AAruppukottai is in Virudhunagar district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Sri Ramana Maharishi was born in Tiruchuli near Aruppukottai town. The name evolved from 'Arumbu Kottai' which means Fort of Jasmines. The small villages & towns surrounding Aruppukottai are famous for production of Jasmine flowers. Aruppukkottai - General Information
Aruppukottai is located at 9.52° N 78.1° E. It has an average elevation of 97 metres (318 feet).. Aruppukkottai - Geography
Aruppukottai acts mainly as an Educational and Commercial hub for the surrounding villages. It is noted for its cotton industries mainly spinning mills and limestone industries. Major employers are Spinning mills, Weaving sectors (Handloom & Powerloom), Rice Mills, and Government sector. Aruppukkottai - Economy
Aruppukkottai - Worship CentresTemples :-
Sokkanathar swami Temple
Shri Amuthalingeswarar Temple
Shri Muthumariamman Temple
Ayirangan Mariamman Temple
Ayyappan Temple (Sree Ramakrishna Ayyappa Baktha Sabai)
Ramalinga Sowdambika amman Temple
Main Mosque near New Bus stand
Aruppukottai acts as a hub connecting Madurai, Thoothukudi, Virudhunagar, and Ramanathapuram. Virudhunagar town, which is well connected by roads, is 16 km from Aruppukottai. Madurai, the second biggest city in Tamilnadu by population, is 48 km away. NH 45-B, an important freight-route, connecting Madurai and Thoothukkudi runs through Aruppukottai. Aruppukkottai - Transportation
Aruppukkottai - TransportationThai Pongal
Pongal festival is very famous in Aruppukottai. The month of "Margazhi" was eagerly awaited by young women, who would then showcase their skills by covering the entire width of the road with one big kolam! It was indeed a test of mastery, as one cannot repeat a pattern for 30 days.
On Bhogi night, young women will be drawing kolam by spending their entire night. Next day morning they will be roaming their closest streets to see kolams in all houses.
Every year Panguni Agni Thiruvizha town festival(Similar to famous Chithirai pongal in Maduari) is celebrated here. It features month long exhibition, people carrying Agni Chatti (fire pots).
Exhibition During the Panguni Thiruvizha, exhibition are conducted which act as a meeting ground for various relatives and friend to share their social aspects and participate and witness local tamilnadu"s good cultural programmes. The exhibition serve to bring better bond among the various social groups of Aruppukottai town.
Car festival is celebrated on month of june end or july first week. People go with family to temple and enjoy the festival.
Aruppukottai has two theppam (artificial pond to replenish ground water) in the center of the town. If these theppam are filled during the kaarthigai month (mid-November to mid-December), theppa thiruvizha will be celebrated here. This festival is celebrated during the Kaarthigai day in Kaarthigai month.