Kadayam is a village in the district of Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is known for its association with the Tamil revolutionary poet Subramania Bharati.Kadayam is came from "KADAYAN PATTI" Kadayan patti ------ Kadayampatti --- Kadayam Hundreds of years ago this place was known as "KADAYAN PATTI". Kadayan is the caste name of group people was living in this area. The other community peoples are migrated later. But nowadays there are other stories are spreads about the name KADAYAM. Another legend say that the people were originally living around the kalyani amman temple and the goddess could not tolerate the noise created by the inhabitants surrounding her. She pulled out a kadagam (Bracelet in ancient Tamil) threw it to a distance and asked the inhabitants to go and reside round the spot where the bracelet fell. Thus this place was known as Kadagam, which later came to be known as Kadayam.