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Thirunagar is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°53′05″N 78°03′52″E / 9.88472°N 78.06444°E / 9.88472; 78.06444Coordinates: 9°53′05″N 78°03′52″E / 9.88472°N 78.06444°E / 9.88472; 78.06444
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,549
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 625006
Telephone code 91-452
Vehicle registration TN 58

Thirunagar is a smaller locality with in the Madurai Corporation in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Demographics and Layout[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[1] Thirunagar had a population of 15,549. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thirunagar has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 89%, and female literacy is 85%. In Thirunagar, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The layout formation dates back to 1950s. The streets are well planned. There is a circular park the Anna Poonga with a garden and playground. Nearby is the Vinayagar temple with separate idols for Vishnu, Murugan, [Shivan], [Meenakshi], and Iyappan. Also there is CSI (Church of South India) Grace Church, for Protestants at the third stop near a small bank of water, St.Vincent Pallotti church, for Roman Catholics at the fifth stop catering to the religious needs of the community and Carmel Assemblies of God Church is at 7th street. Chitrakala Movietone[2] was a popular studio where old movies were shot in the 1940s. Only the archway at the entrance stands as a mute witness to its past glory. Thirunagar has a public library. The Vadamalayan group of hospitals has a branch in Thirunagar. There are eight bus stops in the town and twelve internet cafes with high-speed broadband connectivity. The Thirunagar Hockey Club has put the town in the limelight by winning the state championships and several other senior tournaments in the state.

Tirunagar is the proud home for PHOENIX SHUTTLERS, which has produced a lot of fine shuttlers over the years.It hosts its annual tourneys every year during the first week of May.

Thirunagar has a 26-year young famous cricket club known as Thirunagar Rainbow cricket club(formerly it was Thirunagar Emerald cc) which is also the only cricket team from Thirunagar playing in the league of MDCA.

In 1996 the "Acme Sports Club" was formed in Thirunagar with the Anna Park as its base. In 1998, the club shifted its training ground to the public playground located in Thiruvalluvar Nagar, a small community in the Thanakkankulam village panchayat. It concentrates mainly on football and won the MDFA Senior Division league in 2002 and 2005. The club has grown from strength to strength and now has an office, an academy, a coaching team headed by a professional coach, sponsors and a good fan base. Students from the academy have represented the State junior teams in national level championships.

The colony is bordered by a low hillock in the West. There are 3 hills called Moonu Malai to the North West. Tirupparankunram, a hill with famous Murugan temple is about 2 km from Thirunagar.


Following is a list of schools [3]

  • Alfred Nobel Matric Higher Secondary School
  • Amala Matric School
  • Ananth Matriculation School
  • Anusha Vidya Matric School
  • CSR Memorial Matric Higher Secondary school
  • Homeschooled
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Matriculation & Higher Secondary School (IGMMHSS)
  • Malligai Matric School
  • Manual Milton Matriculation School
  • M.M. Higher Secondary School
  • Savitha Bai Higher Secondary School
  • Sitalakshmi Higher Secondary School
  • St. Charles Matric Higher Secondary School, Burma colony, thirunagar
  • Rose Bud Academy
  • Bachpan Play school

External links[edit]


  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. ^ "Chitrakala Movietone". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Schools in Thirunagar, Madurai". NamesDatabase. Retrieved 2010-05-16.