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Thiruparankundram - Social, Political and Population

An all new town created in 2011 in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu, is located on a hill structure with a pleasant view. This town is a part of the municipal corporation of Madurai. Local elections were also held in this town in 2011.

 This town is mainly known for its temple known as Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple. Also, this temple is one of the six abodes of Murugan. Thiruparankundram temple is also one of the most visited tourist spot of Madurai next to the Meenakshi Amman temple. This town is situated at a hilly structure and give a very decent view from the top of the hill. On the top of the hill is a Dargah, popularly known as the Thiruparankundram Dargah. Dargah is built very beautifully and people from all over world come here to visit the Thiruparankundram hills.

Thiruparankundram is a town in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu, India. The area is part of Madurai Municipal Corporation and the first local body election for the corporation was held on 18 October 2011. Tirupparankundram is known for the Thirupparamkunram Murugan temple, which is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Madurai, next only to the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The Tirupparankunram Dargah is located atop the Tirupparankunram Hill. As of 2011, the town had a population of 48,810. According to 2011 census, Thiruparankundram had a population of 48,810 with a sex-ratio of 999 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 4,736 were under the age of six, constituting 2,455 males and 2,281 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 7.44% and .66% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 79.55%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The town had a total of 12934 households. There were a total of 18,480 workers, comprising 109 cultivators, 386 main agricultural laborers, 516 in house hold industries, 15,926 other workers, 1,543 marginal workers, 47 marginal cultivators, 69 marginal agricultural labourers, 228 marginal workers in household industries and 1,199 other marginal workers.As per the religious census of 2011, Thiruparankundram had 91.79% Hindus, 3.62% Muslims, 4.46% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs, and 0.11% following other religions.

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