Mailam Tourism

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Mayilam (Tamil: மயிலம்) or Mailam is a village near Tindivanam and it is famous for the Mayilam Murugan Temple. Mayilam is located fifteen kilometres from Tindivanam and thirty from Pondicherry. The temple, situated on a small hill, is connected with a village on the Coromandel coast, Bomayapalaiyam, very near Pondicherry, where a Vera Saiva mutt is found. According to the name, bomma or bomme, derived from brāhmana. This was a village donated to Brahmans, as is confirmed by the sthala purā which Bomayapalaiyam is also named Brahmapuram. The legend of this kshetra begins with the end of Surapadma’s atrocious rule and his tearful appeal to Lord to accept him as his mount. According to sthalapurana, Surapadma, though fought against Muruga with all his might combining the tactile of asuramayopaya, was routed in the end. When he was about be slain, he appealed to the Lord to accept him as his vehicle, and he would serve him with fidelity. Moved by the tearful appeals, the Lord ordered him to do meditation with great steadfastness taking the shape of peacock (Mayil in Tamil) on the bank of Varaha near Mayilamalai. Nodding, he continued his appeal to the Lord to dwell for ever on the same hill. It was granted. Thus came into existence this Mayilamalai and the place called Mayilam, for short. The temple atop the hill was built by Pommayapuram, Mathadhipathi on a scale grand and maintenance commendable. The Mutt established at the foot of the hill is attending to the temple administration in an exemplary manner providing conveniences to the visiting public.


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Facts and Stats for Mailam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mailam

    Know the pollution level of Mailam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.92 (Moderate)
  • Mailam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mailam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mailam.

    • Burglary and Theft 55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 60 (High)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
  • Living in Mailam - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 64.21 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.16 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.28 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 69.56 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mailam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mailam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 23.77 USD

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