Kadayanallur (Tamil: கடையநல்லூர்) is a second largest city and a Ist Grade Municipal town municipality in Tirunelveli District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu of India.
The most important commodities such as Handloom clothes, matches also fiber and mud-pots are being manufactured in the town.
The name Kadayanallur comes from "Kadayaleeswara", the name of the presiding deity of Kadayaleeswarar kovil, a Hindu temple located in Kadayanallur. It is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats near the Courtallam Waterfalls and Tenkasi. It is famous for saral (drizzling), which occurs yearly from May to August. It is also known for its vast paddy and coconut fields. Most of the last generation of residents were farmers; however, many are now employed in various parts of India and in foreign countries such as the United States, Singapore, and the Persian Gulf.
The nearest airport is at Madurai, nearest international airport at Thiruvananthapuram then Kochin and a rail service (converted to broad gauge in 2004–2005), served by Southern Railway (India) is also available.
The Indian Postal Service Pincode is 627751. The Telecom Code (BSNL) is 04633.
4Mosques - Total 34
7Schools and Colleges
10Kadayanallur Web Sites
Kadayanallur is located at 9°05′N77°21′E / 9.08°N 77.35°E. The town is located on the foot of the Western Ghat It has an average elevation of 191 m (627 ft). The city is surrounded by paddy fields, coconut farms and lot of ponds. A small river flows in the mid of the city. There are some rocky regions on the western end of the city called locally as 'parumbu'. Attakulam, Paloorani, Thamaraikulam, Annamalai peri and last and largest of those is periyakulam are the ponds found in this city.
The town is having an area of 52.25 km2. The town is situated about 16 km on the North of Tenkasi and 47 km on the south of Rajapalayam. The N.H. 208 Quilon - Thirumangalam passes through this town. The town is general is having a dry climate except during the monsoon periods.
Cloudy Mountain near Kadayanallur.
Kadayanallur is a Municipal Township in Tenkasi Taluk Tirunelveli Districk Tamil Nadu State India
Located in between Puliangudi and Tenkasi in the National Highway 208 Madurai to Kollam , Kerala
Located in between Tenkasi and SankaranNainarKoil in the Indian Railways between Madurai-to-Kollam line
District Capital Thirunelveli is approx 70 km. Madurai ( Madurai Domestic Airport IXM ) is approx 120 km
Tamil Nadu State capital Chennai is approx 500 km
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala State Capital) is approx 100 km
Nearest International Airport Thiruvananthapuram-TRV is accessible by 5 Hrs Drive.
Kutrrallam Falls a famous tourist attaraction is approx 15 km
Kerala state Border - Aryankavu is approx 25 km
Postal code 627751 Telephone code 4633
Polulation 77000 More than 75% Muslims
Area 52 km2.
Number of Streets 216
Number of Wards 33
Kadayanallur is one of the 234 Tamil Nadu state Assembly Constituency
And it is part of Tenkasi Indian Parliamentary Constituency
From Thenkasi 15 km,
Kerala state Border(Aryankavu) 25 km,
Madurai 130 km,
Chennai 600 km.
Nearest International Airport Thiruvananthapuram-TRV is accessible by 3 Hrs ride
Chennai (Madras MAA ) is accessible by overnight ride by train or bus
Kadayanallur was one of many traditional Muslim weaving villages in Tirulnelveli, a district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Practically every household in Kadayanallur once worked a handloom, and the occupation was passed down from generation to generation. But in the 19th century, the weaving industry in South India was twice transformed because of the industrial revolution in Britain. In the early 19th century, India’s hand-spinning industry was destroyed by the import of machine-spun yarn from Britain and the establishment of local spinning mills. With a plentiful supply of cheap yarn, however, the handloom sector flourished until about 1860, when the East India Company imposed a handloom tax to suppress competition to the British textile industry. Many of the traditional weavers (nesavali) found themselves without income and were forced to migrate to places like Penang, Singapore. By one estimate, there are about 20,000 Kadayanallur Muslims in Penang itself today. Today, Kadayanallur itself is transformed into a township. A few households do still work in handloom, but most households depend on income from jobs in the Middle East. Citation of source : http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/kadayanallur_muslims/kadayanallur_history.html%3F20051&date=2009-10-26+01:08:51 Mappilas of Tirunelveli District : Mappilla Muslims from the coastal state of Kerala – which borders Tamil Nadu – were forced by Portuguese brutal attacks on their villages in the 16th century to flee into the rural interior. There they began migrating to the villages near Tirulnelveli Tamil Nadu. Many of the present-day Tirulnelveli Muslims claim to be descended from the Kerala mapillais (“grooms”), follow Malabari religious teachers and social culture. In Present day Kadayanallur, majority of the polulation are Tamil Speaking Muslims. Refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Muslim Hence there are lots of Mosques ( Masjid in Arabic ; Pallivasal in Tamil ) are in the kadayanallur. Ooruni Masjid and Pudupalli Masjid are the oldest where as the Pettai Jumma Masjid (Pettai Pallivasal ) is the Biggest one with a self proclaimed Highest Minara of the South at around 80 Meter's.
Mosques - Total 34
1-Darul Ulum Bilal Masjid - Erasaliya Puram St
2-Puthu palli - New street
3-Oorani women's mosque
4-Pettai jumma masjid
5-Rahmanipuram mosque -1st street-main road
6-Mohideen (Pakir lebbai) palli-1st street main road