(Last Updated on : 20-11-2012)
Elayirampannai is located in Virudhunagar district
in the state of Tamil Nadu
. It is a panchayat town surrounded by Sattur located at a distance of almost 16 km in the southern direction and Kovilpatti located at a distance of about 12 km. in the northern direction. Apart from these there are other places in the vicinity like, Ilayarasanendal, Sevalpatti and Tiruvengadam. The town is mostly engaged in manufacturing of crackers and safety matches. It is also dependent on agricultural activities. These goods are exported to different places.
History of Elayirampannai
According to history Elayirampannai dates back to almost 350 years. Earlier the town was ruled by the zamindars. Before the rule of the British these zamindars were palayakarars. By caste they were Vanniya kula Kshathriyar. Elayirampannai is still resided by the descendants of Jaminthars.
Pilgrimage Centres in Elayirampannai
Elayirampannai serves a significant pilgrimage centre with many several temples located here. The Arulmigu Parasakthi Mariamman Kovil is an important temple that celebrates the famous Chithirai festival on a grand scale. The festival is celebrated for 12 days during the Tamil month of Chithirai. Inhabitants of Elayirampannai reside in Pollachi, Tirupur
. They all gather in the town with their families during the festival time. Apart from this there are few other temples here like the Shiva Sudalaimaadan Temple, Sivan temple, Pathrakaliamman temple, SRI Kamatchi Amman temple and Badrakaliamman Temple. There two churches here, RC Church and CSI church.
Educational Institutions in Elayirampannai
Few schools have been set up in Elayirampannai to promote education among the children residing in the town. A Higher Secondary School has been established here by the government. It is set up by the members of Nadar caste
and is managed by them. Another school is managed by the local church and an English medium school is run by Thiru. Rajendran.
Elayirampannai is well connected with all modes of transport. Tourists can avail the buses plying from Vembakottai, Kovilpatti, Sankarankoil and Sattur for the town. The nearest railway station is located at Kovilpatti at a distance of 10 km and at Sattur at a distance of 15 km.