Welcome to Palamadai!
Palamadai is a village in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, South India, with a hoary tradition dating back to approximately 1520 A.D.
Legend has it that the village was a gift to the eminent Statesman-Poet-Saint, Nilakanta Dikshitar, from the Nayak Kings of Madurai.
Descendants of Nilakanta Dikshitar, who maintain a family tree that traces the lineage of present day descendants all the way back to the great man, own most of the houses in the Agraharam, or traditionally Brahmin part of the village.
At the heart of the Agraharam is a temple dedicated to Mangalanayaki, whose photograph is on the left. Mangalanayaki is an avatar of Parvati, and is the family deity of most families that hail from the village.
People from Palamadai have a rich tradition of achievement in intellectual, spiritual and public-service fields. View biographies of some eminent people from Palamadai here.
Sringeri Sankaracharya visited Palamadai in May 2012 - read the report here.