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Thuraiyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°10′7″N 78°37′16″E / 11.16861°N 78.62111°E / 11.16861; 78.62111Coordinates: 11°10′7″N 78°37′16″E / 11.16861°N 78.62111°E / 11.16861; 78.62111
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruchirappalli
 • Type Urban
 • Body Municipality
Area rank A grade
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 32,439
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 621010
Telephone code 04327(XXXXXX)
Vehicle registration TN-48

Thuraiyur is a town and a municipality in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was upgraded to a III Grade Municipality from Town Panchayat on 17 January 1970, and to a II Grade Municipality in May 1998. It was upgraded to Selection Grade Municipality in the year 2008. It is also a taluka. Thuraiyur is a main town of Tiruchirapplli district. Thuraiyur town is expected to become Thuraiyur district with a new railway track.[2]


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
No religion

According to 2011 census, Thuraiyur had a population of 32,439 with a sex-ratio of 1,032 females for every 1,000 males which is far above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 2,936 were under the age of six, constituting 1,493 males and 1,443 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 18.18% and .59% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 78.96%, as compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The town had a total of 8674 households. There were a total of 11,935 workers, comprising 230 cultivators, 1,188 agricultural labourers, 303 in house hold industries, 9,880 other workers, 334 marginal workers, 9 marginal cultivators, 80 marginal agricultural labourers, 18 marginal workers in household industries and 227 other marginal workers.[4] As per the religious census of 2011, Thuraiyur (M) had 95.36% Hindus, 3.27% Muslims, 1.3% Christians, 0.05% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[5]


Most people in Thuraiyur are employed in the agriculture sector. Paddy and corn are the predominant crops grown in the area. Currently, the economy of this town is based on agricultural products and jewelry. Thuraiyur's economy has witnessed a significant change brought about by handloom manufacturers. With the advancement of powerlooms, traditional handlooms have begun to lose their significance. However, handloom is one of the main occupations among the people of Thuraiyur.

Thuraiyur is one of the very few towns in Tamil Nadu to have a high grade water management system. During the Monsoon, rain water from the nearby hills fill the lakes used to irrigate the surrounding agricultural lands. When the lake reaches its maximum level, safety valves are opened to drain the excess water into the neighbouring temple tank through an underground canal. Another underground canal also runs through the heart of town from Periya Eri to Chinna Eri, to irrigate the fields located south of Thuraiyur.

There are many stores, showrooms & small vendors available inside and near Thuraiyur.


Thuraiyur is well connected by road to cities like Trichy, Namakkal, Musiri, Perambalur, Coimbatore, Ooty, Chennai, Bangalore, Karur, Attur and Salem & Madurai. In addition to the main bus routes, mini buses play an important role in connecting village within the hinterland. The nearest railway station is located in Trichy and Ariyalur. The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli International Airport which offers international and domestic flights and Madurai International Airport. It has a separate RTO Unit Office Numbered as TN-48-Z-****. It has an TNSTC depot under Thiruchirappali Division.


Sri Vazhavaikkum Vandithurai Karuppasamy Temple, Muthaiyampalayam, is a popular temple located 3 km from Thuraiyur town on Trichy road. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and amavaasa of the month, one can witness pooja and vakku (kury solludhal). The Most Popular festivals of this temple are Pidikasu Tiruvizha, which happens on chithira pournami during the chithirai Tamil month and Aadi 28 Kida virundhu Annadhanam on the 28th of every Aadi Tamil month. Public and private transport facilities are available to temple from Thuraiyur Bus stand. Nandhikeshuvarar aalayam (a Shiva temple) and a Vishnu temple which were built many centuries ago are other prominent temples in the town. Sri Agathiar Sanmaarga Sangam was initiated by Mahan Arangamahadesiga Swamigal, for the benefit of all mankind.

Kottathur Lord Shiva Temple is more than 1000 years old and was recently renovated. This temple has Sannithis for Lord Pasupatheeswarar, Goddess Parvathi Amman, Nalvar, Vinayagar, Murugar (with Valli and Deivanai), Gaja Lakshmi, Bairavar, Kodimara Pillaiyar, Sooriyan, Santhiran, Thurgai amman, Sandikeshwarar, Dakshinamoorthy, Kasi Viswanathar - Vishalakshi, Swami Ayyappan and Nandheeswarar. You will also find Makila, Vembu and Vilva trees inside the temple premises. The atmosphere is very peaceful and ideal for devotees who want to chant and meditate. I am sure any one visiting this temple will keep visiting repeatedly. Bus facility are available from Thuraiyur every 30 minutes and from Thiruchirappali every hour.

தல சிறப்பு : சோழர் காலத்து சிற்றசரால் கட்டப்பட்ட கோவில். தாயாரையும், சிவபெருமானையும் ஒரே இடத்தில் நின்று தரிசிக்க முடியும்.

