Villukuri

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Villukuri
Melapallam
panchayat town
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,397
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629180
Vehicle registration TN 74,TN75

Villukuri is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Villukury water duct.JPG

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] The Villukuri city is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Villukuri Town Panchayat has population of 15,304 of which 7,534 are males while 7,770 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1525 which is 9.96 % of total population of Villukuri (TP). In Villukuri Town Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 1031 against state average of 996. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Villukuri is around 890 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Villukuri is 90.52 % higher than state average of 80.09 %. In Villukuri, Male literacy is around 92.73 % while female literacy rate is 88.41 %.

History[edit]

It is believed that in ancient days, this place was used as an army Training Camp in Travancore Kingdom (Nearby Padmanabhapuram Palace). Villu means Arrow and Kuri means aiming it. It was the place where MARTHANDAVARMA used to store weapons for the BATTLE OF COLACHEL. The army for the battle was brought from this place. There is a big fort called VILLUKURI FORT where he used to train his soldiers. After the defeat of dutch, captain DILENOY gave training to the travancore army in this fort.There were special training given for using cannons,gun etc.But today the dignity of the fort had been lost due to lack of protective measures by the government.Now the fort is an open forest without any protection. We must have to realize its historical importance as it has a great role in history of travancore. We have to make it as a historical monument.

It consists of various small villages like Manakarai, Thiruvidaikode famous for Lord Siva Temple called "Chadaiyappar temple", Madathattuvilai (Madam means Houses, so which means people built built houses and settled in the area), Kuthiraipanthivilai (which means Horse resting area), karavilai, Melapallam, Keelapallam etc. Madathattuvilai is known for the St.Sebastian Church and the kurusadi. We have St.Lawrence Hr Sec School in Madathattuvilai. Karavilai is a small village in the villukuri panchayat. Karavilai is known for its 300 years ancient Sri Bathrakali temple and once in 12 years, the temple celebrates festival in a grand manner. In villukuri there is one famous Siva Temple called Chadaiyappar temple.On Sivalaya Ottam this temple is the 9th one. Sivarathri Sivalaya ottam is one of the best festival in Kanyakumai District. Other temples nearby were KumaraKovil the great Murugan temple

Education Institutes[edit]

  • Desiya Vidya K. Nursery & P.s. School, Villukuri
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Villukuri
  • GPS,L.M.Gps.Area School, Villukuri
  • GPS,School- Villukuri
  • New National Nursery & Primary School, Villukuri
  • Theresa Nursery & Primary School, Villukuri
  • St.Sebastian Matriculation School, Madathattuvilai
  • St.Sebastian Computer Education, Madathattuvilai
  • St.Alocious Primary School, Madathattuvilai
  • St. Lawrence Higher Secondary School, Madathattuvilai
  • Mother Gnanamma Catholic College Of Education, Madathattuvilai
  • Adline Matric Higher Secondary School, Kulimaicadu
  • Viakula Annai Primary School, Konnakuzhivilai

Facilities[edit]

  • SBT Bank Villukuri branch(with ATM)
  • TATA Indicash ATM (With two ATM machines)
  • KDCC Co-operative society also serves the people around
  • Mampalaithuriaru Reservoir
  • Muthoot finance
  • Muthoot fincorp
  • Saint Sebastian Benefit Fund Limited
  • Madathattuvilai Market (Very big Fish market which serves the surrounding villagers)
  • karavilai Benefit fund Ltd

References[edit]

Coordinates: 8°14′02″N 77°22′13″E / 8.23389°N 77.37028°E / 8.23389; 77.37028