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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)
  • Thirumayam 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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74 news items

The New Indian Express
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:41:15 -0800

CT Suresh, Kotaiyur town panchayat chairman and T Chidambaram, Kanadukathan town panchayat chairman, TNCC farmers wing secretary MN Manoharan and former MLA from Coimbatore district, K Selvaraj, joined the AIADMK. J Satheeshkumar, founder ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:41:15 -0800

Whether it's about the garam aloo parathas he had on the Delhi-Haridwar Highway on a winter morning five years ago, the ghee rice at Kayalpatnam or the karuvaattu Kozhambu he tasted at a village in Kanadukathan, he never misses the details.

Financial Times

Financial Times
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:45:00 -0700

We are in the village of Kanadukathan in India's deep south — the heart of a region known as Chettinad, the Land of the Chettiars. Its few sandy streets are lined with extravagant façades — porticoes and balustrades, fanlights and finials — that ...

India Today

India Today
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:49:31 -0700

A dry dust-laden wind blows desultorily across Kanadukathan, a sleepy village in the heart of the Pasumpon Muthiramalinga Thevar district near Tiruchirapally in the heart of Tamil Nadu. It was once the repository of the fabulous wealth of the Chettiar ...

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:45:00 -0700

On the suggestion of a local shopkeeper I made it to the nearby village of Kanadukathan, where the cream of the culture of these houses could be experienced. Kanadukathan is a dry, desolate village that burns under the punishing sun throughout the year.


Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:33:19 -0700

New Delhi: Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is known for his political acumen as well as for his economic expertise. Chidambaram was born on September 16, 1945 to Lakshmi Achi and Kandanur L Ct L Palaniappa Chettiar in Kanadukathan ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:32:17 -0700

“I once met an 87-year-old lady called Mani Aachi in Kanadukathan village, who taught me to make kaadai biriyani,” he recollects. “It's one of the best I've had. She ground all the pastes necessary for the dish herself in the ammi (roller stone). That ...

Huffington Post India

Huffington Post India
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:27:41 -0700

His eyes gloss over the photographs that crowd his room and he can only vaguely recall his last trip, for a relative's granddaughter's wedding, to the family palace in Kanadukathan, Sivaganga district, the font of Chettinad culture. "All I want to do ...

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