பிற சந்நிதிகள் விபரம் :

நந்தீஸ்வரர் செல்வ விநாயகர் காசி விஸ்வநாதர் , விசாலாட்சி சுவாமி அய்யப்பன் சுப்ரமணியர் , வள்ளி, தெய்வானை, தக்ஷிணாமூர்த்தி துர்க்கை சண்டிகேஸ்வரர் கொடிமர விநாயகர் பைரவர் நால்வர் நவ கிரகங்கள் சூரியன் சந்திரன்


SPG elementary school was established around 1892. After Independence, Zamindhar HS School was another educational institute which was established. Kamaraj, the famous Tamil politician of the 1960s, during his initiative to educate the underprivileged and downtrodden Tamil people, funded Thuraiyur Zamindars to this school. At the same time Nehru Higher secondary School was established by ex. Chief Minister Kamaraj in Puthanampatti village introduced by founder Mookkappillai and Primary education Shri Shanmuganathan Aided school in Puthanampatti also. Kalager Karunanithi Government Girls High school was initiated then its name has been changed after 2000 as Government Girls Hr Sec School. Govt Municipality middle school has been established. Sengunthar Hr. Sec. School is another named educational institute in thuraiyur. Government Hr Sec school and elementary school covers whole area of Thuraiyur and lively keeping the town as educational center. A Unit Of Sowdambikaa Group Of Schools was established in 1985. Chairman: Dr.S.Ramamoorthy. SRM PUBLIC. SCHOOL,(cbse). There are few more schools available to fill the gaps of others. Jayaram Engineering College and Nehru Memorial College (Government Aided College) started in the year of 1967, Nehru College of Education in Puthanampatti and Nehru Catering College in Puthanampatti are located 7 km and 16 km from Thuraiyur respectively. Apart from the above colleges, Imayam and Sudharsana Colleges are located within 5 km distance. Jayaram Polytechnic College is also located 8 km away from Thuraiyur. Imayam Institute of Agriculture and Technology (IIAT) is an agricultural institute started in 2013.OAS Institute of Technology and Institute of Management is located 10 km away from Thuraiyur, which was started in the year 2010.

Nearby places


A scenic spot on the foothills of Kolli Hills located 30 km from Thuraiyur. Puliyancholai is well known for greenish trees and tamarind groves.This forest region is cool and green with added attraction of the stream. The stream is the natural bathing area for the tourists throughout the year. There is a water falls in the higher hills which is called Akaya Gangai, Besides, the water here has medicinal value .The 18th day of the Tamil month 'Adi' is the time for worshiping the river here and more people visit Puliyancholai that day . Accommodation of two resorts and one Dormitory Building are available here. Puliyancholai to Agaya Gangai Falls (Hill top) is five hours hard Trek.One can have fantastic views of Million years old curved rocks, Dolmens, Pithukkuli Cave, different shaped big stones, forest produces on the way and at the Top plain - Honey, Guava, Orange, Mustard, Fenugreek, Garlic, Paddy, Maze, Millets, Jack fruits (more than 12 varieties) etc.

Other than Puliyancholai, is also located near to Thuraiyur. Frequent Transportation Services are available to the hills from Thuraiyur.

Perumal Malai Temple

Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Temple

Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Temple, Thuraiyur|Prasanna Venkatachalapathi temple]], situated in the Thuraiyur-Perambalur road, is the most prominent temple in the town. The temple is located at the top of Perumalmalai, which lies 960 ft (290 m) above ground level in Pachamalai hills, 3 km from Thuraiyur in Tiruchirappalli district. The site is accessible via a mountain road. The temple is believed to have been constructed by the grandson of Karikala Chozhan. The kings were later named as Karuppannar and Veeraswamy and they are worshiped at the temple. Thousands of devotees take part in the Girivalam (circumambulation around a mountain or hill) procession around the Perumalmalai hillock on all full-moon days. In the Tamil month, "Puratassi" Saturday is very popular where lot of devotees from different places come to worship. The buildings are up to 1800 years old and one of the living examples for Chola temple construction. The temple contains the "Sabthasvara thoongal", the seven musical pillars that produce musical sounds when banged.and it is also called south tripathi because where this temple located in mountain is also contain seven hills same like Thirumazha Tripathy.

Major villages in Thuraiyur Taluk

Sengattupati, Vengadathanur, Keerambur, Maruvathur, Narsingapuram, Kannanurpalayam, Palayam, Karattampatti, Kalipati, Eragudi, Adivaram, Kizhakkuvadi, Nagalapuram, Murugur, karuppampatti, kottaiyur,Sangampatti,Kottathur


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  2. ^ Tiruchirappalli District – Thuraiyur Taluk Archived 23 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thuraiyur". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

External links

  • Thuraiyur municipality website
  • Thuraiyur news(Unofficial)
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