Veerapandi, Theni

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panchayat town
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Theni
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,248
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Veerapandi is a panchayat town in Theni district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Mullai-Periyar River in Veerapandi, Theni


As of 2001 India census,[1] Veerapandi had a population of 14,248. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Veerapandi has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 54%. In Veerapandi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Veerapandi Gowmari Amman Temple, Kanneeswaramudaiyar Temple, Pottiamman Temple, Villendhiya Nallaiyan Temple, Kaattu Kaliamman Temple, Kamuthai Temple (Well Temple), Ayyanar Temple, Vaikaal Pillayar Koil, Gowmariamman Koil Veedu, Chellandiamman Temple,and petchi viruman temple(south), etc. Because of this Kamuthai Temple (Well Temple), many people of this town are known by the names Kamuthurai (males) and Kamuthai (females). Yearly Chithirai Gowmariamman festival is celebrated in this town. This famous festival is celebrated for 10 days (starting mostly from May 7). This is a famous festival and visited by devotees around the country.


This town is situated at 80 km west of the Madurai and 8 km from Theni. The famous Mullai river flows all over viz this town and its fam when there is a festival in Gowmarriamman temple.

Presiding Goddess[edit]

Goddess Gowmariamman is the main deity of this village. This goddess have an ancient history. This goddess is a 'Suyambu' (naturally grown deity) fulfilling prayers of her devotees.


Yearly Chithirai Thiruvizha of Gowmariamman temple is celebrated for 8 days in May month. In these 8 days, millions of tourists and devotees arrive and celebrate the festival. Raising 'Kavadi' and "Agni Chatti" for the Goddess Gowmariamman is the main part of the worship.

Temple Car festival is most popular during Chithirai Thiruvizha. Amman will give Dharsan to devotees in different appearances with flowers, fruits, etc. This festival is most popular in southern Tamil Nadu. Government arranges 24 hours bus services from all southern cities and towns of Tamil Nadu.


Agriculture is the main occupation for the people of Veerapandi. This village is a tourist destination due to its natural resources (mullai river, lush green fields, ancient temples, etc.).

Panoramic View of Veerapandi River[edit]



  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

Coordinates: 9°57′52″N 77°27′08″E / 9.96444°N 77.45222°E / 9.96444; 77.45222