Tiruppathur

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Tirupathur
திருப்புத்தூர்
panchayat town
Tirupathur is located in Tamil Nadu
Tirupathur
Tirupathur
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
Languages
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

Tiruppathur is one of the main towns in Sivaganga district on the Madurai - Tanjore Highway. Earlier it was a small village in Ramanathapuram District. 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. Tirpathur 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).

History[edit]

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 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 saneeswara bhagavan temple.nallippatti

Mythology[edit]

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.

Hospitals[edit]

  • Swedish Mission Hospital, Anna Salai.
  • Govt Hospital,Madurai Road.
  • Lakshmi Nursing Home,Madurai Road.
  • SMR Hospital,Madurai Road.

Education[edit]

Tirupathur hosts many schools and colleges. They are:

Schools[edit]

  • Arumugam Pillai Government Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Nagappa Maruthappa Girls Government Higher Secondary School
  • APSA Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Indira gandhi Nursery & Primary School
  • LIMRA Nursery & Primary School
  • Baba Amir Badusha Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Chirsthuraja Matriculation 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.
  • RC Fathima Middle School,Thiruppattur

Colleges[edit]

  • APSA College Of Arts and Science
  • APSA 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
  • S.M.S.Hr.Secondary School, Kilasavalpatti
  • Achrampatti Gvt School

Demographics[edit]

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.

Politics[edit]

Tiruppattur assembly constituency is part of Sivaganga (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]
Member of Parliament(LOK SABHA): P.R Senthilnathan
Mrs.Gokula Indhira :Minister Of Tourism ( Tamil Nadu Govt).
Member of Legislative Assembly: Thiru.K.R.Periakaruppan,
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.Sathiya moorthy

Administration[edit]

Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP):Thiru.K.V.RAMAMOORTHY
Tahsildar:Thiru.Venu
BDO:Tr.Pukazhinthi

Villages around Tirupathur[edit]

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

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.

Places of Interest[edit]

  • Piranmalai hills
  • Tirumayam fort
  • Marudhu brothers memorial place
  • Siravayal Jallikattu
  • Kunrakudi Temple
  • Thirukostiur Temple

References[edit]

  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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