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Sundarapandiam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°37′15″N 77°40′55″E / 9.62083°N 77.68194°E / 9.62083; 77.68194Coordinates: 9°37′15″N 77°40′55″E / 9.62083°N 77.68194°E / 9.62083; 77.68194
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • Total8,547
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Sundarapandiam is a panchayat town in [Watrap taluk -New|Srivilliputhur Taluk- old,]] Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Sundarapandiam had a population of 8547. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Sundarapandiam has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 49%. In Sundarapandiam, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. Weaving and Agriculture are Main occupations of the people living here.


List of Festivals[edit]

Apart from Tamilar's main festivals of Deepavali & Thai Pongal, 3 main local festivals are celebrated in Grand manner they are

  • Muthallamman Pongal
  • Mariamman and Kaliamman Pongal
  • Muppidari Amman Pongal
  • Maha Shiva Rathiri
  • Kalleri Mariyamman Pongal
  • Chithirai Thiruvizha celebrate at Sri Vaikundamoorthy temple ( periya kovil locally )

The special in Mariamman Pongal is --- This Festival is Celebrated in Nine days. The wonderful thing is that while celebrating this 9 days, all days there will be rainfall in the Village as Mari means " Rain" will be proved. (Updated by Balamurugan.B)

List of schools[edit]

  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • Union Elementary School
  • Viveka School (English Medium)
  • Saliyar Elementary School
  • Sithi Vinayagar Elementary School, Agatthapatti


List of shopping[edit]

  • Most of the peoples doing Weaving and Agriculture
  • Kalaivanar Milk Kova (daily manufacturing fresh & tasty) *Kalaiwanar Travels.
  • Sakthi Furnitures - for all kind of household articles and gifts
  • Naadar Kadai
  • Kumar sweets
  • Ilakkiya Store formerly Mookkan Kadai
  • Sri Sugam medicals
  • Anandha Electricals - all electrical items & hard wares.
  • Ashok Textiles

List of banks[edit]

  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank
  • Virudhunagar District Cooperative Bank
  • Agriculture Bank

Societies (government-approved)[edit]

  • Sundarapandiam R91 Weaver's Society
  • Thiruvalluvar Weaver's Society
  • Thirukural Weaver's Society
  • Oovaiyar Weaver's Society
  • Thiru Ve. Ka Weaver's Society
  • Periyar E.V.R. Weaver's Society
  • Sundarapandiam Milk dairy Society
  • Agathapatti Q631 Weaver's Society


Sundarapandiam (major panchayat) is located one 1 km from the main road between Krishnankoil and Watrap. Approximately, every 30 minutes a bus leaves from Srivilliputtur (via, Krishnancoil) or from Watrap to this place. Another mode of reaching to Sundarapandiam by auto. Take an auto from Krishnankoil which is located 6 km away.

Krishnankoil can be reached around the clock by taking a bus at Madurai (Mattuthavani) bound for Senkottai/Tenkasi/Rajapalayam. It is located 80 km from Madurai.

Nearest Railway Station: Srivilliputtur (15 km distant)

Nearest Airport : Madurai (70 km distant)

Nearby towns and cities[edit]

Nearby villages[edit]

  • (less 1 km radial distance)
  • Agathapatti
  • Sempatti
  • Venkatapuram
  • Ramachandrapuram
  • Madurapuri


1. Periya Koil (1 km from bus terminus)

2. Perumal Koil (50 M from bus Terminus)

3. veilugantha Amman kovil & veilugantha sivan kovil , irulappa samy kovil ( 1.5 km from bus terminus)

4. Karuppasamy kovil (150 m from bus terminus)

5. Bala vinayagar & Bala Murugan kovil (1.1km from bus terminus )

6. Aathu pilayar kovil (300 m from bus terminus )

7. Mariyamman kovil (700 m from bus terminus )

8. Sakthivel murugan kovil (500 m from bus terminus )

9. Muppidaari amman kovil (250m from bus terminus)

10.Sri selvaGanapathy Temple (320 m )

Rivers and lakes[edit]

About Some Ten years back, while digging the Kovaneri Lake, a Big Lingam was found. Sundarapandiam is located at river bed of Arjuna. Many small lakes are located around this place, namely, Senkulum, Periyakulam, and Karisalkulam. The main source of drinking water is taken underground. The famous Sadhuragiri hills / temple is very near to this village.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.