Vaippar river

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Vaippar is a river in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It originates from the Varushanadu hills bordering the state of Kerala, runs from Sivagiri (Thirunelveli district) and flows through Virudhunagar and Tuticorin districts before entering the Gulf of Mannar near Sippikulam, 40 kilometres (25 mi) [[]].

The Vaippar is 130 kilometres (81 mi) long, with a drainage basin 5,288 square kilometres (2,042 sq mi).

The river basin is located on South of Vagai river.The Arjuna river joins with Vaippar river at Irrukkankudi.The Vaippar river has a reservoir at Vembakottai dam.

The Vaippar river is used for agriculture throughout its length and is mainly used for making salt in the Tuticorin district.

The Vaippar river has many dams including Vembakottai dam, Irrukkankudi dam etc.,The Vaippar river flows through the following cities - Vembakottai (Virudhunagar district) , Sattur (Virudhunagar district) , Villathikulam (Tuticorin district).

During Pongal festival, people celebrate an event called manal medu thiruvila (மணல் மேடுத் திருவிழா) in Sattur, near the Vaippar river.



  1. ^ Garg, Santosh Kumar (1999). International and interstate river water disputes. Laxmi Publications. p. 10. ISBN 978-81-7008-068-8. Retrieved 16 May 2011.

Coordinates: 9°01′N 78°17′E / 9.017°N 78.283°E / 9.017; 78.283