Talk:Kanyakumari district

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What is the Good business to do in Kanayakumari district. Can anyone give suggestion

Thanks in advance Sylves G


The Ayyavazhi, one among the complex religious systems in the world, had a considerable role in the religio-cultural history of Kanyakumari district. It originated in Swamithoppe at the first half of the ninteenth century. While the whole population seems to be influenced by the cross,[1] Ayyavazhi enjoys an outstanding growth stabilising against the fast growing Christianity. And for the Christian missionaries, the growth of Ayyavazhi posed a great challenge in their proselytising mission from its inception.[2] It is evident from the LMS Reports itself that Ayyavazhi grows rapidly equal to them.[3]

Also socially speaking, Ayya Vaikundar was viewed as the first and the greatest reformer of India. India's first inter-dinning was held in Ayyavazhi universe by him. [4]

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  • I deleted the tag asking for photos to be included - I think there are enough/too many photos out there. --Madhu 14:44, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

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Native scripts[edit]

Since an IP is now edit warring about Malayalam, this is the rationale for adding only Tamil script in the lead. Please discuss this here instead of edit warring.

  • a) Tamil is the sole Official language in Kanyakumari District (as is the case with entire Tamil Nadu)
  • b) The name "Kanyakumari" is from Tamil - so for transcription/transliteration purposes Tamil is enough
  • c) The percentage of Malayalam speakers in the district is unknown. There is no proof that native Malayalam speakers are present in significant numbers (though floating population from nearby Kerala means there are a large number of Malayalam speakers). Here is a pro-Malayalam source that claims the numbers are 12%. So that should be the higher range of the Malayalee speaker estimate. No where near 50% as claimed by the IP. And the book also mentions, even for those 12% Malayalam is a "private dialect" and Tamil is their "Principal language". And secondly this source confirms that the Malayalam speakers are around 10% of the population.

--Sodabottle (talk) 06:48, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

agree with the assessment. People in the bordering region (like any other place) speaks Malayalam and so do a large number of Tamil speakers in Trivandrum. What i find interesting is the sense of loss felt by this user. semi-protection is a good idea. --CarTick 10:36, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
There are people like this on both sides. Kerala got Devikulam and Peermade in return for ceding Kanyakumari Dist and Tamil nationalists make it sound like a tragedy. There was this whole border agitation going on in the 50s led by M. P. Sivagnanam and supported by many. It might be the only time in history when Anna, Rajaji, Kamaraj and Periyar all agreed on something.--Sodabottle (talk) 14:02, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
will be good to have an article covering this topic like Land exchange between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. --CarTick 00:52, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
yes something like Andhra Pradesh and Madras Alteration of Boundaries Act. Need to find out what exactly went on.--Sodabottle (talk) 04:23, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
According to indian constitution, if a minority language is spoken by more than 15 % of people of a particular Taluk/district , it is accepted as a another official minority language of that taluk/district, and all government documentation must also be given in that language if requested.
In Kanyakumari district Malayalam has this status in Vilavancode/Kalkulam Taluks. Even in elections you can see malayalam written in voting machines in these taluks. So the above arguements and reference from books of stating 10 % malayalam speakers are just wrong.
Also "even for those 12% Malayalam is a "private dialect" and Tamil is their "Principal language"" mentioned by the specified book is a blunder. I myself is a kanyakumari Malayalee. Tamil is very much less comforable for me than malayalam. I talk proper malayalam and not a "priavte dialect". I request to add Malayalam script also in the lead. Even indian constitution allows minority status to malayalam since there are more than 15 % native malayalm talkers in vilavancode / kalkulam taluks. Wikipedia should not become racist, by denying constutional rights of language minorities. - Antony antonylejos

Potential copyvios[edit]

There are big chunks of very detailed, relatively well written and totally uncited text in this article. I have just removed one example from it:

Kanyakumari is the smallest district in Tamil Nadu, with a land spread of 1,684 km² and has varied ecosystems - forests, wetlands, freshwater resources and marine as similar to Kerala.

The district, once called "The Granary of Travancore" is fertile, with hundreds of water bodies and a canal irrigation system. Rubber and spice plantations are found on the hilly terrain, while paddy fields, plantain and coconut plantations are found on the plains.

The district is generally hilly, with plains found near the coast. The land from the sea-coast gradually rises from sea-level to the Western-Ghats hills in the deep interior of the district. The District has 62 km of coast on the western side (Arabian Sea coast) and 6 km of coast on the eastern side (Gulf of Mannar/Bay of Bengal coast).

