Veppathur

Veppathur

Veppathur is a panchayat town in Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Veppathur was originally known as Nimmapuram (meaning Neem Village in Sanskrit). It is located approximately a single kilometer from Thiruvidaimaruthur and about six kilometers from Kumbakonam.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Veppathur had a population of 7414. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Veppathur has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 57%. In Veppathur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of Interest

Veppathur has six temples:

1. Lord Venkatachalapathi Temple

2. Veetrirundha Perumal Temple

3. Kamakshi Ambal Sametha Sri Ekambareswarar Temple

4. Sri Meenakshi Ambal Sametha Sri Sundareswarar Temple

5. Mariamman Temple- is more than 100 years old. It was renovated and re-dedicated (Kumbabishekam) on June 24 2005.[Kalmettu mariamman]

6. Ayyanar Temple poorana-pushkalam sameda Ayyanar temple]

7.Pidari amman[saptha maatha]temple,near mariamman temple.

References

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