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town panchayat
Vallam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°43′N 79°05′E / 10.72°N 79.08°E / 10.72; 79.08Coordinates: 10°43′N 79°05′E / 10.72°N 79.08°E / 10.72; 79.08
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
75 m (246 ft)
 • Total14,495
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Vallam is a panchayat town in Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


It has an average elevation of 75 metres (246 feet).


As of 2001 the Indian census,[1] Vallam's population numbered 14,495. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Vallam has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 69%. In Vallam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religious Sites[edit]

Agowri Amman Temple[edit]

Agowri Amman is a 1000- to 2000-year-old temple in Vallam. Mother Agowri graces in the temple with two heads sitting on a lotus shaped Peeta. One face is ferocious, with long and sharp teeth showing her destructive side against the demons. The other above is calm, smiling and all graceful protecting the devotees and righteous from evils. The Mother has different weapons in Her eight hands and also a parrot representing Mother Parvathi. Sri Chakra, being an important form of Shakti worship, is installed under the feet of Mother.very powerful goddess.

Last Friday of Aadi month and Aadi Perukku (July–August), New Moon and Full Moon days are celebrated in the temple.

Maha chandi homam conducted every year during chithra pournami( full moon day) time.

Malai Mel Ayyanar temple

It is a 2000 year old temple (dated back to Karikalan time,approx 100BC-190AD based on Pattinapalai). It is located away from the Village in an elevated terrain. One can have a beautiful view about the surrounding places from there.The Main deity Ayyanar will be with his two consorts.

Jummah - masjid[edit]

Four mosques operate in central Vallam.

Eid Ka Masjid is situated on the highest hill, some distance from the jummah- masjid and market arena. Every year, Eid-Ul-Alha is held there. This mosque is over 150 years old.

One of the mosques, known as Mela Pallivasal, situated near anna statue near market arena, is built with white marble. More than 100 years old, it is the oldest masjid in the village

Jumma Masjid(Mosque) is the biggest mosque in Vallam

Friday prayer is popular in Jummah - masjid near the bus terminal. Eid-Ul-Fithr (Ramzan) celebrations are an important aspect of this masjid as it is large enough to hold thousands of devotees.

Another important aspect is the Tawakalshah-Durgah, a religious leader's graveyard, which has been in Vallam for more than one hundred years.

A new mosque in Vallam opened for prayer in July 2013. This mosque has a capacity for 100 worshippers to pray at a time and is located in the Anna Nagar area of Vallam.

Christian Church[edit]


A traditional Christian church, over 100 years old, is located near the bus terminal. The church has a famous history with a school associated with it.

ST.XAVIERS MIDDLE SCHOOL people called as matha school

Educational Institutions[edit]

Vallam is known for many educational institutions for higher studies. It has two Deemed Universities in its town limit. They are Periyar Maniammai University and PRIST University. Both these universities are predominantly engineering courses based. Periyar Maniammai University and PRIST University were initially started as Engineering Colleges, later they have been deemed as Universities under UGC Act. And have another deemed institution SASTRA UNIVERSITY at 3 km from vallam.Vallam also has many colleges in its town limit, they are Adaikalamatha College, Swami Vivekananda College, Maruthupandiar College, Ponnaiya Ramajayam Engineering College and Periyar Polytechnic College.

Rural Development[edit]

The Vallam selection grade town panchayat near here has taken the lead in environment protection. Roads using plastic wastes ranging up to a distance of 1,075 metres were laid.[2]


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Environment Protection Roads". The Hindu. 2 June 2012.