Vannivelampatti

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Vannivelampatti
Vannivelampatti is located in Tamil Nadu
Vannivelampatti
Vannivelampatti is located in India
Vannivelampatti
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°44′40″N 77°50′28″E / 9.744574°N 77.841101°E / 9.744574; 77.841101Coordinates: 9°44′40″N 77°50′28″E / 9.744574°N 77.841101°E / 9.744574; 77.841101
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai district
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,524
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 625702
Telephone code 91-(0)4549
Vehicle registration TN 58

Vannivelampatti(Tamil: வன்னிவேலம் பட்டி), is a Gram panchayat in Madurai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. [1]

History[edit]

Vannivelampatti was known as vannivalampatti which means, a village(patti) situated at the right side of the strange Vanni Vinayaka facing west at the top of the Devankkurichi hill.

Groups based on belief[edit]

Earlier the village was divided as atheist group and another as non atheist group. Apart from regular Grama Panchayat, a Grama Committee was constructed by one Mr.Kailasam Pillai. a middle school teacher and was headed by him. Consequently, the rivalry among two groups was abolished and the village was integrated.

Self Development[edit]

The village follows a rural development method called (Tamil: நமக்கு நாமே). Construction works were done by the grama committee without expecting any financial assistance from government.For instance, Teppakulam ( Water Tank) construction, funeral path and bridge. This is an efficient method of development and creates jobs internally and without government support.

Education[edit]

In 1950, the middle school teacher Mr .Kailasampillai a native of this village and Mr.S.V.Subbiah, Headmaster(a native of Karaikeni village) had started Noon meal scheme at the beginning of the 1950s( before noon meal scheme was introduced by state government by former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. K. Kamaraj) by getting rice and pulses from farmers as donation during harvest season.

Culture[edit]

Vannivelampatti

People of Vannivelampatti mainly worship Kaliamman & Mariamman incarnation of Amman. Every year a pongal festival will be celebrated in the month of June. This Village is one of the 7 villages,In 7 Villages(Thevankurichi,T.Kallupatti,Vannivelampatti,Ammapatti,Kadaneri,Kilangulam,Satrapatti) celebrated the Muthalamman Festival every 2 years once. They compete with T.Kallupatti a larger town while building the Sapparam for the Amman.

  • Vembulaiyan (Lord SHIVA)Temple Located in South Side of the village is an Ancient symbol of their culture.
  • Director Susi Ganesan belongs to Vannivelanpatti and many young boys pursue a career in dancing and stage shows .

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main occupation. People use T.Kallupatti as their main hub for all needs and also with Peraiyur.

Geography[edit]

Vannivelampatti is Situated 3 km far from T.Kallupatti which is on Madurai to Rajapalayam and Virudhunagar to Theni Highways.

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