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Veeravanallur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°41′26″N 77°31′15″E / 8.6905432°N 77.5207785°E / 8.6905432; 77.5207785Coordinates: 8°41′26″N 77°31′15″E / 8.6905432°N 77.5207785°E / 8.6905432; 77.5207785
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • Total19,681
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04634
Vehicle registrationTN 76

Veeravanallur (About this soundVeeravanallur ) is a selection grade special panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Veeravanallur had a population of 19,681. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Veeravanallur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 69%. In Veeravanallur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Bhoominatha swamy temple is famous here.

The Canadian canal runs across it. Veeravanallur has a number of tanks and ponds which was extensively used for irrigation in those days. It has one Govt.Hr.Sec.School named as Bharathiar Govt. Hr. Sec. School.

Veeravanallur is surrounded by Canadian Canal and Thamirabarani River, so this village is always cool and green. It also had a significant presence of wild animals in nearby forests, which in course of time disappeared due to extensive deforestation.

Pattamadai, which is famous for Pai (silk mat) is a few kilometres from Veeravanallur.

The Tamil words of this village "veera" stands for "courage" and "nallur" corresponds to "Good town". Nearby villages Thirupudaimaruthur, Arikesavanallur. Sri Sundaravallee Naayikaa samaedha Sri Sundararaja Perumal temple Samprokshanam was held in March 2013 after the previous one in 1912.


Higher secondary schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • R.C. Middle School
  • Thirugnana sambathar Middle School
  • Panchayat Union Middle School
  • Indira Nursery and Primary School
  • Sarada Vidyalayam
  • Yadava Primary School

Notable people[edit]

  • Shri Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar, a celebrated musician and twentieth-century composer of Carnatic Music, lived a few years of his life in Viravanallur.
  • Dr.N.Madhu Sankar, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai. He led the first ever successful heart-lung transplantation surgery in South Asia. He studied in Bharathiyar Govt Hr. Sec School, Veeravanallur.
  • V V Sadagopan who was a famous Tamil film actor in 1940s and also excelled in carnatic classical music, writing and generally accepted to be a multi-faected personality spent his childhood in this town though it is not known if he was born here. Sadagopan was born in January 1915 and went to Delhi in 1940s to teach music after his acting years in Chennai and he used to give concerts in Chennai regularly. He disappeared suddenly in 1980 during one of the trips from Delhi to Chennai and nobody knows whether he is still alive.

Temples and mosques[edit]

Bhoominatha Swamy Temple is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu, and Kadayamman Temple along with green view of Paddy field and Canadian canal enriches beauty of Veeravanallur. There is another famous Vishnu temple with Sundaraja Perumal being the main deity. Vandimalaichi amman Temple, Sri Santhanamariamman Temple, Sri Kurukkalanchi swamy Temple Shenbagavalliamman-Vikaramapandeeswarar Temple, Sri Kambalathamman Temple and Renganatha Swami Temple are the other temples situated in here.

There is a Church inside the R C Middle school, is quite famous and one of the old churches in the District.

Three Masjid are available in Veeravanallur. One is available near Main Bazar, second one is available Thaikal Street and Third one is available near Bus Stand.

Manjolai Hills[edit]

Located between elevations ranging from 1000 to 1500 Metres, the Manjolai area is set deep within the Western Ghats within the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar Dam & the Manimuthar Water Falls, the Manjolai area comprises Tea Plantations, Small settlements around the tea plantations; Upper Kodaiyar Dam and a windy view point called Kuthiravetti


The Tea Plantations and the whole of Manjolai Estates are tea operated by The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd on Forest Lands leased by the Government of Tamil Nadu. There are 3 Tea Estates within the Manjolai area - Manjolai Estate, Manimutharu Estate & Oothu Estate. The Estates are located on elevations ranging between 2300 Feet to 4200 Feet. The estates, road & the settlements in the Manjolai area are managed by The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd. Images of Manjolai Hills can be viewed at

See also[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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.