Kumudam 10 Oct 2007 cover.jpg
Asin and Suriya on 10 October 2007 cover of Kumudam
Total circulation
FounderS.A.P Annamalai
P.V. Parthasarathy
Year founded1947; 75 years ago (1947)
CompanyKumudam Group
Based inChennai

Kumudam is a Tamil weekly magazine published in Chennai, India. It was founded in 1948 by S.A.P. Annamalai, and his close friend and confidante P.V. Parthasarathy.[1] Now the magazine is published under the Kumudam Group, which also publishes other Tamil magazines including Kumudam Reporter, Kumudam Snehidi, Kumudam Bhakti, Kumudam Jothidam, Kumudam Theeranadhi. The Kumudam Group started a Telugu spiritual magazine called Kumudam Bhakthi Special.

It had a circulation of 620,000 copies in 1986.[2] The web site kumudam.com attracted over 66,000 visitors in 2008 according to a Compete.com survey.[3]


In September 2015, Kumudam came under criticism when an article published in Kumudam Reporter had criticised women wearing leggings. The women's pictures used in the article were reportedly printed without consent.[4] The article received considerable social media attention, resulting in a petition on Change.org, which received over 17,500 signatures.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Latha Srinivasan (24 September 2015). "Now, a petition filed against Tamil magazine Kumudam Reporter for its 'obscene story' on leggings". Chennai. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ Hutchinson Encyclopedia 8th edition, 1988, p.745
  3. ^ Site Analytics
  4. ^ "Plea against mag's take on leggings gathers momentum". The Times of India. 25 September 2015.