Sirkali Municipality was constituted as Municipality from 1.10.1972 as per G.O. M.S. no.2086. R.D & L.A dated 29.9.1972 and subsequently upgraded as SECOND grade Municipality as per G.O.M.S.no 1191 R.D & L.A dt 2.8.1980. Now Sirkali Municipality is a Second Grade Municipality in Nagapattinam District Now in Mayiladuthurai District . The population of the town as 2011 census is 34880. The area of the town is 13.21 sq.km.
Sirkali is an ancient and famous pilgrim centre. Sirkali is the Birth Place of Thiruganasambanda moorthi nayanar. Sri sattanathar temple is located at the middle of the town and also so many temples of Vaishnava & Saiva are located in and around this town and attract most of pilgrims and now it is improving as a famous pilgrim centre.The “ Nava graga”(Planets) temples are located in and around this town.
The Southern Railway crosses across the town and lines Madras and Rameshwaram. Three Express Trains , Fast passenger trains and Passenger trains are crossing in this town and linking Kumbakonam , Rameshwaram , Tirupathy , Madras and other historical and ancient pilgrim centres.
By Roadways Sirkali lies in between Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai. They are 20 kms away from this Muncipality. The improvement made of the municipality is only Agriculture. Hence Sirkali is the developing town in Nagapattinam district when compared to other two Municipalities.
About Municipality :
Sirkali Municipality was setup as a municipality in 1972 and it was upgraded as a Second grade municipality in Mayiladuthurai district of Tamilnadu .Sirkali is a part of Cauveri delta region and agriculture is the main occupation of the people.
Location : It is located 13 kms from the coast of Bay of Bengal and 250 km from the state of capital Chennai. It is connected with near by Tiruvarur district and Nagapattinam district. It has a good public transport and Railways. Roads are the main means of transportation . Town has 51.47 kms of District roads including a National Highway.
The latitude of Sirkali, Tamil Nadu, India is 11.239088, and the longitude is 79.736122. Sirkali, Tamil Nadu, India is located at India country in the Towns place category with the gps coordinates of 11° 14′ 20.7168” N and 79° 44′ 10.0392” E.
Sirkali is a Gateway of Nava Graha ( Nine planets) Temples.
The Bhramha pureeshwarar temple , also called Sattainathar swamy Temple , is an ancient ancient temple complex dedicated to Shiva , and has three Shiva shrines.
There is a separate shrine for sambandar celebrating the miracle of parvathi sucking the child sambandhar when he was crying for milk.
Shiva is worshipped in three different forms : The Shivalingam (Bhramhapureeshwarar) , Uma Maheswarar (Toniappar) at the middle level and Pairavar (Sattanathar) at the upper level.
Every year in the Tamil month of Chithirai “THIRUMULAIPAAL URSAVAM” , 10 days festival celebrated.
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram or Tadalan Kovil or Tiruvikrama Perumal Temple is a temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Sirkali.
Sri Oosai Nayaki amman Udayaurai Thalapurishwarar temple located in Thirukolakka Sirkali
Sri Nageeswara mudaiyar temple (Adhi Raghu ) located in Bazzar side of Sirkali.
Cultural Heritage :
Tamil isai moovar namely , Arunachala Kavirayar (1711-1778) , Muthu thandava rayar (1525-1600) and Marimutha Pillai (1712-1787) originated from Sirkali .
Padma shri Sirkali Govindarajan , a leading vocalist in Karnatic Music and a Play back singer for Tamil Cinema and Devotional songs was also born in Sirkali.
Freedom Fighter :
Neela kanda sastri freedom fighter birth place in Sirkali.
World familiar Person :
Father of the library S.R.Renganathan birth place in Sirkali.
Tourist spot in and around Sirkali :
Navagraha temples , Vaitheeswarankoil , Poombukar , Nangoor (Vainava divya Desangal ) , Annanperumalkoil , Thirunagari , Thirukkadaiyur , Tharangampadi , Chidambaram , Pitchavaram
Town profile :
|Name of the Municipality||Sirkali|
|Assembley Code||160- Sirkali|
|Parliament Constituency code||29- Mayiladuthurai|
|Office Address||Kamarajar Street|
|Office Phone no||04364-270566|
|Literacy level||75 %|
|Area in Sq Km||13.21|
|No of Wards||24|
|No streets in ULB||230|
|Length of street||53.098|
|B T road||39.183|
|Length of water mains in KM||48.688|
|Length of Open drains in KM||13.360|
|Length of Sewerage (UGD)||NIL|
|No of public fountains||66|
|No of Water Supply connections||1703|
|No of Property tax assessed houses||9341|
|No of Profession tax assessed||971|
|No of OHT||1 ( 12 .00 Lakhs litres)|
|No of Mini OHT||5 (0.30 Lakh litres)|
|Water supply Daily LPCD||74|
|No of Schools||23|
|No of Municipal School||9|
|No of Parks||3|