(Last Updated on : 22/11/2012)
Sanakarlingapuram is located in Virudhunagar district
in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
. It is an industrial panchayat village situated at 9.37°N 77.93°E. The town has an elevation of 56 metres (183 feet). Sanakarlingapuram is positioned on the banks of Arjuna River and is positioned between the state highway that connects Virudhunagar
and Sivakasi and NH7. Earlier the handloom industry was set up here. Several other cottage industries specializing in matches and fireworks have been established here.
Demography of Sanakarlingapuram
According to the Indian census report of 2001 Sankaralingapuram had a population of 2,274. The males constitute 49% and females constitute 51% of the population. The average literacy rate here is 75%. It is much higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 82%, and female literacy rate is 69%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age in Sankaralingapuram.
There are two schools established here, Panchayat Union Elementary School and Government Higher Secondary School.
Pilgrimage centres in Sanakarlingapuram
Sanakarlingapuram is an important pilgrimage centre visited by many people of the village and also from neighbouring villages. Some of the significant temples here are Vinayagar Temple, Murugan Temple, Ayyappan Temple, Nagammal and Veerumallamal Temple, Vinayagar Temple, Maha Devan Temple, Sowdambigai Amman Temple, Ubbittamman Temple, Sivan Temple, Veerubannama Temple and Nagammal Temple. Every year during Chitirai a festival is celebrated for 5 days where people worship Sowdambiga Amman. Small events and few cultural shows are also hosted during the festivals. Besides this the Panguni Pongal
festival is also celebrated in the month of Chitrai. Another important festival celebrated in Sanakarlingapuram is Muthalamman Pongal festival. It is celebrated before or after Diwali
to please Lord Varuna
Sanakarlingapuram is well connected with different modes of transport. There are buses that ply from Virudhunagar and Sivakasi for the village. TAMT, a private transport also runs buses between Virudhunagar
that passes through the village.
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