 76m) - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 12 October 2008.