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Nickname(s): Paravai
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvarur
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,207
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Paravakkottai (Tamil: பரவாக்கோட்டை) is a village in the Mannargudi Taluk of Thiruvarur district,[1] Tamil Nadu, India. It is surrounded by many Rivers, Ponds, Paddy and Banana fields. Paravakkottai consist of many streets like North street, South street, Middle street, Thilagar Street, Main Road street, Saminathan street. The streets are elegantly arranged in such a manner that all the streets end in the river bed. The nearby town to the north is Mannargudi and south is Madukkur. Paravakkottai earns a good amount of foreign money through its globally spread out community. Each family has at least one member working abroad. Most of them are in Singapore only. So this village is also called as "kutty Singapore" (little Singapore).


Although majority of the community are thevar, there are also ambalakarar and chettaiyar in few numbers. They maintain a traditional relationship among each other, which is carried along the generation.

There also a few number of Schedule Caste people are there. They are all in individual streets only. Most of them are Parayar caste. But in this village there is no caste problem and all are living peacefully. The people are well educated.

The new generation Paravakkottaians are well educated and are well placed.


Agriculture is one of the main occupations. Rice, sugarcane, groundnut, coconut are the major crops cultivated in this village.

Farming and business are the main activities of the people in Paravakkottai. Although Paravakkottai is not in lower ground to the nearby water tank, ground water is always available.


There are two type of schools in this village. For 1 to 5th standard, Panchayat Union Primary School, and also union English medium is located in Sangaththadi of Paravakkottai. And for 6 to 12th standard, Government Higher Secondary School is located in Middle Street Main Road.


State Bank of India is located in this village. It is opposite to Government Higher Secondary School. The Bank have one attached ATM Center.


Paravakkottai is located between Mannargudi to Pattukkottai in the route of Madukur. Paravakkottai is connected by road to Chennai(333 km), capital of Tamil Nadu(333 km)and other major towns in South India. Nearest major railway station is Mannargudi (12 km). Nearest international airport is Tiruchirapalli (103 km).


As per the 2011 census, Paravakkottai had a total population of 7698[2] with 3937 males and 3761 females. Male literacy stands at 84.71 % while female literacy rate was 65.91 %.


Coordinates: 10°36′02″N 79°25′53″E / 10.6005°N 79.4313°E / 10.6005; 79.4313