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

An Ayyavazhi Thangal near Thiruvattar
An Ayyavazhi Thangal near Thiruvattar
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
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13 m (43 ft)
 • Total18,404
 • OfficialTamil
 • SpokenTamil, Malayalam
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
629 177
Telephone code91-4651
Vehicle registrationTN-75

About the townEdit

This town is situated 6 km north-east of Marthandam and 30 km north-west of Nagercoil. The two main rivers Pahrali River and Kothai surround the village and join in Moovattumugam, giving the name Thiru (sacred)+ vatta (surround)+ aru (river).[1] This village, where the Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple is located, is one of the 108 Divya Desams.[2]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Thiruvattaru had a population of 18,404. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thiruvattaru has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 75%. In Thiruvattaru, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Thiruvattar assembly constituency is part of Nagercoil (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

As per the latest restructuring, the Thiruvattar assembly constituency has been split and merged with nearby constituencies.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "A note on the place name, Tiruvattar". Journal of Kerala studies. University of Kerala. 7: 31–35. 1980. ISSN 0377-0443.
  2. ^ Cuppiramaṇiyan̲, Ca. Vē; Ē. En̲ Perumāḷ (1983). Heritage of the Tamils: art & architecture. International Institute of Tamil Studies. p. 448. OCLC 10457841.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2008.