(Last Updated on : 30-04-2015)
Eruvadi is a small beautiful village and a Panchayat town in the Tirunelveli district
of Tamil Nadu. Surrounded by many hills as well as paddy and banana
fields, it is a peaceful and calm village. Nanguneri
and Vallioor are the nearby towns. The main activities of this village are farming and business. Nambi River, which originated from Nambi Malei flows through Eruvadi.
Demography of Eruvadi
As of the 2001 census report, Eruvadi had a population of 14,715 inhabitants. Males constitute 46% of the population and females constitute 54% of the population. In Eruvadi, 11% of the population is less than six years of age. Eruvadi has an average literacy rate of 79%, which is much higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 82% while the female literacy rate is 76%.
History of Eruvadi
Eruvadi has existed for 800 to 1000 years. The original Eruvadi village was situated on the southern bank of Nambi River, adjoining the temple and the surrounding paddy fields. The small bushed wilderness on the northern side of Nambi River was called "Puliyur
The spread of Islam led to the city's expansion, from 400 to 700 years ago. The city was spread to Puliyur on the North side of the river with the streets ending at the river bank. The ancient people of Eruvadi were good at cultivation, trade and finance. Eruvadi is also called as Pulianjuvanam.
Places of worship at Eruvadi
Eruvadi has Muslim, Hindu
population and each community has their place of worship. Eruvadi masjids are Mela Muhallam Jumma Masjid, Keela Muhallam Jumma Masjid, Peer Shahib Grand Mosque, Baith as Salam Masjid, Mohaideen Masjid, Muhaam Jumma Masjid and Eruvadi Muslim Jamath Masjid. Temples are Perumal Temple, Harihara saastha Temple and Periyanaayaki Amman Temple. Churches are St Josephs Church and CSI Church.
Education of Eruvadi
Eruvadi has two matriculation Schools: Rani Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Al-Huda Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Eruvadi also has a government higher secondary school for boys and girls. Also people of Eruvadi prefer to the schools located in the nearby town Vallioor and nearby. Among them are Annai Matriculation School, Kings Matriculation School and Keins Matriculation School are very popular.
Transportation of Eruvadi
The nearest railway station is at Valliyur which is at a distance of 5 km from Eruvadi. Eruvadi is connected by road to Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, Madurai
and other major towns in South India. The nearest international airport is Thiruvananthapuram