Manamadurai is a
Manamadurai Division of Sivaganga
district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is an important
junction in Madurai - Rameshwaram Highway and Thanjavur - Manamadurai
Highway. In 1999,
Manamadurai Taluk was separated from Ramanathapuram
district and linked with Sivagangai district.
Manamadurai is the
Manamadurai falls under Manamadurai
Videocon manufacturing unit
8 Government offices & Police station list
9 Educational institutions
9.2 Computer institutions
10 Tourist places
11 Religious Sites
11.1 The Holy Paanch peer (Anjanamar) Five Shuhadaas Dargah
11.2 Hanuman Temple
11.3 Prithyangira Devi Temple
11.4 Anandavalli - Somanadhar Temple
Thayamangalam Muthumariamman Temple
12 External links
Manamadurai is located at 9°42′N 78°29′E / 9.7°N
78.48°E / 9.7; 78.48. It has an average elevation of 121
metres. The Vaigai river flows from north to south through
Manamadurai and divides the town into Eastern bank and Western bank.
The Town Municipalities cover an area of revenue villages
Keelamelkudi, Kalkurichi, Udaikulam, Thayapuram, Sipcot, Seikalathur,
Othakadai, Moongilurani Ramnagar, Mangulam, seiyaalur,
Kombukaranenthal, Pattatharechi, Pattar street, Valanaadu, Kalpiravu,
Panikaranenthal, Athanoor, Keelapasalai, New vasantha nagar,
Keppanoor, sangamangalam, Annavasal, comes under Town Municipality.
The functions of the municipality are devolved into six departments:
general administration/personnel, Engineering, Revenue, Public Health,
city planning and Information Technology (IT). All these departments
are under the control of a Municipal Commissioner who is the executive
As of 2017[update]
Manamadurai had a population of
72,500. Males constitute 50% of the population and Females 50%.
Manamadurai has an average literacy rate of 77% : Male literacy
is 82%, and Female literacy is 72%. In Manamadurai, 10% of the
population is under six years of age. The town has 20,406
Manamadurai falls under
Manamadurai State assembly constituency and
Sivaganga Loksabha constituency.
Railway line between
Manamadurai and Rameswaram became country's first
green train corridor. This city is famous for manufacturing Ghatam
musical instrument, Clay Pots, Clay Horse and Other clay items.
The 'Chithirai Thiruvizha' festival is celebrated every year in the
Tamil month Chithirai for 13 days.
The annual urus (Santhanakoodu) festival marking the martyrdom day of
the Panch shuhadas is commemorated on the 17th of the Islamic month of
Jamadil Awwal every Hijri year.
The State Industries Promotion Corporation of
Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT)
Limited is situated in Sivagangai road, which is major employment
source for people in and around Manamadurai.
Manamadurai was famous
for production of jasmine flowers. This industry has dwindled over
time due to the destruction of gardens throughout the city.[citation
needed] Bricks, Brick tiles and Pot making centres are major
industries in Manamadurai.
Videocon manufacturing unit
SIPCOT has allocated 70 acres (280,000 m2) of land to India's No.
3 electronic goods seller
Manamadurai to set up its
manufacturing unit for refrigerators, washing machines and television
sets. Company had plans to introduce a battery assembly line at this
facility. This industry is first of its kind in the volume of
Rs.2,000 crore in south
Tamil Nadu and comes as a boon to the skilled
unemployed youth in South Tamil Nadu.
Government Veterinary Hospital
The Leprosy Mission Hospital , Dayapuram
Dr. Jayapal speciality Hospial
Dr. Sivaraj Hospital
Dr. Balammal Hospital
Unnamalai Ammal childrens Hospital
Dr. Rathnakumar Hospital
Dr. Revathi Hospital
Dr.Selvaraj Speciality Hospital
Manamadurai Bus terminus is situated at Western bank of the city
close to Mana Madurai - Rameswaram Highway. It is well connected to
major cities like Madurai, Trichy, Chennai and Rameswaram.
Manamadurai Junction railway station
Manamadurai Junction railway station is situated in Southern part
of the city at the Western Bank. It is a major stopping for all the
trains running between Rameshwaram - Madurai, Rameswaram - Chennai and
Virudhunagar - Karaikudi.
Government offices & Police station list
Manamadurai Head post office, since 1972, a majestic departmental
building in front of Gandhi statue in the eastern bank
Manamadurai Taluk Office, Thayapuram
Manamadurai Union Office, Udaikulam
Town municipality Office,opp.to weekly Market
Manamadurai South Police Station, Alagar Koil Street
Manamadurai Town Women Police Station, Annamalai nagar
Manamadurai Town Traffic Police Station, Sipcot
Manamadurai North Police Station, Sipcot
Deputy superintendent office,
Manamadurai DSP office.
Matha college of nursing
Matha school of nursing
Matha college of arts and science
Matha teacher training institute
Matha college of physiotherdpy
Amirtha Nursing College
Matha College of Teacher Education
Seikalathur Kamatchi Amman Polytechnic College
Apollo computer education ltd
CSC Computer education ltd, near Ananthavalli Amman Kovil St.
Baba Matriculation School, 1A, Mettu St.
