(நாலுமாவடி) is a settlement on the southern edge of the Indian peninsula at about 9ºN latitude and 78ºE longitude, in Thoothukudi District
. The population of this village is less than 5000 comprising about 200 families.
In this village mango groves were aplenty. in the midst of four big Mangifera indica
trees, and it was called Nálumávàdi: in the local language, Tamil
, it means ‘under the shadow of four mango
Though Hindu people are the majority, this village has exclusive streets for Christians and Muslims inside the village. There are many Hindu temples, a couple of churches and a mosque, servicing the needs of any religion.All people are friendly and have been living in harmony for many years, forgetting their religious differences. The Hindu temple for the god "Pathakarai Swamy" is located at one end of the village where weekly poojas are conducted on Tuesdays, and a major festival is carried out in the month of September. The "Jesus Redeems", a well known church, caters to people from all over the world. The last Saturdays of a week are special here with various speakers talking about Christianity. The Ramadhan is celebrated equally well in the Muslim street, where Hindu/Christian friends are usually invited for a big feast on the fast breaking day. Another Hindu temple for god "Uchhinimakaali Amman" is located at North street of the village where weekly poojas are conducted on Tuesdays, and... Read More