Tirupathur, Sivaganga

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This article is about a town in Sivaganga. For other uses, see Tiruppattur.
panchayat town
Tirupathur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°08′N 78°37′E / 10.13°N 78.62°E / 10.13; 78.62Coordinates: 10°08′N 78°37′E / 10.13°N 78.62°E / 10.13; 78.62
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Sivaganga
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,354
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 630211
Telephone code 04577
Vehicle registration TN-63

Tirupathur, also spelt Thirupputtur, is a Taluk panchayat town in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


Tirupathur is one of the main towns in Sivaganga district on the Madurai - Tanjore Highway. Earlier it was a small town in Ramanathapuram District and was one of the important administrative towns in British Period due to its geographical location. It was changed from Panchayat to town panchayat. The city is connected only by Roadways. The Virusuliyar River flows through Kumangudi. It is 290 km from Coimbatore, 100 km from Trichy, 60 km from Madurai, and 400 km from Chennai, 50 km from Pudukkottai. Tirupathur it is capital town of Thirupathur taluk. It is located near Karaikudi, at 10°08′N 78°37′E / 10.13°N 78.62°E / 10.13; 78.62.[1] It has an average elevation of 88 m (289 ft).


It also houses several ancient historic temples.

  • Sri Thiruthalinathar Swamy Temple.(Vairavar/Sivan Temple)
  • Sri Ninra Narayanaperumal Temple.(Perumal Temple)
  • Sri Angaala Parameshwari Temple.(Angaalamman Temple)
  • Sri Kondrai Siddar(கொன்றை சித்தர்)Samaadhu.(Inside Angaalamman Temple)
  • Sri VeeramaaKaliamman Temple.
  • Sri Pokkisamaakaali Amman Temple.
  • Sri RaajakaaliAmman Temple.(Kaali Amman Temple)
  • Sri Poomayee amman Temple.
  • Sri Aathi ThiruththaliNaathar Temple.(Nethanaar Temple)
  • Sri Koottai Karuppar Temple.
  • Sri Karaimel Amarntha Ayyanaar Temple.
  • Sri Vaal Hanumaar Temple.
  • Sri Muthumariamman Temple(Idayar Street)
  • Sri Muthumariamman Temple(Middle Street)
  • Sri yogi Murugiah pillai jeeva samathi
  • Sri Valai Siddhar Jeeva Samathi (Near Thirukostiur).
  • Sri Annamalai Siddhar Jeeva Samathi,Thenmappattu.
  • Sri Muthu Mariyamman Temple keeranipatti.(Keelasivalpatti)
  • Sri Nithya kalyaniamman Temple.(ILLAYATHTHAKKUDI)
  • Sri Parainachiamman Temple.(P.Karungulam)
  • sri gowri vinayagar temple. Thambippatti
  • sri manickanachiamman temple (kandramanickam)


According to the legend, the prominent snakes Vasuki and Kaarkotakan worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the separate shrine for Tirunageswarar in the outer 3rd Piraharam. The concept of Pranavam is said to have realized that Shiva & Pranavam were one and the same here, & is said to have manifested itself as the Konrai Maram. The legend has it that, Goddess Mahalakshmi once wished to have a darshan of Lord Shiva's dance. Lord Shiva conceded to her request and told her that she can have a vision of his dance at this sthalam. Accordingly, Shiva is said to have revealed a vision of his Cosmic Dance known as Gowri Thandavam to Goddess Mahalakshmi here. Agasthyar, Valmiki, Jayanthan the son of Devendran are said to have worshipped here. This temple has got the royal patronage from the early Chola, Pandiya and Chera kings, and by the later period Pallavas, Sethupathy Raja, Maruthu Pandiyar etc.

Sri Ninra Narayanaperumal Temple:
It has served as a place promoting Vaishnavism. During the rule of King Varaguna Pandiyan II (862-885) a Perumal temple had been existence in this place. Lord Perumal installed in this temple is referred to as Jalasayanathupadarar in the inscriptions of King Varaguna Pandiyan II. In addition to this temple, for the sake of Lord Perumal in the standing posture, another Perumal temple was constructed in the south of Sri Thiruthalinathar temple during the Pandiya period. It contains inscriptions of later Pandiyas dating back to the 13th century. The inscription of King Maravarman Sundara Pandiyan (1216-1239 A.D) refers to this other temple as Kola Varaga Vinnagara Emperumal temple and donation of lands in 1237 A.D to meet daily expenses of the performance of pojas.

Tiruppattur is situated at Sivaganga district, 27 km from Sivaganga 22 km away from Karaikudi. It is popular among the domestic temples dedicated to Thiruthallinathar and Sivakami Sundariamman. The temple attracts a lot of pilgrims as well as tourists visit this temple daily.


