Problems and Prospects of Pilgrim Tourists in Srivilliputtur

  • P Srinivasan Ph.D. Research Scholar, RajapalayamRaju’s College, Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
  • V Venkatraman Principal, RajapalayamRaju’s College, Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
  • G Mallika Department of Commerce, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Art and Science, Krishnakovil, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Pilgrim Tourist, Temples, Churches, Problems, Prospects, Promoting Tourism


Srivilliputtur is a pilgrim centre, not only for Hindu religion people but also for the Christian religious people. Sri Andal temple complex with Sri Vadapathira Sayani Perumal is one of the 108 Diviyapradasam as per the vaishnavam. In addition to this ThiruvanamalaiPerumal Temple, Kaatalagar Sri Raja gopalan Temple, Madavaarkulam Lord Shiva Temple, Periya Mariyamman Temple, Very Old Catholic, St. Mary Churches are also famous for its own significances. Each holy temple or church has its own festivals to be celebrated on different days of each year. So the traffic of the pilgrim tourists is increasing every year, but the basic facilities, amenities are not increased as such the requirements demanded. Generally, the pilgrims are most admired about the holy place and its significance only and not the basic requirements. The inconveniences are not measured as problems but there are few prospects as it has to be progressed to find the right solution.This study is going to be focused on the opinion of pilgrim tourists for promoting tourism in Srivilliputtur. The respondents are selected on the basis of convenient sampling method.

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