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Nickname(s): சிங்கை
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Sivagangai
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 630502
Telephone code 04577
Vehicle registration TN 63
Nearest city Tirupattur, Karaikudi, Devakottai, Sivaganga, Madurai, Pudukottai, Trichy, Dindugul, Melur, Viralimalai, Ponnamaravathi, Nattam
Literacy 66.79% male and 44.36% female%
Lok Sabha constituency Sivaganga
MLA constituency Tirupattur
Climate Mostly Dry (Köppen)

Singampunari is a taluka in Sivagangai district, in Tamil Nadu, India. The town comes under the thirupathur constituency.

This is an industrial and temple town. In Singampunari Taluk, the main industry madras motars forging pvt ltd is 600workers worked at the company( MNC ). Coir|coconut rope. It is the home for many groundnut oil mills and many more small scale industries. The places to see near this town are Piranmalai or Parambumalai which is supposed to be the place of Vallal Pari (one among the seven ancient Tamil patrons) and Vettangudi bird sancutuary situated at Kolikudipatti. Singampunari experience dry weather for most of the year.

It is about 47 km from Madurai, 58 km from Dindigul, 216 km from Coimatore, 65 km from Tiruchi, 50 km from Karaikudi, being 7 km from Kottampatti which lies along the Madurai-Chennai highways. It also lies on the Coimbatore-Palani - Karaikudi-Devakottai route. So all the buses from Coimbatore to Chettinad region via Palani stops in Singampunari.


The region is known as Anjalai Naadu or Aindhu Nilai Naadu. It was situated in a bigger province called Kerala Singa Vala Naadu which is in Vada Pandi Mandalam - North Pandya Country.

This Anjali Naadu was divided into five mangalam - Kanna Mangalam, Seer Serndha Mangalam, vela Mangalam, Sathur Vedha Mangalam(S.V.Mangalam),and Mullai Mangalam.

It was made up military cantonments. Since it is in the northern belt of Pandya country, it had a network of forts.

In the past a very dense jungle surrounded the place.

It was watered by a river which was known in inscriptions as 'Virisilai Nadhi'.

Anjalai Nadu is the home region of a martial class of Maravar people known as {'anjala naatu maravar' or " maravar " } It is surrounded by Kallar Naadu. It borders on the Chettinadu area. Singampunari and a few places near it are also the home to a class of Vaishyas known as Aruviyur Nagarathar. Aruviyur was a mercantile mega-town which was one of the headquarters of the Merchant guild called 'Thisai Aayirathu Ainuruvar' or 'Naanadesi'.

Singampunari was an important centre for the Jains-Samanar. The most important temple in Singampunari, is the Temple of Sri Sevuga Perumal Aiyanar Saastha. In the past, it was one of the places where oaths were made to ensure truth. It also houses the SuyamPrakasar who is known as Suyambu. This a naturally occurring Sivalingam placed to the left side of the main shrine. The famous Pidari of Singampunari has a shrine to right side of the central shrine.

In Singampunari, All the Community People are mixed up in this locality with strong bonding as brotherhoods and the town has got two Masjids. JUMMA Masjid is situated just Opposite to the Bus Stand and the Other Masjid is located in Anna Nagar (Known to be as Thethankaadu).

The Lord Shree Sevuga Perumal Ayyanar is considered as a brother for all Ayyanars around Singampunari such as Shree Sirai Meetta Ayyanar, Shree Seguttaiyanar Temples present in M.Soorakkudi village, Some 12 Kilometers from Singampunari. Those temples are associated with Sevuga Moorthy Ayyanar in many ways. After completing 10 days festival to Shree Sevuga Moorthy Ayyanar, the Maalai, Santhanam is brought to Shree Sirai Meetta Ayyanar, Shree Seguttaiyanar Temples for "Puravi Yeduppu Thiruvizha" which is very famous in and around Districts.

Many people believe that the old name of Singampunari was Singampidaari. This was supposed to have been named after the Pidari. Bali Karuppar, Periya Karuppar, ChinnaKaruppar, Brahmaayee Amman, Adaikkalam Kaaththa Aiyanaar, Ganesa, Murugan have their sannidhis. Other deities like Sangili Karuppar, MuthuKaruppar, Valaithadi Karuppar, Sannasi, Saptha Kannika, and others share a common sannidhi. The temple had its own archives with thousands of palm leaf records. The 10 days Brahmothsavam is famous and draws huge crowds. The Ther Thiruvizha(car festival)and PooPallaakku are important festivals. There is a peculiar festival called 'Kaluvan Thiruvila' which is celebrated only in Singampunari.

As of 2001 India census, Singampunari had a population of 16,4150. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Singampunari has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 65%. In Singampuneri, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

There are 3 churches at Singampunari: a Roman Catholic church, Church of South India and Assemblies of God Church (Rev.S.Sornamuthu, Pastor, A.G. Church). Muslim's are 2nd majority people who live in Singampunari. 3 Mosque is there. mostly Muslim people live in Thethankadu area. Ancient day few Muslim people bought land and constructed house and live here, that time this area lot of teak tree and Agriculture land there.[kadu - forest] So this name change to [derivative] Thathankadu.(Zain)


lot of community live in singampunari but all are habituation brotherhoods. lot of Hindu Muslim partnership business doing in singampunari. Hindu people go to Masjid (மசூதி) for their disease cure purpose.

There are Government elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and 1 boys higher secondary school and a girls higher secondary school(rani mathurambal rajayee memorial govt girls higher secondary school) with the strength of nearly 1500 pupils each. There are also 5 private English medium schools(Annai Velankanni Matric.Hr.Sec.School,Parivallal Matric. Hr. Sec. School,Venkateshwara Matric. Hr. Sec. School, S.S. Matriculation School and Sriram Vidhyalaya). One Teachers Training Institute(aadhavan teacher training institute) is also available.

Chitthar Muthu Vaduguganadhadevar "Vathiyar Ayya" Kovil is a famous temple in this town. In "Vathiyar Ayya" temple special poojas are organised for every full moon day exactly at midnight 12:00. Thousands of people all over Tamil Nadu are attending this pooja. A grand festival is celebrating for "Chitra Pournami" day every year. Special Poojas are also conducted during every "Ammavasai" day exactly at Noon 12:00.

Singampunari is 2nd city most tax paying city of Sivaganga Dist. The sub regional office of Coir board is located in Singampunari which covers more than 10 districts. Tamil Nadu's first Coir Mega Cluster Programme is sanctioned for Singampunari. Singai Coirs Cluster is established in Manavottan village, A. Kalapur, Singampunari. Singampunari also constitutes an industrial estate in which South India's second largest forging plant MM forgings, LJ textiles, Tamil Nadu Gears and many anxilliary units are running successfully. Many Groundnut oil and coconut oil mills are running here.

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