Tam: திருநெல்வேலி tirunelvēli

‘Paddy Field’  [Tinnevelly, Nellai]  City/District  Tamil Nadu

From Tam:  tiru, ‘prosperous’, ‘eminent’, ‘auspicious’; and  nel , ‘paddy’; Tam: vēli,  ‘field’, ‘enclosure’, ‘land’.

Tirunelveli has a history dating back at least two thousand years, possibly to the Pandyan era when it was a subordinate city to Madurai.

The modern District hosts a large number of wind power stations, a ₹25bn titanium dioxide plant manufacturing for the paint and varnish industries and a pink railway station.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Tamil Nadu place names.


Tirunelveli Junction           Theni.M.Subramani