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Elangakurichy Wikipedia

ELANGAKURICHY (இளங்ககுறிச்சி) is a traditional village in TRICHY DT, INDIAN STATE of Tamil Nadu and it is located near vaiyampatty, manapparai & tovarankurichchi. Situated at a distance of 57 kilometres south-west of trichy and 53 kilometres north-east of Dindigul on the national highway NH 45, it is located almost at the geographic centre of the state.
Table of Contents
1 Etymology
2 History
2.1 Between 17th and 18th century
2.2 19th century period
2.3 20th and 21st century period
3 Geography and Climate of village
3.1 Geography
3.2 Climate
4 Demographics
5 Culture
6 Cuisine
7 Source of income
7.1 Agricultural farming
7.2 Shopkeepers
7.3 Overseas employed
7.4 Others
8 Education
9 Transport
10 Photo gallery
11 References
12 External links


Elangakurichy is believed to have been named by pure tamil word ( elangakurichy = ilanga + Kurinji) which means graceful or beauty of mountainous area. First word ilanga means Characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution. Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth. And second word Kurinji[1]means Mountainous Region.

Anna Valavu

Geography and Climate of village


Elangakurichy is located at Coordinates: 10°29’41″N , 78°20’4″E [2] . It has an average elevation of 179 metres (564 feet). Elangakurichy covers 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) and its located near puthur hills as southern border, northern side of village is Azad road, eastern side is kavalkarapatti and western side by vaiyampatti. Elangakurichy is a parent village of iyan-rettiapatti and puthur. In contrast with Elangakurichy’s urban+rural atmosphere, the vast majority of the village is dominated by farmsforestspond and mountains.


The climate of Elangakurichy is tropical in nature with little variation in summer and winter temperatures. While April–June is the hottest summer period with the temperature rising up to the 38°C mark, November–February is the coolest winter period with temperature hovering around 18°C, making the climate quite pleasant. Surprisingly, Elangakurichy gets all its rains from the North-east Monsoons between October and December.


According to the Census of India, 2001, Elangakurichy had a population of 3660. Males constitute 50.9% of the population and females 49.1%.

As per voter list of tamil nadu state government, 2011, over 3660 villagers (76.85%) were muslims and remaining 23.5% are Hindus.

Elangakurichy had an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 64%; male literacy was 62%, and female literacy was 45%. The village human sex ratio is 981 (before – 932) females per 1,000 males. Before 1999 elangakurichy population was more than 4000, population diminished because lack of business source in village and they settled in near by city Dindigul and manapparai.


Two Boys standing in Traditional Dress

Elangakurichy has multi-generational patriarchal joint families, although nuclear families are becoming common in 21st century. An overwhelming of villagers have their marriages arranged by their parents and other respected familymembers, with the consent of the bride and groom. Marriage is thought to be for life, and the divorce rate is extremely very low. Child marriage is not followed in Elangakurichy.

Popular styles of dress include draped garments such as sari, thavani for women and vestilungi for men; in addition, stitched clothes such as chudidar for women and European-style trousers and shirts for men, are also popular.


The staple foods in the village are rice and rice product. Early morning after getting from sleep, they will drink dairy product like fresh milk (or) tea. They will take breakfast like, IdlyDosaiappamuthappamIdiyappampaniyarampuri etc. For Lunch normally rice with any anam and poriyal( boiled vegetable with chilly powder) will be there. Anam means masal or mixture of eatable product with water. Different type of anam are kari anam (chicken or mutton masal),mean anam (fish masal), vendaika anam, pavaka anam, kaikari anam (veg masal), maamdi anam (mutton masal with extra pepper), manja thanni (mutton with turmeric), pulisaru, sambarrasam, Vatha Kulambu etc.. For Dinner normally villagers cook extra food in lunch, if any shortage in eating they will cook dosai instant food.

Source of income

Sinter contract in elangakurichy(1980)

Elangakurichy is not only a traditional village, basiclly the agricultural village. Initially elangakurichy peoples are engaged in agriculture but later 1910s some of them sifted to tobacco business. But government of india at indira gandhi period slightly changed the rule of tobacco business. A lot of peoples who engaged in tobacco business are low middle class peoples, they cannot get license and they cannot give tax etc…. So, their work was stopped by Government. Next a lot of peoples who done tobacco, agriculture and other business guys emerged( majority of villagers) in sinter contract. They shined in this business, a lot of poors become rich and rich became more rich. End of 20th century(year at 1992) coal energy automation machine (train) was stopped due to production in advanced automation machine run by diesel energy. Many peoples who done only one business (sinter contract) are affected heavily in economical level. But who done another businesses they are not affected. At present economical source are ………..

Agricultural farming

The village is covered by agricultural fields in all directions, it produce coconut,groundnut, mango, paddy, tomato and all other vegetables. A lot of farms are running in well irrigation as well as natural source like rain water irrigation. Rain water irrigation is done for groundnut fields. Basically village is surrounded by agriculture fields, So many peoples are depending (earnings) on it.


A lot of shops in near by cities and towns like manapparai, vaiyampatti, dindigul etc. are run by villagers.

Many of the Elangakuruchy peoples doing individual business like Pharmacy / grocerry shops / Hardwares and paint shops / garment manufacturing / foot wear / real estates.

Overseas employed

A lot of village youths are working in various countries in the world. I guess nearly 60 – 70 members of village are in overseas. The countries like united arab emiratesSaudi Arabiaomanqatarbahrainkuwaitmalaysiasingaporesouth africa, etc.


A many educated persons are working in chennai and other parts of country. A little amount of peoples in government jobs and lot of less educated more talented persons are working as government contractor for internal ministry works.


  • Govt high school, Elangakurichy
  • Govt primary school for boys, Elangakurichy
  • Govt primary school for girls, Elangakurichy
  • vinmathi English medium school, Elangakurichy
  • islamic education center, Elangakurichy
  • another two English medium schools


The village is well connected to other parts of Trichy (dt) and tamil nadu through the National Highways 45 and by the railway network. The National Highway 45 passes through the 2 km away from village. This NH-45 connects trichy and Dindigul. Transport is provided by State owned Tamil nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) and private transport bus directly connects pudukkottai. Recently state capital Chennai is connected to Elangakurichy by Tamil nadu State Transport Corporation.

KARUR 68 Km TRICHY 57 km
DINDIGUL 53 km Thuvarankurichy 21 Km
Near towns Away from
Dindigul 53 km
Karur 68 km
Trichy 57 km
Manapparai 17 km
Madurai 74 km

Photo gallery

Anna valavu (entrance for village)


External links

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