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Manamadurai
Manamadurai
is a Municipality
Municipality
in Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Division of Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[1] It is an important junction in Madurai - Rameshwaram Highway and Thanjavur - Manamadurai Highway. In 1999, Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Taluk was separated from Ramanathapuram district and linked with Sivagangai district. Manamadurai
Manamadurai
is the headquarter of Manamadurai
Manamadurai
taluk. Manamadurai
Manamadurai
falls under Manamadurai Legistative assembly.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Highlights 4 Festivals 5 Industry

5.1 Videocon
Videocon
manufacturing unit

6 Hospitals 7 Transport

7.1 Road 7.2 Rail

8 Government offices & Police station list 9 Educational institutions

9.1 Colleges 9.2 Computer institutions 9.3 Schools

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 11.5 Idaikatur 11.6 Thayamangalam
Thayamangalam
Muthumariamman Temple

12 External links 13 References

Geography[edit] Manamadurai
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.[2] The Vaigai river flows from north to south through Manamadurai
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 head.[3] Demographics[edit] As of 2017[update] India
India
census, Manamadurai
Manamadurai
had a population of 72,500. Males constitute 50% of the population and Females 50%. Manamadurai
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 households[4] Manamadurai
Manamadurai
falls under Manamadurai
Manamadurai
State assembly constituency and Sivaganga Loksabha constituency.[5] Highlights[edit] Railway line between Manamadurai
Manamadurai
and Rameswaram became country's first green train corridor.[6] This city is famous for manufacturing Ghatam musical instrument, Clay Pots, Clay Horse and Other clay items. Festivals[edit]

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.

Industry[edit] The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
(SIPCOT) Limited is situated in Sivagangai road, which is major employment source for people in and around Manamadurai. 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
Videocon
manufacturing unit[edit] SIPCOT has allocated 70 acres (280,000 m2) of land to India's No. 3 electronic goods seller Videocon
Videocon
near Manamadurai
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.[7] This industry is first of its kind in the volume of Rs.2,000 crore in south Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
and comes as a boon to the skilled unemployed youth in South Tamil Nadu.[8] Hospitals[edit]

Government Hospital, Thayamangalam
Thayamangalam
Road Government Veterinary Hospital The Leprosy Mission Hospital , Dayapuram Dr. Jayapal speciality Hospial Dr. Sivaraj Hospital Dr. Balammal Hospital Dr. Sundarajan

MultiSpeciality Hospital

Unnamalai Ammal childrens Hospital Dr. Rathnakumar Hospital Dr. Revathi Hospital Dr.Selvaraj Speciality Hospital

Transport[edit] Road[edit] The Manamadurai
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. Rail[edit] The 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[edit]

Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Head post office, since 1972, a majestic departmental building in front of Gandhi statue in the eastern bank Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Taluk Office, Thayapuram Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Union Office, Udaikulam Town municipality Office,opp.to weekly Market Manamadurai
Manamadurai
South Police Station, Alagar Koil Street Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Town Women Police Station, Annamalai nagar Manamadurai
Manamadurai
Town Traffic Police Station, Sipcot Manamadurai
Manamadurai
North Police Station, Sipcot Deputy superintendent office, Manamadurai
Manamadurai
DSP office.

Educational institutions[edit] Colleges[edit]

Matha college of nursing Matha school of nursing Matha college of arts and science Matha teacher training institute Matha college of physiotherdpy Matha ITI Amirtha Nursing College[9] Matha College of Teacher Education[10] Seikalathur Kamatchi Amman Polytechnic College

Computer institutions[edit]

Apollo computer education ltd CSC Computer education ltd, near Ananthavalli Amman Kovil St. Sunsoft computers

Schools[edit]

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 Nagar Kannar Theru Elementary School, Alagar kovil Theru Muthu Ameena Muslim (M.A.M) Nursery & Primary School, 113/7, Kannar Street 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, Pappamadai, Muthanendal Seventh Day Adventist Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sipcot Suriya Narayana Shastri Primary School, near Pal Pannai, East Bank

Tourist places[edit] Tourism industry is one of the major revenue generators for Manamadurai. There are various places of interest. Religious Sites[edit]

The holy dargah of Paanch Peer Shuhadaa at Kannar Street, Manamadurai

The Holy Paanch peer (Anjanamar) Five Shuhadaas Dargah[edit] The Holy Paanch peer (Anjanamar) Five Shuhadaas Dargah is located near Kannar street, Manamadurai
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.[citation needed] Hanuman Temple[edit] 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 river.[11] Prithyangira Devi Temple[edit] Panchabhutheswaram, known as Vedhiyanendal vilakku, 5 km from Manamadurai
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
Tamil Nadu
and other states visit the temple[12] Anandavalli - Somanadhar Temple[edit] Sri Somanathar temple is an ancient Shiva temple with Devi Anandavalli which also houses the Maha Samadhi of the great saint Sadasiva Brahmendra.[13] 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
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

Idaikatur[edit] Idaikattur
Idaikattur
is 16 km ahead of Manamadurai
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
Idaikattur
Church front view

Thayamangalam
Thayamangalam
Muthumariamman Temple[edit] Thayamangalam
Thayamangalam
is situated near Manamadurai, and known for the yearly Panguni festival. 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 vari function External links[edit]

Google Map link

References[edit]

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Manamadurai
- Times of India". Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ "Assembling Make in India's mobile dream". Thehindubusinessline.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ Sivakumar, Hemamalini Venkatraman & Nandini (22 December 2009). "Sipcot allots 70 acres to Videocon
Videocon
for Rs 2k cr plant in TN". The Economic Times. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ Amirtha Nursing College Archived 17 February 2013 at Archive.is ^ Matha College of Teacher Education ^ Reference from South India
India
Tourist Guide ^ [2] Archived 17 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved

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