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panchayat town
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,982
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Verkilambi is a panchayat town in Kanyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Verkilambi had a population of 17,982. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Verkilambi has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 74%. In Verkilambi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Even though majority of the people follow Christianity, Hindus,Muslims and Christians live together in peace and they have good bonding.

Verkilambi is famous for its beautiful mosque. Maheen was the preacher of this mosque.


Manalikkarai (Formerly Manalikkara)is an old village in the Kothanallur village. It could well be assumed that Manalikkara was the headquarters of the village called Kothanallur. The areas now popular as Chemparuthivilai, Muttacaud,Kumarapuram,Chempakaramankonam, Aatukkonam, Pavoorkonam,Marankonam and Mundavilai were all constituents of the grand village of Manalikkara. The location is historically important since a medieval king has proclaimed an announcement that came to be called as Manalikkara Sasanam. One of the Tantri(hereditary high priests of Brahmin community)families of Kerala had lived in this village with there address as 'Manalikkara Matom'.The Krishna temple at Vazhikkalampadu is still known as Manalikkara Azhwar sreekrishna swamy temple. Manalikarai is a village situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from the town Thuckalay and 10 kilometers from the town Marthandam.

Manalikarai is very beautiful rural town in the district of Kanyakumari and have some good educational institutions.One such educational institution is St.Mary Goretty Higher Secondary School. This institution is very famous for its achievements in educational,sports as well as cultural activities.

St.Mary Goretty higher secondary school is a very famous school in state level, students regularly secure good state level ranking in SSLC exam and go on for further higher education.

Other institutions situated in this place are 1.Carmel English Primary School 2.St. Joseph's Primary School 3.Carmel Girls High School 4.Nirmala Institute of Technology 5.Carmel nursery and primary English school.

A famous hospital called Carmel Hospital which is more than 30 years old is located here. Manalikarai market is very famous in olden days. Route no 13N is connecting this village to the district capital Nagercoil.


Chemparuthivilai is a beautiful small rural town in kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India. Chemparuthivilai is around 5 km distance from Verkilambi.This village is inhabited by around 3000 Tamil people who are of the Christian faith. A decade ago the whole population was Roman Catholic. However, more and more people are moving away from Roman Catholic religion to other Christian denominations such as Pentecostal and Salvation Army. There is a primary English medium School (St Antony's primary School) and a Tamil medium middle school in Chemparuthivilai.


Vallikillambadu is the village next to Chemparuthivilai. This village is inhabited by people who follow Hindu religion. This community has a famous temple which dates back to the famous Travancore kings era. They have additionally renovate a new beautiful temple called Kaverikadu Sree Dharma Sastha temple in this village near the small river which flows through the edge of this town. In 1982 there was a big fight between Chemparuthivialai and Vallikillambadu inhabitants for religious reasons. However, both communities behave in a much more mature fashion now, living peacefully side by side.


Arulmigu Ambalavanar Thirukkovil is the famous ancient temple situated in a village called Manakkavilai. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. It is believed that there was a samadhi of a great saint whose name is Ambalavanar who lived in this place was located here . This temple is situated 3 kilometers from Verkilambi. The temple was rebuilt in the year 2004 and the festival is organized once in three years.

Poovangapurambu, Kallankuzhi, Mugilankarai, Andamparai, Chithiramcode are some of the villages which surround this place


Andamparai is a small village located near to Manalikarai. Andamparai derives its name from a Rock. There are 2000 people are living in the village. One CSI church is located in the village. This village occupied two pond and surrounded with coconut trees. Major works of the people is rubber tapping, farmer, mason and 40% of the men's are working in gulf countries. 80% of them got education up to school education.


It is a village situated in the midst of four main villages i.e. Mundavilai, Manalikkarai, Mekkamandapam and Chemparuthivilai. It is famous for its natural beauty, It has two C.S.I churches in its area, the Hakkarpuram church and the Maranconam church. It has a Hindu shrine called Chempoosi Kandan Sastha Temple on a hilltop. It belongs to a Pushpaka Brahmin family of Pavoorkonam. Maranconam also has a Salvation Army Church at Varukkavilai. The place was part of the greater Manalikkara(i)in olden days. It has around 5 beautiful ponds. Occupation: The main occupation of the people here is farming, rubber tapping. Transport: There are two buses which moves in and out of this village which connects four important towns in the district.


Poovangaparambu is a small village located near to Manalikarai. Poovangaparambu derives its name from a flower cultivation. There are 1000 people are living in the village. One Sri Samundeeswari Amman temple and Bathirakali amman temple is located in the village. Manalikkara Azhwar sreekrishna swamy temple is 2 KM from here. This village occupied one pond called annikulam and surrounded with coconut trees. great saint whose name is Ambalavanar who lived in this place belongs to poovangaparambu .Major works of the people is rubber tapping, farmer, Drivers ,there are professional like engineers, lawyer, software professional ,teachers, professors living in this village and 90% of them got education up to school education.


  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: 8°15′55″N 77°19′01″E / 8.26528°N 77.31694°E / 8.26528; 77.31694