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Kanadukathan is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°10′00″N 78°47′28″E / 10.16667°N 78.79111°E / 10.16667; 78.79111Coordinates: 10°10′00″N 78°47′28″E / 10.16667°N 78.79111°E / 10.16667; 78.79111
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Sivaganga
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,814
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kanadukathan is a Town Panchayat in the Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


In 2001, Kanadukathan had a population of 4,795 people. Of these, 10% were under 6 years of age. The town is evenly split between males and females. Kanadukathan has a literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 63.4%. According to the Indian census, the male literacy rate is 80% and the female literacy rate is 67%.


Kanadukathan is most famous for its Chettinad cuisine and for the architecture of its houses, whose main entrances are shaped to resemble those of temples.

Famous temples[edit]

  • Chettiar Oorni Vinayagar Temple
  • Ponnazhagi Amman Temple
  • Maatta Oorni Vinayagar Temple [Chidambara vinayagar]
  • Chettinad Siva Temple
  • Ayyanar Temple
  • Vairava Vinayagar Temple
  • Paramanur Kali Temple
  • Anjaneyar Temple
  • Sundaramoorthy Vinayagar Temple
  • Nagamuthu Mariamman Temple
  • Varadaraja Perumal Temple
  • Sri Padhmavathi Thayar & Vengatesha Perumal Temple


  • Festival of the Goddess of Beauty (Tamil: பொன்னழகி அம்மன் திருவிழா) is a 10-day festival held in May every year.
  • Hari Poojai is held in May every year.
  • Sivarathiri is held in March. During Shivaratri, people take kavadi from Pazhaiyur (old Kanadukathan) to the Solai Andavar Temple (approximately 4 km).

Schools / Colleges[edit]

  • M.ct.M.Chidambaram Chettiyar Higher Secondary School [ISO 9001 Certified]
  • M.ct.M.Chidambaram Chettiyar Elementary School
  • CV.CT.V.Meenakshi Achi Matriculation School
  • Annamalai Polytechnic College

Places of interest[edit]

  • Pillayarpatti Kovil—religious site 1,600 years old[1] Hindu Temple (16 km)
  • Kundrakudi Murugan Kovil—religious site (Hill Temple), Hindu Temple (14 km)
  • Thirumayan Fort — historical site (10 km)
  • Chettinad Palace — It was designed by Dr Annamali Chettiyar with European influence in its architecture.[2]
  • Island Bungalow — heritage site (2 KM)

Connection with major cities[edit]

  • By train: Chettinad station is located on the Trichy – Rameswhwaram line. The following expresses stop at this station.
  • The Chennai – Rameshwaram express (16701)
  • Rameshwaram – Chennai express (16702)
  • Trichy- Rameshwaram, Trichy-Karaikudi, Trichy-Manamadurai and Manamadurioai-Mannargudi Passenger Trains
Requests have been made to operate a daily overnight train between Coimbatore and Rameswaram via Kanadukathan(CTND).


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