Palavanatham is a village in Aruppukottai Taluk, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India . Palavanatham is 11.6 km distance from its main town Aruppukottai. Palavanatham is 8.8 km distance from its District Main City Virudhunagar. And 460 km distance from its State Main City Chennai.
Pandithurai Thevar, The founder of Fourth Tamil Sangam was born in this village. Pandithurai Thevar (1867-1911 AD) was a great and versatile scholar and poet belonging to the royal house of the Sethupathis of Ramanathapuram. He was the Zamindar of Palavanatham. He was also a patron of arts, literary works, scholasticism, and poetry. He was invited to many places to give talks.
Nearby villages are Valukkalotti (1.2 km), Varalotti (5 km), Nagampatti (3 km), Villipathiri (3.4 km), Mettukundu (3.4 km), Soolakkarai (4.8 km). Nearby towns are Virudhunagar (8.8 km), Aruppukottai (11.6 km), Kariapatti (17 km), Tiruchuli (20.3 km).