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Tiruchuli is located in Tamil Nadu
Tiruchuli is located in India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°32′05″N 78°12′03″E / 9.534818°N 78.200769°E / 9.534818; 78.200769Coordinates: 9°32′05″N 78°12′03″E / 9.534818°N 78.200769°E / 9.534818; 78.200769
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Virudhunagar
 • Body Thiruchuli Union
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Madurai
Lok Sabha constituency Ramanathapuram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Thiruchuli
Civic agency Thiruchuli Union

Thiruchuli is a village about 15 kilometers to the east of Aruppukkottai, 40 km east of Virudhunagar and 45 km south of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is considered to be a very holy place, in large part because it is the birthplace of Sri Ramana Maharishi, held by many to be the most revered Hindu saint of the 20th century. The place also has a rich Saivite temple, Thirumeni Nathar Temple, one of the oldest ones in South India; the God in this temple was worshipped by most of the popular 63 Saivites in Tamil Nadu. Tiruchuli is located on the western bank of the Gundar.


The Bhuminathaswamy temple at Tiruchuli is counted among the 14 famous Shaiva centres in Pandya nadu. Name of God is Bhuminathar, Goddess is Thunaimalai Amman. Its deity has been venerated in the hymns sung by Shaivite Nayanar Sundaramoorthy and Sekkilar.

The temple has undergone extensive renovations and the present complex accommodates a number of shrines built over time within the high boundary walls constructed during the reign of Muthuramalinga Setupati. Swami Vivekananda stayed three days in this temple due to the flood of Gundar river during his yatras.

Thiruchuli is admired by persons who are pious, religious and who love seclusion for meditation and chants in the name of the divine. There is also a Sri Ramana Ashram

Tiruchuli temple inside
Tiruchuli temple north side entrance

This place comes under virudunagar district, this taluk comes under ramnad M.P


The river Gundaru flows at the east side of the village. A big lake is situated on the west side of the village. The main work is agriculture. Most of government staff and school teachers who are working in Tiruchuli and surrounding villages live here.

Tiruchuli is having own Railway station, Taluk Office, Police station, Post office, treasury, Government hospital and good schools.

STD Calling code of Tiruchuli, is 04566

The NGO, ODAM, operates out of Thiruchuli and provides women self-help groups, literacy classes and has established a research biodiesel center 7 km outside of town.

Elected Representatives[edit]

Tiruchuli (State Assembly Constituency) was created recently. At present Mr.Thangam Thennarasu is the MLA. As far as Local body is concerned, Mr. Ponnusamy is the Union Chairman.


  • T.U.N.S.V.Hr Sec School
  • Hindu Satriya Vidyalaya Primary school
  • Sedupathy Hr Sec School
  • Muthu Primary School


Election results:

Year Winner Party
2011 Thangam Thennarasu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam[1]


  1. ^ "Tamil Nadu Election Results". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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