  • Swedish Mission Hospital, Anna Salai.
  • Govt Hospital,Madurai Road.
  • Lakshmi Nursing Home,Madurai Road.
  • sskottai govt higher Sec school
  • mathavarayanpatti high school
  • A.R.herbal care


Tirupathur hosts many schools and colleges. They are:


  • APSA Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Arumugam Pillai Government Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Baba Amir Badusha Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Chirsthuraja Matriculation School
  • Indira gandhi Nursery & Primary School
  • LIMRA Nursery & Primary School
  • Mount Zion Silver Jubilee Matriculation School
  • Nagappa Maruthappa Girls Government Higher Secondary School
  • T.E.L.C middle School, SMH Compound, Thirupputhur.
  • T.E.L.C. Transitional School (polio Handicapped Children), Prabakar Colony, Thirupputhur. Ph : 04577-268500.
  • T.E.L.C. Middle School for Blind, SMH Compound, Thirupputhur.
  • Achrampatti Government School
  • Government High School, Thenmapattu
  • Government Primary School, Thenmapattu


  • Arumugam Pillai Seethai Ammal College Of Arts and Science
  • Arumugam Pillai Seethai Ammal college of Education
  • Arumugam Pillai Seethai Ammal Teacher Training Institute
  • Thavathiru Kundrakudi Adigalar College of Education for Women
  • Vivekananda Polytechnic College
  • Vivekananda College of Education


As of 2001 India census,[2] Tiruppattur had a population of 23,354. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Tiruppattur has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 69.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%. In Tirupathur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tiruppattur assembly constituency is part of Sivaganga (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]
Member of Parliament(LOK SABHA): P.R Senthilnathan
Member of Legislative Assembly: Thiru.K.R.Periakaruppan( formar state minister),
Chairman of Panchayat:Tmt Kasthuri AV.N.
Vice Chairman of Panchayat: Thiru. padmanaban.k
President of Special Village Panchayat: Thiru.SomaSundaram
Vice President of Special Village Panchayat: K.SYED MOHAMED


Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP):Thiru.K.V.RAMAMOORTHY

  1. Thenmappattu
  2. kandramanickam
  3. pattamangalam
  4. Ranasingapuram
  5. Min Nagar
  6. Thambipatti
  7. Mangudi
  8. Thirukkalappati
  9. T.Puduppatti
  10. Kurumbaloor
  11. N.Pudur
  12. Avanipatti
  13. T.Vairavanpatti
  14. Thirukalapatti
  15. A. Thekkur
  16. S. Ilayathankudi
  17. Muthur
  18. Kallapettai
  19. Nagappanpatti
  20. Senpagampettai
  21. Iraniyur
  22. Nagalingampatti
  23. Aripuram
  24. Sirukoodalpatti
  25. Sunnambiruppu
  26. Vaiyakalathoor
  27. Thirukolakudi
  28. Sevinipatti
  29. Olugamangalam
  30. E. Ammapatti
  31. Kattambur
  32. P. Karungulam
  33. Keelasevalpatti
  34. Nedumaram
  35. Athirampatti
  36. Konnathanpatti
  37. N. Ilayathangudi
  38. Mahibalanpatti
  39. Manamelpatti
  40. Kumarapettai
  41. Brahamanapatti
  42. Vadamavali
  43. Alampatti
  44. Kottaiyiruppur
  45. Thiruvudaiyarpatti
  46. Ranasingaburam
  47. Sevur
  48. Mathavarayanpatti
  49. Karuppur
  50. Thirukositur
  51. K. Vairavanpatti
  52. Vanjinipatti
  53. Karaiyur
  54. Viramathi
  55. A. Velankudi
  56. Poolankurichi
  57. Pillaiyarpatti
  58. Vaniankadu
  59. Kandavarayanpatti
  60. Thuvar
  61. Oorkulathanpatti
  62. Nattarmangalam
  63. Acharampatti (School Street)
  64. Tevarambur
  65. Kannamangalapatti
  66. Kummangudi
  67. K.Athangudi
  68. Chandranpatti

Tourist spots[edit]

  • Pillaiyarpatti: Located near Tirupathur. There is the famous Karpaka Vinayakar Temple which can be seen here. The presiding deity of the Temple is Karpaga Pillaiyar and from there comes the name of the village Pillaiyar Village.
  • Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary: This .384 km2 (0.1 sq mi) Protected area, declared in June 1977, near Thirupattur in Sivaganga district includes the Periya Kollukudi Patti, Chinna Kollukudi Patti and Vettangudi Patti Irrigation tanks. The sanctuary is the natural habitat of winter migratory and residential birds and provides a safe place for roosting, breeding and feeding. There is considerable diversity in their nesting and feeding behaviour.
  • Vairavapatti: Temple for Lord Bhairava, it is around 2 km from the Pillaiyarpatti Ganapathy temple.

'Kundragudi Five Cave Temples' : Below the Hills there are 5 cave tempeles maintained by Archaeological Department with ancient coloured sculptures

Places of Interest[edit]

  • Siravayal Jallikattu
  • Piranmalai hills and Temple
  • Tirumayam fort
  • Marudhu brothers Govt memorial place
  • Kunrakudi Murugan Temple
  • Thirukostiur Sowmiyanarayana Perumal Temple
*Thirukolagudi Sivan Temple
  • Pattamangalam Thatchinamoorthy Temple
  • kandramanickam (Perichikoil) Saneeswarar Temple
  • T.Vairavanpatti Balakala Bairavar Temple
  • N.Vairavanpatti Bairavar Temple
  • kndramanickam jallikattu


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tiruppattur
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

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