Saturday, September 18, 2010

பத்தமடை pattamadai

PATHAMADAI OR PATTAMADAI (ptm)



Pathamadai or Pattamadai is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district.Kallur in the North, Melacheval in the East, Cheranmahadevi in the West, Kanganankulam in the South and in the state of tamilnadu., India.
Area Pincode -627453Area code (STD) -04634Time zone: IST +5:30
Parlimentary constituency --Tirunelveli


Assembly constituency---- Ambasamudram
DemographicsAs of 2001[update] India census Pathamadai had a population of 14,965.Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%.
Literacy rate:Pathamadai has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:Male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 66%. In Pathamadai, Muslim population is the Majority.


Birthplace of Swami Sivanada-Pathamadai is the birth place of Divine Life Society Founder Himaya Jothi. Sri. Swami Sivananda Saraswati. (Poorvasrama Name. Dr. P.V. Kuppuswamy).Swami Sivananda Saraswati (Sep 8, 1887 - Jul 14, 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a well known proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born in Pattamadai. He studied medicine and served in Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism. He lived most of the later part of his life near Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh.He is the founder of The Divine Life Society and author of over 200 books on yoga, vedanta and a variety of other subjects. He established Sivananda Ashram, the location of the headquarters of The Divine Life Society (DLS), on the bank of the Ganges at Shivanandanagar, at a distance of 3 kilometres from Rishikesh.As Swami Sivananda himself was a doctor, one of the most natural outcomes of his passion to serve was care for the sick and the poor.


Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable hospital


Swami Sivananda's original medical dispensary established in 1934 was upgraded to a general hospital in 1950, and later an eye hospital was established in 1953. Now it is a 30 bed charitable hospital running at full capacity. Up to 500 outpatients are given free consultation and medicine daily. Free surgery by visiting doctors is performed 6 days per week. Once a week, eye patients are treated while the house doctors visit a nearby village to treat villagers from various surrounding districts. Free eye camps are held from time to time where up to 200 patients will receive eye surgery. There is also a modern hospital in Patamadai named Swami Sivananda Centenary சரிடப்ளே hospital, the birthplace of Swami Sivananda built in honour of his centenary in 1987.Specialists in surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, gynecology skin care/leprosy treatment, and eye treatment.


Pathamadai –Workship place


There is a Periya Sivan Kovil near Kesavasamudram Panchayat and the Akkarai Perumaal Kovil, leave the prints of the old Agrahaaram from east to west..Church in anna nagar and the Mosque (Pallivasal) in governor road and the Kanduri is the famous festival of the mosque.


EducationColleges


Scad College of Engineering and Technology is located with less than 2 KM distance from Pattamadai.PSN College of Engineering & Technology. Melathediyoor is located 8 km distant.SchoolsRamasheshier Higher Secondary. School, PathamadaiChitra primary school, PathamadaiRamasheshier Hr. Sec. School, Pathamadai, on the banks of the Canadian canal, established century ago, is One of the Oldest well known School for its unique highest [ISO] standard of education in the whole Thirunelveli District, which produced many stalwarts in various walks of life across, scientists, bar-at-laws,auditors, doctors, management specialists, teaching and administration staff, IAS, IPS, IFS Services etc., to quote for its credentials.Sivanthi Matriculation higher secondary school, Cheranmahadevi is located 3 km distant.


World Famous Mats of பத்தமடை


These beautiful reed mats crafted out of korai grass with cotton or silk in the weft are made in பத்தமடை village in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.It is world famous for its Korai mats. Many weavers have received national awards from the President of India for their unparalleled skill in mat weaving. Pathamadai Pattu Paai has been sent to Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth during the British Regime as the Royal Gift from India to highlight the quality and workmen ship of world fame mats. The success of this mat weaving is the closely guarded trade secret among the Muslim Community of Pathamadai from ages.The traditional colours used are red, green and black and the weaves can reach up to the maximum 140 counts in the silk or pattu mat. The old pattern consisted mainly of stripes at the two ends or streaks through the body (Resemble the Jamakkaalam).Designs inputs by modern designers has led to the making of contemporary mats which are greatly in demand both in the international and national markets.Today, apart from the sophisticated Pattamdai pai, Pathamadai weavers also craft korai grass shopping bags, place mats, runners, office folders etc.

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