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Thiruparankundram is a new town in Madurai district(created in 2011) in Tamil Nadu, India. The area is part of Madurai Municipal Corporation and the first local body election for the corporation was held on 18 October 2011. Tirupparaṅkuṉṟam is known for the Thirupparamkunram Murugan temple, which is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Madurai, next only to the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The Tirupparankunram Dargah is located atop the Tirupparankunram Hill. As of 2011, the town had a population of 48,810.

Thiruparankundram
Thiruparankundram
Thiruparankundram
Thiruparankundram is located in Tamil Nadu
Thiruparankundram
Thiruparankundram
Location in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°53′24″N 78°03′22″E / 9.89°N 78.056°E / 9.89; 78.056Coordinates: 9°53′24″N 78°03′22″E / 9.89°N 78.056°E / 9.89; 78.056
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictMadurai
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyMadurai Municipal Corporation
Population
 (2011)
 • Total48,810
Demonym(s)maduraites
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://thiruparankundram.com/

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DemographicsEdit

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
91.79%
Christian
4.46%
Muslim
3.62%
Sikh
0.01%
Other
0.11%

According to 2011 census, Thiruparankundram had a population of 48,810 with a sex-ratio of 999 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[1] A total of 4,736 were under the age of six, constituting 2,455 males and 2,281 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 7.44% and .66% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 79.55%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[1] The town had a total of 12934 households. There were a total of 18,480 workers, comprising 109 cultivators, 386 main agricultural labourers, 516 in house hold industries, 15,926 other workers, 1,543 marginal workers, 47 marginal cultivators, 69 marginal agricultural labourers, 228 marginal workers in household industries and 1,199 other marginal workers.[2]

As per the religious census of 2011, Thiruparankundram had 91.79% Hindus, 3.62% Muslims, 4.46% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs, and 0.11% following other religions.[3]

 
Photograph by Wiele & Klein, Madras c. 1890

TransportEdit

There is a bus stand with bus services connecting Thirupparangkundram with other parts of Madurai and adjacent villages. Passenger trains running between Madurai and Tirunelveli stop at Thirupparankundram. Thirupparankundram railway station is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Madurai Junction. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport which is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Thirupparangundram.

Important PlacesEdit

  • The temple of lord Muruga one of the oldest temples built in 6th century is located here.
  • The dargah of Hazrat Sulthan Sikandar Badusha called as the famous Thiruparankundram Dargah is located at the top of Thirupprankundram hills.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thiruparankundram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.