Kurinjipadi (also spelt as Kurinjippadi) is a taluk in Cuddalore district in the India, state of Tamil Nadu.
Kurinjipadi is located at 11.57 °N 79.60 °E. It has an average elevation of 21 m (69 ft).
Demography and politics
As of 2001 India census, Kurinjipadi had a population of 23,159. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kurinjipadi has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 58%. In Kurinjipadi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kurinjipadi assembly constituency is part of Cuddalore (Lok Sabha constituency).
Kurinjipadi one of the 13 handloom clusters in India famous for hand loom products since 18th Century. The hand loom lungies are exported to Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, Gulf countries and other East Asian nations. It is strategically located close to Chidambaram, Cuddalore, Panruti,Neyveli and Virudachalam. The dairy products and crops from this region are of good quality. The major crops are Paddy, Sugarcane and Groundnut. Saravana Global Energy Ltd is major employment source. Agriculture and Handloom are major source of income. It is still not satisfied in industrial opportunities. A special economic Zone is necessary for development in economical means. it is also a newly divided taluk.
Places of interest
Kurinjipadi has famous temples for Shri Subraya Swamigal, Putthu Mariyamman, Eswaran, Perumal, and many Vinayaga temples such as Anandha vinayagar and Kurinji vinayagar.The Subraya shrine has its own significance for the antique idols made from 18th Century to 20th Century and there is a Samadhi of Saint Shri. Subraya inside the sanctum which is worshiped by thousands of devotees every week. Shri.The ruins of Venugopalaswami temple at Vengadampet which is almost 500 years old an exemplary red brick architecture built by Rani Vengattammal. Pondicherry Chief Dubash Anandharangapillai diary have reference about this temple and its connection with the Anglo-French war. Perumal Lake is an eco-lake located in 10 km, the second largest fresh water lake in Tamil Nadu next to Veeranam lake, It is also a bird sanctuary. Birds from all parts world arrives here for breeding. Pitchavaram,(30 km) the mangrove forest which is the second largest in Asia. A nature's paradise. A boat ride into Mangrove will be a perfect break out.Ramalinga Swamigal Satya Gnana Sabha in Vadalur is also another attraction. Neyveli Lignite Corporation located in 12 km a perfect place to learn about mining. An education tour to NLC will do good for research students.