Nanguneri

Nanguneri

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Nanguneri () is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Nanguneri is a Taluk Headquarters in the District of Tirunelveli situate at a distance of from the headquarters of theDistrict. The place gained importance for the location of a famous Vaishnavite temple commonly known as Totadri Mutt. The Jeer (Spiritual Head) at Vanamamalai at Nanguneri commands wide reputation over Thenkalai Vaishnavites. He exercises unfettered powers over the subordinate monasteries numbering over 200 scattered all over India.

Geography

Nanguneri is located at . It has an average elevation of 141&nbsp;metres (462&nbsp;feet).

Demographics

India census, Nanguneri had a population of 6764. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Nanguneri has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 70%. In Nanguneri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Community and culture

One of the most practiced food culture here is termed as the Nadar cuisine.The dish includes beef, mutton, prawns and potato which gives one a fine taste of tradition and the aspirations of an enterprising community. More often taken with an initial sip of pathanir & Sweets made of Palm Jaggery it tells about the past of the Nadar community link to the palm tree sap going back to their...
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