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Sundarapandiapuram is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°58′06″N 77°22′53″E / 8.96833°N 77.38139°E / 8.96833; 77.38139Coordinates: 8°58′06″N 77°22′53″E / 8.96833°N 77.38139°E / 8.96833; 77.38139
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Taluk Tenkasi
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,957
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sundarapandiapuram is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Known for its scenic beauty, it is a popular setting for many Tamil films and regional sitcoms. The critically and commercially successful Tamil movie Roja, by the acclaimed director Mani Ratnam, was also shot here. Sundarapandiapuram is renowned for its ancient temples. Many films are getting producing with this town nowadays - Karuthamma, vetrikodi kattu, gentleman, Muthalvan, anniyan, satyam, sivapathikaram, vettai,avan ivan and many more


In the India census, Sundarapandiapuram had a population of 7,705.[1] Males constituted 50% of the population and females, 50%. It had an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate in the town was 74%, while the female literacy rate was lower at 56%. 11% of the population was under 6 years of age.

By the 2011 census, the town had grown to 8,957 inhabitants.[2]


Sundarapandiyapuram is home to three important temples. The Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple dates back to the early 19th century. However, the Rukmani Sathyabama Sameda Sri Rajagopala Swamy temple is the oldest place of worship in the town, purportedly around 4000 years old. The idol of the deity, Raja Gopala, is said to originally belong in Sage Kanwar's ashram. The third temple, the Sri Mupadathi Amman temple, also has a Sringeri Mutt.


Some images of Sundarapandiapuram and the landscape around Tenkasi can be viewed on:

  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "NPR Report: Tamil Nadu: Tirunelveli: Tenkasi". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.