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Piravimarundeesar temple at Thiruthuraipoondi
Piravimarundeesar temple at Thiruthuraipoondi
Thiruthuraipoondi is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°32′N 79°39′E / 10.53°N 79.65°E / 10.53; 79.65
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • Typemunicipality
 • BodyThiruthuraipoondi municipality
 • CommissionerS.Nagarajan
4 m (13 ft)
 • Total24,404
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04369
Vehicle registrationTN 50R

Thiruthuraipoondi is a municipality in Thiruvarur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thiruthuraipoondi is 330 km south of Chennai, 40 km south of Nagapattinam and 65 km east of Thanjavur. As of 2011, the town had a population of 24,404.


Thiruthuraipoondi or Thiruthuraipundi (aka TTP) is an agricultural town located south of District Thiruvarur.

Satellite pictures and carbon dating of some ancient beaches between Thiruthuraipoondi and Kodiyakarai show the Thiruthuraipoondi beach dates back 6,000 years and the Kodiyakarai beach 1,100 years. In other words, the sea was near Thiruthuraipoondi 6,000 years ago and reached Kodiyakarai around 1,100 years ago.

Tiruturaipundi is located at 10°32′N 79°39′E / 10.53°N 79.65°E / 10.53; 79.65.[2] It has an average elevation of 4 m (13 ft). Thiruthuraipoondi is located at center of many towns like Mannargudi, Thiruvarur, Muthupet, Vedaranyam, Velankanni, Nagappattinam. Thiruthuraipoondi is located at Thiruvarur district.


Piravimarundeesar temple at Thiruthuraipoondi

Thiruthuraipoondi is well connected by road and rail with neighbouring towns. Train service will going to resume broad gauge on coming NovemberThiruvarur Junction and Karaikudi Junction rail route. Buses are available to lot of major towns like Thiruvarur, Mannargudi, Muthupet, Pattukkottai, Velankanni, Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam, Kodikkarai, Thanjavur, Trichy. Also good number of buses plying to long distance places like Coimbatore, Chennai, Madurai, Tirupur, Palani, Puducherry, Mayiladuthurai Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Kanchipuram, Thiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Ervadi, Sivagangai, Karaikudi, Thisayanvilai, Rameswaram, Mudukulathur, Sayalgudi and Bengaluru, Kulasekarapattinam, Tirunelveli Nagercoil Trivandrum as well. Soon SETC and TNSTC planned to operate services to Tirupathi, Vellore, Erode and Coimbatore.


Agriculture is the main occupation for people living in Thiruthuraipoondi and surrounding areas. Rice and dhal items grow here. The short-term Kuruvai and long-term Samba rice crops are cultivated depending on the water sources. Thiruthuraipoondi Cooperative Urban Bank was established in 1911, and is the oldest bank in the town. All major banks, such as State Bank of India, Indian Bank, ICICI bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Canara Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, Lashmi Vilas Bank, City Union Bank, Kumbakonam Cooperative Bank, have branches in Thiruthuraipoondi.


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
No religion

According to 2011 census, Thiruthuraipoondi had a population of 24,404 with a sex-ratio of 1,036 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 2,324 were under the age of six, constituting 1,180 males and 1,144 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 29.7% and 1.84% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 80.19%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The town had a total of : 6263 households. There were a total of 9,378 workers, comprising 607 cultivators, 885 main agricultural labourers, 92 in house hold industries, 4,833 other workers, 2,961 marginal workers, 57 marginal cultivators, 2,076 marginal agricultural labourers, 41 marginal workers in household industries and 787 other marginal workers.[4] As per the religious census of 2011, Thiruthuraipoondi had 90.41% Hindus, 6.36% Muslims, 3.09% Christians, 0.04% Sikhs, 0.09% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[5]


Since 1971, Tiruthuraipundi constituency has been consistently voting for left parties (CPI/CPM). This is one of few constituents in Tamil Nadu, that is a bastion for communist parties in Tamil Nadu. G. shri Palaniswamy, of CPI, has won this constituent, four straight elections, from 1989 to 2001. He won this constituent in 1991, which made it one of handful of constituents, that was won by a party other than ADMK/Congress, that year.

Tiruthuraipundi comes under the Nagapattinam (Lok Sabha constituency) – it has the following six assembly constituencies – Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Thiruthuraipoondi, Vedaranyam, Kilvelur (SC) and Nannilam.[6] The current Member of Parliament from the constituency is Dr.k.gopal from the ADMK[7] From 1957, the Nagapattinam parliament seat was held by the Indian National Congress for 4 times during 1957–1961,[8] 1962–67,[9] 1991–96,[10] and 1996–98[11] elections. CPI won the seat for 5 times during 1971–77,[12] 1977–80,[13] 1989–91[14] elections. DMK won 4 times during 1980–84,[15] 1999–2004,[16] 2004–09[17] and 2011 elections. ADMK won the seat once during 1984–89.[18]


  1. ^ The Hindu dated 29 October 2006
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Tiruturaipundi
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals – Thiruthuraipoondi". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ The Hindu & 31 March 2009.
  7. ^ MP of Nagapattinam 2014.
  8. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1957 to the Second Lok Sabha.
  9. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1962 to the Third Lok Sabha.
  10. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1991 to the Tenth Lok Sabha.
  11. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1996 to the Eleventh Lok Sabha.
  12. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1971 to the Fifth Lok Sabha.
  13. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1977 to the Sixth Lok Sabha.
  14. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1998 to the Twelfth Lok Sabha.
  15. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1980 to the Seventh Lok Sabha.
  16. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1999 to the Thirteenth Lok Sabha.
  17. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 2004 to the Fourteenth Lok Sabha.
  18. ^ Key highlights of the general elections 1984 to the Eighth Lok Sabha.