Most of the lands in the district are slopy in nature like kerala,which helps the water from heavy rain to collect and take to a low range area.The land area is mainly covered with dense trees, the humidity varies from some parts of Thovali and Agastheewaram taluk to other two taluks mainly Vilavancode and Kalkulam which is dense green in nature covered fully with trees.

There are three important riverine ecosystems, which converge with the Arabian Sea. They are :

  • Thengapattinam estuary, formed by the confluence of river Tampirabarani in between Thengapattinam and Eraiummanthurai.
  • Valliyar estuary formed by the river Valloiyar near Kadiapattinam.
  • Manakudy estuary formed by the confluence of river pazhaiyarin between East and West Manakudy villages.

Two minor estuaries—Pambar estuary near Colachel and Pantri estuary near Rajakkamangalam—are also located in the district. These are formed by excess water in the drainage canal during monsoon and the water drained from the irrigated fields.

Waterfalls in Kanyakumari District include Thiruparappu Falls, Ullakarvi Falls, Azhakiyapandiapuram and Vattaparai Falls.

I can find pretty much that exact text in government-issued reports from 2007 and earlier. Now, it is possible that the government used the information from here without attribution but, frankly, I think that is unlikely. It appears in this article around the same time as the last of the reports I found. I have seen unattributed use once by Indian governmental publications once or twice before (& a lot more in the case of Indian students' use) but my gut feeling really is that on this occasion, as on most, it is the reverse process.

My proposal is that anything of this nature that remains uncited by, say, the end of July is removed. Anything found before then which is a clear copyvio should be removed on sight, per policy & unless you can suitably amend it. - Sitush (talk) 17:00, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page not moved per discussion. - GTBacchus(talk) 16:45, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

– These are the names used by the National Government, see 2011 Census totals here - all minor orthographic issues, rather than different names, but I believe we should use the national orthography. The other 26 districts of Tamil Nadu we spell as per the census. Crusoe8181 (talk) 04:06, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose. In the two cases I have checked, Kanchipuram and Tiruvarur, the current name is the main spelling used on the district administration website. In the Kanchipuram district website the proposed spelling is used interchangeably with the heading. This mirrors the case in numerous other government websites, at local state and national level, where individuals appear to use their preferred spelling (like Wikipedia). I don't believe we should go down the route of taking one relatively minor federal government office as being authoritative in orthography, especially when state governments seem to take a different line. Imc (talk) 06:28, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
One overview made by National Informatics Centre (NIC) India is available at I couldn't get any result from Census India. Bogdan Nagachop (talk) 11:11, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. For Kanyakumari also , the current name is the main spelling used on the district administration website ( It is the widely used name. No one uses the spelling the funny spelling Kanniyakumari district for any practical purpose. antonylejos
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

I have had enough[edit]

Despite numerous edits since my note of last June (above), this article remains a mess and I am beginning the process of weeding out all the unsourced information etc while simultaneously trying to bring it into line with WP:MOS. Anything that is removed (which, so far, includes the entire History section and much of the Religion section also) can be found in the history and can be reinstated if and only if it is sourced. - Sitush (talk) 18:55, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed merge with புளியடி[edit]

Small village in the district with no significant coverages for an independednt article. Bisswajit 19:03, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't think that would be a good idea, sources may well be offline, but longstanding consensus is that all populated places can support an article. ϢereSpielChequers 14:49, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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Helo ...I want to confirm my doubt.. The question is... .Is kanyakumari is also called as Indira point? and is there any place by the name Indira point in kanyakumari? plz any one gimme the answer

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  1. ^ Annual Report of the L.M.S.Nagercoil Mission District, for 1874 (Kottaram Division)
  2. ^ G. Patrick's, Religion and Subaltern Agency, Chapter 5, page 91
  3. ^ The report for the year 1847 says along with an information that around 10000 people, principally of the "Shanar tribe" had joined Christianity in an area near Patnam (Thengapattanam), shares that, "an equal, if not greater, number" had taken to AV (Ayyavazhi): Source G.Patrick's, Religion and Subaltern Agency, Chapter 5, page 92
  4. ^ Pulavar.Ku.Pachaimal, in Dina Malar, Published on 3-3-2004, Samithoppu Ayya Vaikunda Suvami 172-vathu Avathara Thina vizha, Dina Malar vazhangkum Avathara Thina Vizha Sirappu Malar, page 7,