(Last Updated on : 23-07-2010)
The entire continent of India houses a multitude of towns and cities that have developed by leaps and bounds. The state of Tamil Nadu is not an exception. In fact Kundrathur is a town that has its location in the district of Kancheepuram of the same Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The heritage of this Kundrathur town is quite rich. Kundrathur is situated in middle of Porur, Poonamalee and Pallavaram. The popular saying is that the Lord Subramaniar sat at the hilltop of this Kundrathur. Two other goddesses also are found to accompany Subramaniar here. It is further said that while traveling from Tiruporur to Truttanigai on a holy day Lord Subramaniar rested in this hill. Because Lord Subramaniar set in the direction of north facing Thanigai, the entire place got the name of South Thanigai.
For gaining acquaintance with any town, identifying the demography becomes imperative. Following this usual trend of the country, a multitude of Indian demographers have carried on numerous surveys down these years. This has enabled them to gather certain data that are related to Kundrathur.
Regarding this matter, a special mentioning is to be done of the census report of India that has been brought out in the year 2001. Amongst all the experts this census report has gained recognition as a relevant document, which depicts the demography of the Kundrathur town. With a thorough study of the report, one gets familiar with population status, literacy rate etc. Thus the total population of Kundrathur has deduced a counting of 25,028. In this measurement of population of Kundrathur, males, females as well as children are being integrated. It is remarkable to find that both males and females are present in equal proportion. That is to say , male populace constitutes of 50 percent while population of females is also 50 percent. In Kundrathur town 11 percent of the total population constitutes of children who are below six years of age.
The literacy rate too can be acquired from this Census report of India. It has proved to be significant information of the Kundrathur town. Since literacy rate is an indicator for measuring the development and growth of any town, it is remarkable to find that it is higher than that of India, which has been enumerated to be 59.5 percent. The average literacy rate of Kundrathur town is 72 percent. In addition if anyone wishes he or she alsocan identify the status of female and male literacy rates and that too on an individual basis. As far as the literacy status of Kundrathur is concerned, it is remarkable to find that the literacy rate of female is m;ore than that of males. To be specific, the rate of female literacy comprises of 40 percent. Male literacy rate is only 40 percent.
The primary attraction of this Kundrathur town is Kundrathur Murugan Temple. This is the only Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu where the deity sits in the northern direction. King Kulothunga Chola - II, had built this temple in Kundrathur. At a time the God can be viewed with one goddess even though other two goddesses namely Valli and Deivanai are present with Him . This is the uniqueness of this temple in Kundrathur town.