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As of 2001[update] India census, Rayagiri had a population 10,855. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rayagiri has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72% and female literacy is 50%. In Rayagiri, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Rayagiri is exactly 86 km from Madurai towards south and 88 km from Tirunelveli towards north and 3 km away from Madurai - chengottai Highway.
The nearest cities to Rayagiri are Rajapalayam, Puliangudi and Sankaran Kovil.
In Rayagiri, there is an Arunachala duvakkappalli, Aathithanar higher secondary school (R.H.N.U.Si. Ba Sivanthi Aathithanar Higher secondary school), same girls high school available and 6 elementary schools.
Private Kamaraj Matriculation school and Kumutha Nursary school available.
Old Student Alumni Association Rayagiri [OSAAR]
Old Student Alumni Association Rayagiri [OSAAR] Registered Under The Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.1975.(TAMIL NADU ACT 27 OF 1975).
Famous in Rayagiri Chithirai(Tamil Month)Festival Pommagal& Sakkadevi Pongal ( Veera Pandiya Kattabomman Thottar Jothi Ootakul Chkthirai last friday) krishnan kovil & Rajakaliamman(AR),Aadi mutthalammam(Tamil Month) Festival in Madasamy Kovil,Kaliamman Kovil and Thatha thoppakkelavanar(AR), nadar festival in 10 days Purattachi (Tamil Month) festival in Mariamman, Kaliamman and Gangaiamman Kovil,Markazhi (Tamil Month)in Iyyappan Kovil Mandala Pujai, Panguni (Tamil Month) festival in Mariamman Kovil, temples. Pupil used to celebrate like Diwali in that every day Orchestra, etc. programmes.
Diwali, Pongal, and Tamil festivals people used to celebrate.
People from this town are followers ancient medicine methods, ancient Josiam methods.
Famous in Rayagiri - South Marriamman kovil back street , "Sudalai Mada Swamy" kovil pongal very interesting
Pudhu Madasamy Koil at Rajasingaperi very famous and festivel for the period Aadi month & Thai month (Tamil Month)
- "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 2008-11-01.