A total of 42,756 of the city’s population was under age six. As per the religious census of 2011, Tirunelveli had 69.0% Hindus, 20.02% Muslims, 10.59% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs, 0.01% Buddhists, 0.02% Jains and 0.35% following other religions.

What is the famous of Tenkasi?

While this town is known for waterfalls and temples, it has been made famous for its Courtallam Falls and Kasi Viswanathar Temple. Tenkasi is famous for its main temple which is believed to be built by a Pandyan King, King Arikeari Parakrama after Lord Viswanatha appeared in his dream and instructed him to do so.

Why it is called Tenkasi?

Obeying his words, King Parakrama Pandya built the Tenkasi gopuram for his ancestor-worshiped lingam. The word Tenkasi translates to “South Kashi” (“ten” or “then” meaning south in Tamil). The town was called the Tenkasi after the temple.

Which temple is famous in Tenkasi?

Kasi Viswanathar Temple
Kasi Viswanathar Temple in Tenkasi, a city in Tenkasi district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Which city is Tenkasi?

Tenkasi District, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Is Tenkasi good place to live?

Tenkasi is beautiful town in the Tirunelveli District of state Tamil Nadu. The town is famous for the ancient temples and nearby waterfalls.

Which is the No 1 city in Tamil Nadu?

List of Cities in Tamil Nadu
S.No Name District
1 Chennai Chennai
2 Coimbatore Coimbatore
3 Madurai Madurai
4 Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli
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Which God is Tirunelveli?

deity Shiva
Nellaiappar Temple corridor is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Tirunelveli, a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Nellaiappar (also called Venuvananathar) represented by the lingam and his consort Parvati is depicted as Kanthimathi Amman.

Which city is called small Japanese in Tamil Nadu?

Sivakasi is known as Little Japan because it is famous for the production of firecrackers. Sivakasi is also called the cracker city of India. It accounts for about 90% India’s fireworks production. Q.

Is Tirunelveli and Tenkasi same?

The present Tenkasi district was a part of erstwhile Tirunelveli district. Tenkasi district was formed in 2019 as per G.O. No 427 dated 12.11.


nine falls
It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the nearest city Tenkasi. There are a total of nine falls of which Peraruvi, Aintharuvi and Puli Aruvi being the most prominent.


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