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Athimarapatti is a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
As of 2001 India census, Athimarapatti had a population of 17,527. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Athimarapatti has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 53% of the males and 47% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Janatha Thal President and Social Worker Mr.N.V.Rajendran said "The Black soil is most suitable for all kind of cultivation. Also this village is famous for its Banana Plantation". Also he expressed that canal irrigation is the main source for this village.
This village is 9 km from Tuticorin city. A narrow road between Spic Nagar and Muthaiyapuram takes you to this beautiful village. Either side of the road you can find beautiful greenery. There are temple in the heart of the village, Santhanamari Amman temple, Sree pathrakali Amman Temple, Sree Durgai Amman temple was located at middle of the village., Sree Veera madasaamy temple and muniasamy temple and karuppasamy temple'. The temple are located in middle of the village. People in this village celebrate the function (Kovil kodai) in the temple. In the month of August (aavani) and April (chithirai). The streets of this village will be decorated with colourful lights and temporary shops during the festival. "As far as Athimarapatti is concerned, banana plantation is the main occupation." says Mr.Vetrivel Shanmugavel, head of farmer's association, Athimarapatti.
This village has a history, that trace backs to generations. There was a placed called Pallaya Veetadi in this village where people lived when this village was founded. They had a leader who commanded the group and they worked according to his orders. This leader had a horse and the horse died seven days after the leader died. The graveyard of that horse can be still found but in a damaged condition. The leader's heir ruled the village for 100 years under the name of Mirasudhar. The last known Mirasudhar was Mr. Ramasamy, who is known to be the richest landlord of the village who had more lands than anyone in that area. He was followed by Mr. Jeya Veera Pandian, his son, who was made the President of that village. But both of them are late, the village is still looking for a leader to inherit the throne that remains lost forever and there is a prophecy that the last grandson of Mr. Ramasamy will raise to power and soon the village will come under the rule of the good man.