Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 10°8′38″N 77°38′46″E / 10.14389°N 77.64611°E / 10.14389; 77.64611Coordinates: 10°8′38″N 77°38′46″E / 10.14389°N 77.64611°E / 10.14389; 77.64611
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Theni
Population (2001)
  Total 13,772
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Devadanapatti is a panchayat town in Theni district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.This village is located at the foothills of Kodaikanal Hills. Moongilinai Kamatchi Amman temple is one of the famous temple situated here.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Devadanapatti had a population of 13,772. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Devadanapatti has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69% and, female literacy is 52%. In Devadanapatti, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The name Devadanapatti is a combination of two Tamil words devadanam which means donated to or gifted to and patti patti, which means village. So the meaning of Devadanapatti is a village gifted to the gods.[2]

Sri Kamakshi Temple

There is a very ancient Kamakshi Temple here. It is called Moongilanai Kamakshi temple. The main door of this temple is never opened and poojas are performed only to the door. Maha Shivaratri (Tamil month of Masi) on March is the only festival which is celebrated in this temple. This temple story is described in the Tamil movie "Mahashakti Mariamman".[3][4]

Nearby this temple, there is a temple for Lord Karupannaswamy.North and east side of the town has panoramic view as there is irrigated landscape. There is a scene of paddy fields, sugar hand, plantain fields and coconut tree groves. Water for agriculture is supplied through the canal and the check dams across the river from Manjalar Dam which is built down under the Kodaikanal hills. Water from the rivers Varattaru, Thalaiyaru and Iruttaaru fill the dam.

As families, villagers from nearby Genguvarpatti come by 'maattu vandi'[bullok cart] during summer every year, cook at the temple premises, take bath in the nearby falls and then conduct uchchi kaala pooja at the amman temple and partake common cooked food for all. At this pooja they pray for rains as well as welfare of all villages in and around. As soon as the aarthi is done, without fail a 'palli' will answer the prayers which can be witnessed personally. The pleasure of having bath under the water source nearby is better experienced than can be explained which is equivalent to taking three baths in courtalam aruvi itself. !!

Murugamalai paramasivan paarvathi Temple

Here is another great temple of Shivan Parvati Temple located in Muruga Hill. Mulakar cuyampu God is here. The festival is celebrated in the month of December The Pleiades day .The temple Hindu charitable sector operates under the control of the Government of Tamil Nadu ...Come here to worship male child born to the couple said that the people here.


It has two schools. One is government school and another is run by a Hindu trust. The maximum people of this town are living on agriculture. There is a primary healthcare hospital which is being run by Tamil Nadu government. There is a police station and a post office. Weekly market is being assembled here which provides grocery and vegetables and cattle are sold in this market. It has 24-hour bus transport as it is located on Theni and Dindigul main road.

This Town panchayat has 4 schools.One Higher Secondary School run by Tamil Nadu Government.One Middle School run by Hindu management,one Primary school run by Church of South India and another Kallar Primary school run by TN government.


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