Baba Nursery & Primary school, 183-B, Adhanoor Road
CSI High School for the deaf & dumb, near Gandhi silai
CSI High School, near Travellers banglow
Govt. Elementary school, Burma colony
Good Will Matriculation School, Bye Pass Road
Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, near Travellers banglow, Anbu
Kannar Theru Elementary School, Alagar kovil Theru
Muthu Ameena Muslim (M.A.M) Nursery & Primary School, 113/7,
O.V.C Elementary School
O.V.C Higher Secondary School, near Old Bus stand
R.C. St. Cesilia's middle school
R.C High School
Ralay Nursery school, Moongiloorani
St. Mary's higher secondary school, Rajagambiram
St. Joseph matriculation school, Appan Perumal Kovil St., West Bank
Seventh Day Adventist Nursery & Primary School, Rajam Nagar,
Seventh Day Adventist Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sipcot
Suriya Narayana Shastri Primary School, near Pal Pannai, East Bank
Tourism industry is one of the major revenue generators for
Manamadurai. There are various places of interest.
The holy dargah of Paanch Peer Shuhadaa at Kannar Street, Manamadurai
The Holy Paanch peer (Anjanamar) Five Shuhadaas Dargah
The Holy Paanch peer (Anjanamar) Five Shuhadaas Dargah is located near
Manamadurai in Sivaganga District. The Panchpeer durgah
is at Kannar road, on the Manamadurai-Ilayangudi State Highway. The
Graves of Five Martyrs who came with Badusha Sulthan Syed Ibrahim
Shaheed of Ervadi is found here.
In the Perumal Temple, Hanuman is enshrined with the highly unusual
feature of a crown on his head, reflecting the local belief that
Hanuman was crowned here before leaving for Lanka. According to one
account, the name of the town is derived from the Hanuman's visit,
which in Tamil is described as Vanara Veera Madurai, which has become
Manamadurai. The crowned Hanuman is enshrined near the entrance of the
Vaishnavite Veera Alagar Koil temple on the east bank of the
Prithyangira Devi Temple
Panchabhutheswaram, known as Vedhiyanendal vilakku, 5 km from
Manamadurai is on old ramanathapuram road, the route in which Lord
Rama went to Sri Lanka to confront Ravanan. This place is known for
its hard cut-rock(granite) temple dedicated to Shri Maha Panchamukha
Prathyangira Devi. It houses the big deity of shri Maha Panchamukha
Prathyangira Devi. There are two more sannidhies for Lakshmi Ganapathi
and Sornagarshna Bhairavar. Kumbhabhishekham was performed on 24 June
2010. Sahasra Sandi Maha Yagnam was also performed during 25 June 2010
to 29 June 2010. It has come in a total area of about 5.5 acres
(22,000 m2). Soon within the temple premises, ten more sannidhies
are going to come for Dasamaha Vidya. Non-stop annadharmam right from
2000 since inception. Every Amavasai, people were various parts of
Tamil Nadu and other states visit the temple
Anandavalli - Somanadhar Temple
Sri Somanathar temple is an ancient Shiva temple with Devi Anandavalli
which also houses the Maha Samadhi of the great saint Sadasiva
Thirukalayanam festival is celebrated every year in this temple.
Festival resembles the celebration done in Madurai Meenakshi amman
temple. But Thirukalyanam will take place at early morning in Madurai
and late evening in Manamadurai.
Alagar Aatril Irangudhal festival is also yearly event will take place
after few days from Thirukalyanam.
Part of Indian ancient history, the 10 days festival is celebrated in
the town, where people from
Manamadurai and surroundings come to
Vaigai river to participate overnight celebration. Notably Giant
wheels, Children games, Dance events, Bike Stunts, Drama events,
Crackers and Rockets - Thunder show.
Anandavalli Somanadhar Thirukalyanam
Idaikattur is 16 km ahead of
Manamadurai city. The site is famous
for Thiru Iruthaya Andavar Church, which is believed to be built by
angels of god.
This unique church of the sacred heart of Jesus was built in 1894 AD
by a French missionary Fr. Ferdinand Celle SJ. This is a replica of
the Rheims Cathedral in France. Since the church was said to be built
by angels, Fr. Ferdinand Celle SJ has placed 153 depictions of angels
in and around the church. He has depicted the relics of forty saints
in four elliptical shaped wooden bowls, which rest over the wooden
heart in the main altar portion.
Idaikattur Church front view
Thayamangalam Muthumariamman Temple
Thayamangalam is situated near Manamadurai, and known for the yearly
Saint Thirugnanasambandhar was invited to Madurai by Queen Pandimadevi
Mangayarkarasi for the prosperity of Saivam religion. Saint Appar said
that as the day of Sambandar's visit falls on star of Bharani and it
is auspicious for travelling. Bharani is also the best time for
Conducting homam and setting up brick kiln etc. as this day is
suitable for Agni (fire). He started his travel after worshiping God
and Goddess by singing Kolaru Padhipaggam. He fought for the freedom
of Saivam against the Jainism. Based on the belief in the concept that
"each day is a good day", he did Navasakthi Homam and Vinayaka Pooja
on the 15th day of Panguni and celebrated 10 days festival from the
16th day of Panguni at Thayamangalam. Pongal festival is being
celebrated on the 7th day ( 22nd day of Panguni), Milk pot festival
and Flower Pallakku on the Panguni 23rd day. The festival will be
completed on 25th day of Panguni after celebrating Devasthana Theertha
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