Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 10°53′N 79°37′E / 10.88°N 79.62°E / 10.88; 79.62Coordinates: 10°53′N 79°37′E / 10.88°N 79.62°E / 10.88; 79.62
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvarur
Taluka Nannilam
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 9,880
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 610105
Vehicle registration TN-50

Nannilam is a panchayat town in Thiruvarur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters town for Nannilam Taluk.

The town is a main hub for the nearby villages. Many of the population are farmers. This is the native place of Tamil literary critic and political commentator Dr.C.Vijay Hasan, Tamil film director Kailasam Balachander, lyricist Piraisoodan and cinematographer R. Mathi. Nannilam is located 30 km west of Karaikal and 30 km east of Kumbakonam. The people mainly depend on agriculture, almost 70% of the population are employed in agriculture,

Most of the villages developed along the river banks. The Thriumalai rajan river (branch of Cauvery) flows in Nannilam taluk. On the bank of Tirumalarajanar River, One Sai Baba temple was established in local Siddhi Vinayak temple at Jaganthapuram.

Nearby temples

Nannilam and the surrounding area is home to many temples, including Madhuvaneshwarar Temple, an old Shiva temple which is located center of the town. The Saraswathy Amman temple (the only temple for Saraswathy amman in South India) is located at koothanur (near Poonth thootam), 8 km from Nannilam.[1] This place was known as “Ambalpuri”, about a 1000years ago at which time the Sri Lalithambikai Temple in Thirumeeyachur (Constructed by Kunthavai Naachiyaar, Sister of Rajarajan Chola) was built, an awe-inspiring example of Chola architecture.

Anjenayur kovil, near Nemmeli is a temple to Lord Anjenaya Studys Ramayan.

Other temples


According to the 2001 Indian census,[3] Nannilam then had a population of 9880. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nannilam has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 68%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Nannilam assembly constituency (SC) is part of Nagapattinam (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

The Population density (people per km2)of Nannilam assembly constituency is just 60 against India’s 393.83 in 2010 (Just 15% of average India's Population density) .


See also


  3. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  4. "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
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