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Poovaipalayam@Sithakkattur is located in Tamil Nadu
Poovaipalayam@Sithakkattur is located in India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°31′51″N 77°53′55″E / 10.53083°N 77.89861°E / 10.53083; 77.89861Coordinates: 10°31′51″N 77°53′55″E / 10.53083°N 77.89861°E / 10.53083; 77.89861
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul district
Population (2009)
 • Total 700
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 624710
Telephone code 04551
Sex ratio 55 percent/45 percent /

Poovaipalayam, also called "Sithakkaattur" (population approximately 700 in 2009)is a village in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, India which is surrounded by mountains. It is 8 km from the nearest town Vedasandur and 22 km from the district headquarters (Dindigul). The villagers are primarily farmers who grow drumsticks, onion, chili peppers, gooseberry, tomato, eggplants, tobacco and lentils.The villagers belong to the Kongu Vellala Gounder community.Poovaipalayam village is under Oddancatram taluk and same constituency.


Located at 10.5300 N, 77.9500 E,[1] Poovaipalayam is approximately 2500 km from New Delhi, 1350 km from Mumbai, 450 km from Chennai, 360 km from Bangalore and 140 km from Coimbatore,80 km from Madurai.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Poovaipalayam had a population of 700. Men constitute 55 percent of the population and women 45%. Poovaipalayam has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 81 percent, and female literacy is 61 percent. In Poovaipalayam, two percent of the population is under six years of age.


Poovaipalayam does not have public transportation directly connecting the village to the outside world; the nearest public transportation is one km away from the Village.


There are several Hindu temples in the area:

  • Sri Vinayakar Temple
  • Sri Kuppanna Swamy Temple
  • Sri Kannimar Temple(Main God)
  • Sri Kannimar Temple(Sengattu Thottam)
  • Sri Karumalai Perumal Temple (at the top of the Karumalai)


  • Indian Overseas Bank Saalaiyur Naalroad
  • Bank of India Puliyamarathukottai
  • State bank of India Vedasandur
  • Tamil Nadu mercantile bank Vedasandur
  • Canara bank Vedasandur
  • Karur vysya bank Vedasandur
  • Indian bank Vedasandur


There is one elementary school in the village.