Vadamadurai

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Vadamadurai
வடமதுரை
city
Vadamadurai is located in Tamil Nadu
Vadamadurai
Vadamadurai
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°26′25″N 78°06′00″E / 10.44028°N 78.10000°E / 10.44028; 78.10000Coordinates: 10°26′25″N 78°06′00″E / 10.44028°N 78.10000°E / 10.44028; 78.10000
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,418
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 624 802
Telephone code 91 4551
Vehicle registration TN 57
Sex ratio 1:1 /

Vadamadurai is a panchayat town in Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Vadamadurai is located in 17 Kilometre from Dindigul, on the way to Trichy NH-45. Vadamadurai is a developing town in dindigul district. The queen named Rani mangammal from Vijayanagar empire was once in this place and built the temples around here. A well which was named for her is situated in the Trichy road of this panchayat town.

The name Vadamadurai is derived from the Tamil word vadakku meaning north. Vada - Madurai thus means north of Madurai; the reason why this village was named this is because the Temple City Madurai has a Kallazhagar festival in its (Vishnu Temple) 'Soundara Raja Perumal Temple', that is also celebrated in the temple of the same lord in Vadamadurai. The significance here is that only these two places in the whole of Tamil Nadu have such a temple with such a festival. The festival runs for 15 days, Aadi Therottam, Muthupallaku and Mattuthavani are important events in the festival. Nearly 18 village Panchayat people are participating every year. 'Mattu Thavani' (it means marketplace) selling bullock and cow during the festival time. Now it is not celebrating because there is no sufficient space and the space was occupied by buildings.

Another festival is very important for 18 village panchayats of Vadamadurai (i.e.) 'Mariyamman Temple Festival' its a very spiritual one. It is a fifteen-day festival. The important events are 'Pookkuzhi', 'Theechatti', and 'Molappari'. During the 'Pookuzhi' around 18 village panchayat people are gathered and get down in pookuzhi (collection of wood burning in one big place). And 'Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Kaaliyamman, Muthaalamman and Ayyappan temples are major ones. Nearby villages are Thennampatti, Tumalakundu, Seethapati, Udayampatti. EB office is located just nearer to the NH45.

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