Perungulam Town Panchayat

Town Profile

  1. Perungulam Town Panchayat Located 36.00 K.M distance from Thoothukudi District.
  2. Nearest Railway Station Name : Srivaikuntam Railway Station , This Railway Station Located 12.00 k.m Distance from perungulam
  3. Nearest Airport Located in : Vagaikulam
  4. Bus Route Details : : Srivaikunm - Thoothukudi
  1. Arulmigu Mayakoothar Temple - Ward No : 4 - Street Name - Sannathi Street-1
  2. Arulmigu Thiruvalutheeswarar Temple - Ward No : 4 - Street Name - Sivan Koil Street
Festival Name How many Days Celebrated Which Month Celebrated No of Peoples ParticipatedNotified/Non Notified
Pankuni Thiruvila10MAR8000NON-NOTIFIED
Chitirai Thiruvila10APR7000NON-NOTIFIED
Nearest City Name Direction Distance from Town Panchayat
Eral East5.00 K.m
SrivaikuntamWest10.00 K.m
SawyerpuramNorth7.00 K.m
MankalakurchiSouth3.00 K.m




1. Introduction :

Perungulam is a Second grade Town panchayat  in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of  Tamil Nadu in Srivaikuntam Assembly Constituancy . Perungulam is located in between Eral and Srivaikuntam. This small beautiful town has great historic background and religious value. The Town extends over an area of 20.48 and it has a rich historical and cultural Heritage. The main occupation of this area is only Cashewnut industries . People on tourism as well as on pilgrimage reasons coming to this area in lakhs every year regularly.                 

2. Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Perungulam had a population of 6451. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Perungulam has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 74%. In Perungulam, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. As of 2011 India census, Perungulam had a population of 7162. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%The big pond in this village have changed the name of thirukkulanthaiyur into perungulam.

3. Sri Mayakoothar Devasthanam Temple

Sri Mayakoothar Temple - Thirukkulandhai, Perunkulam is one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil NaduIndia in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All nine of these temples are classified as \\\\\\\"Divya Desams\\\\\\\", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[2] The route is from Srivaikundam to Tuticorin or Eral or Authoor buses.

The Lord’s idol in the sanctum sanctorum is in standing posture, facing east. The presiding deity here is named Venkatavanan ( also known as Srinivasan). His consorts are Alarmelu Mangai and Kulandaivalli thayar. They do not have separate sanctums. The Utsava Moorthy is called Maya koothan. Placed on the same pedestal, close to the Utsava Moorthy, is the shining idol of Garuda. This is something unique. All the idols were beautifully decorated.

 On the southernside of the temple, there is a separate shrine for the god known as “Kazhuneer Thottiyan”. He has been assigned this name as the waste water emanating from the temple’s Thiru madapalli ( the place where the temple prasadam is prepared) flows out through His feet.


Vedasaran and Kumadavalli, a pious Brahmin couple, lived here. They had a daughter by name Kamalavathi. Determined to marry only the Lord, she did rigorous penance here. The Lord granted her the boon and gave her a permanent place on his chest. Pleased by that, Vedasaran involved himself in performing daily pooja here. His wife Kumudavalli rendered all help to him. One day, when she was on her way to the river Tamiraparni, a demon by name Asmasaran took her away by force and kept her in the Himalayas. Upset by this, Vedasaran offered special prayers to Lord Venkatavanan and sought His help for getting back Kumudavalli. The Lord caught hold of the demon, who waged a fierce fight before losing. Subduing the demon, the Lord threw him down, danced on his body and killed him. This resulted in His getting the name Maya koothan. Kumudavalli was restored to Vedasaran. Pleased by the excellent service rendered by Garuda, who took Him on his back to and from the distant Himalayas, the Lord gave Garuda the seat very next to Him on the same pedestal.

4. Sri Mayakoothar Devasthanam Temple Festival

The Garuda Sevai utsavam(festival) in the month of Vaikasi(May-Jun) witnesses 9 Garudasevai, a spectacular event in which festival image idols from the Nava Tirupathis shrines in the area are brought on Garuda vahana(sacred vehicle). An idol of Nammalvar is also brought here on aAnna Vahanam(palaquin) and his paasurams(verses) dedicated to each of these 9 temples are cited. The utsavar (festival deity) of Nammalvar is taken in a palanquin to each of the 9 temples, through the paddy fields in the area. The paasurams(poems) dedicated to each of the 9 Divyadesams are chanted in the respective shrines. This is the most important of the festivals in this area, and it draws thousands of visitors.

5. Other Temple

Arulmigu Thuvalutheeswarar Kovil Famous and popular in Perungulam Town PanchayatPerungulam Town Panchayat

6.Town Map