|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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In the 2001 India census, Sambavar Vadagarai had a population of 14,647. Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. Sambavar Vadagarai had an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 65%, and female literacy was 44%. In 2001 in Sambavar Vadagarai, 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.
By the 2011 census, the town had grown to 17,284 inhabitants.
History, culture and tourism
Sambavar Vadakarai was part of Kingdom of Travancore before 1956. This Village surrounded by good scenic beauties. There are two parts of village. 1. Melur,2.Keelur. There are Two important big temples in Keelur part. One is Sri Ramasamy koil and another one is Sri Iyappan koil. Both the temples are old and renovated at the cost crores. The Iyappankoil is Built in the style of original Sabarimalai Temple.The temple is built by the single man V.S.Rajasekaran with the help of more Donors. Now the temple is governed by the individual body. His mobile no to contact 9486285978. One of the old Shiva temple built by Pandian kings is the main attraction of this village, the main deity's name of this temple is Sri Moolanatha Swamy and Maduravani Ambal.The temple is located on the banks of Hanuman Nadhi, a tributary to the famous Tambraparani River. Hanuman Nadhi originattes in Western Ghats up-hills to Sencottah Town (18 km west of this village) and converges into Tambaraparani near Srivaikuntam. South West of Hmanuman Nadhi lies the Agraharam, which consists of two streets, viz. Perumal Koil Street (formerly known as North Street) and Pillayar Koil Street (formerly known as South Street). Agraharam is mainly domiciled by Brahmin community. Two very ancient Temples viz. Sri Vedanarayana Perumal Koil and Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Koil adorn thm e Agraharam. In addition, in and around Agraharam is blessed with temples for Vishnu Durgai, Dharma Sastha and Neelakanti Amman.
An age-old Annadhana Chatram established and endowed by erstwhile Brahmin community was catering to the needs of visitors and pilgrims for short stay and feeding, and supporting various temple festivals and charities, mainly out of agricultural income derived from lands endowed by ancestors for this specific purpose. Over a period time, due to insufficient returns, these activities have practically died down. Many families of Agraharam have since migrated and presently live / settled elsewhere in India and abroad. Nevertheless, by shear love and affection for their native village and family deity, the descendants have been in touch and visiting the Village occasionally to have darshan of their family deities and perform worships.
Thanks to some of the ardent descendants and a few well-wishers, whose hearts are close to the Village, the Annadhana Chatram building is now under renovation and religious and charitable activities are in rejuvenation mode at present sponsored by S V Karai Agraharam Trust - a registered trust formed in mid-year 2014. Anybody who desires to participate in this holistic program are welcome.
One Government Higher secondary school and 3 Government Primary Schools and Two CSI Churches are there in this village. The Loving Hands India Trust is running Orphanage Home at Sambavar Vadakarai under the name and style of "Zion Bethel Home".
- "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.
- "NPR Report: Tamil Nadu: Tirunelveli: Tenkasi". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.
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