Sirkazhi

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Sirkazhi

சீர்காழி
Town
A lozenge-shaped tower tapering towards the top. It is covered in carvings including human figures and has an ornamental roof.
A view of temple tower of Sattainathar Temple located in the centre of the town
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
RegionChola Nadu
DistrictNagapattinam
Government
 • Municipal ChairmanJ. Eraiezhil
Area
 • Total13.21 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total34,927
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
609110
Telephone code(91) 4364
Vehicle registrationTN-82-Z
Nearest cityMayiladuthurai,Chidambaram

Sirkazhi is a town in the Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu, India. The town covers an area of 13.21sq.km. The population according to 2011 census is 34,927. This town is the part of Cauvery delta region.

Sirkazhi is the motherland of the shaiva saint Thirugnanasambandhar, world renowned actor Sivaji Ganesan and many famous people.

The literacy rate of Sirkazhi population is 81.5%.87% of the population is Hindus, 9.5% are Muslim, 2.1% are Christians and 1% are others.

Famous temples here are the Bhrammapureeshwarar temple, also known as Sattainathar Temple, and Kazheesirama Vinnagaram temple.