Thuraiyur (Tamil: துறையூர்) is a town and a municipality in Tiruchirappalli district in the
Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Thuraiyur Municipality - It has upgraded as
III Grade Municipality from Town Panchayat on 17.01.1970. It was
upgraded to II Grade Municipality in May 1998.
Thuraiyur – Once upon a time, this place was ruled by the Zamindars
and the people called them as ‘Thuraimars’. Like wise the place
called as ‘Thurai oor’ and derived as ‘Thuraiyur’ now.
Vyrichettipalayam, village is in Thuraiyur zone. This village is
one of the Palayam (Administrative zones created during Nayakar
rule) in Thuraiyur Taluk. This village was ruled by local chieftain
by name Vyrichetti. His statue is still in Vyrichettipalayam
Kamatchiamman temple. Ariyanatha Mudhali (powerful chief minister
of Madurai king Thrirumala Nayakkar) made lot of donations to this
temple. This information is in copper inscription.
Demographics and geography
India census, Thuraiyur had a population of 30,998. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Thuraiyur has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 67%. In Thuraiyur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. As per 2003-04 survey, about 39% of the people are living below poverty line.
town is located 43 km northwest of Trichy and 100 km
southeast of Salem.
connected to Highway (NH-45 Chennai - Trichy Road) by Perambalur, which is about 38 km from Thuraiyur.
Namakkal is located
within a radius of 60 km.
Thuraiyur is surrounded by
, which are sometimes included as a
part of Eastern Ghats.
Two decades back agriculture was the main occupation of people.
Paddy and Cholam are the predominant crops. But now, the indigenous
economy of this town is based on agricultural products and
jewelleries. Thuraiyur economy has witnessed a significant role
played by the handloom manufacturers. With the advancement of
powerlooms, it has lost its significance. But still, handloom is
one of the main occupation among the people of Thuraiyur.
present generation young men are leaving this town to metropolitan
cities like Chennai and Banglore in search of
greener pastures like high end software services and information
, a clean ecological village is located
9 km North to Thuraiyur. This village is surrounded by
Venkadathanur, Sengaatupatti, Kirambur, Sellipalayam,
Renganathapuram and Krishnapuram. This village comprises of kind
hearted peoples. Maruwathur consists of many temples such as
Palamalayan temple, Paleytha temple, Poonatchi Temple, Kamatchi
temple, Perumal temple, Murugan temple and Mariamman temple. The
Panjamuga Anjeneyar temple situated in Lord Perumal temple is
famous for its architecture. You can see a few a few statues like
this in World.
Maruvathur comprises of 60% of educated people. This village is
having facility for higher educations. The major economy of this
village is depend upon Agriculture. The major food crops are Rice,
Sugar cane, Onions, Banana, Coconut trees and Lemon Trees. This
village is surrounded by Pachamalai. So always a cool type of
climate is available through out the year. This village is having
good internal architecture such as cement roads, water facilities,
current facilities, Telephone facilities, Mobile towers, Post
office, Internet availabilities and Trasportations.
The total population of this village is 10000. 50% of the people
are farmers, 25% are self-employed, 25 are professionals who are
working in near by towns and cities.
Buses are available between Thuraiyur to Sellipalayam route for
every 10 minutes from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
STD Code: 04327Pin Code: 621002
, the real name of
is one of the best greenish village
in Trichy district. This village is famous for its own life style.
The people in this village were very humorous and community
oriented. This village contains all type of cultivations and
especially a famed village on onion and rice cultivation.
Pachaimalai lies near this village. Two Rivers from pachaimalai
cross this village. This village lies 10 KM from Thuraiyur west and
occupies around 20000 population.
is a beautiful village where
located 9 KM away from Thuraiyur,Trichy District.Also this village
is famous for temples.The temples are Karuppanna Swamy(Near to
Pachamalai),Venkatajalapathy Temple,Ganesha Temple and Mariamman
Temple.The total population of this village is 6,000.Buses from
Thuraiyur to Narasingapuram via PerumalPalayam are available once
an hour from 5.30 a.m. to 9.45 P.M.
Temples in Thuraiyur
Thuraiyur is also famous for the temple Prasanna Venkatasalapathi,
situated in the Thuraiyur-Perambalur road. Prasanna
Venkatasalapathi temple lies at the top of Perumalmalai that lies
960 feet above ground level in Pachamalai hills, 3 km from
Thuraiyur in Tiruchirappalli district.
This temple is said to be constructed by the grandson of Karikala
Chozhan. The kings are later named as Karuppannar and Veeraswamy
and they are worshiped in the temple. Musical pillars are
available. Hundreds of devotees take part in the Girivalam
procession around the Perumalmalai hillock on all full-moon
days.Though only an elementary school (i.e Gandhiya Manya
Elementary School) is located in this village, many have graduated
degrees from colleges.
Also Thuraiyur is famous for its Nandhikeshuvarar aalayam, (a shiva
temple) and a Vishnu temple which were built many centuries
Education in Thuraiyur
Sowdamibika Matriculation Hr Sec School
is one of
the best school of this Town. Nearly 5000 students are studing in
this school. This school was estabilished in early 1989. This
school produced 1000's of Professionals. Students studied in this
school became Doctors and Engineers in future. Teaching methodology
of this school is entirely different from other schools. This
school got centum result in "10th" in the year 2000 and centum
result in 12th in the year 2002.
Zamindhar higher secondary school is one of the very famous schools
in Thuraiyur. One of the great leaders of Tamilnadu Kamaraj
during his drive to educate his people
funded Thuraiyur Zamindhars to start this school. Almost 50% of the
present population in Thuraiyur and in the neighbouring villages
would have studied in this school. This school is also very famous
for its liberal encouragement of sports.
Sengunthar higher secondary school is one of the another famous
schools in Thuraiyur.Other good school in Thuraiyur are: Sowdambika
matriculation higher secondary and many other nursery and primary
schools. Sowdambika was started by sambamurthi ten years back. It
has a well infrastructure and it is the best school in thuraiyur at
Jayaram engineering college
is located just 7 kilometres
from Thuraiyur. Nehru memorial college
just twelve kilometres from Thuraiyur. It was a started by local
businessman who was a great visionary and philanthropist. Apart
from the above colleges, Imayam college, Sudharsana
are also located within 5 km from Thuraiyur.
Swami vivekananda Higher Secondary school
Vairichettipalayam, is located just 15 km from Thuraiyur. This is
ancient Educational institution of this place.
is one of the very few towns in Tamilnadu that has a high grade water management system in
During rainy season, water from the nearby hills fill
the Periya Eri (bigger lake), and it is used to irrigate the nearby
agricultural lands. When the lake reaches its maximum level,
arrangements are made to drain the excess water into the nearby
teppakulam through an underground canal. A canal runs through the
heart of the city from Periya Eri to Chinna Eri (smaller lake), to
irrigate fields in the southern side of Thuraiyur.
is well connected by road with the neighbouring district capital
Trichy and also with Namakkal, Perambalur, Karur and Salem.
find buses to Trichy every five
minutes during daytime.
Thuraiyur is well connected with the
neighbouring villages. One can find lots of mini buses to travel
from town to nearby villages.
The nearest railway station is Trichy, about 45 km from
Thuraiyur.The nearest airport is also at Trichy.
The great Mr.S.K.Ramrasath born in thuraiyur.He is working as a
Networ"king" Engg in chennai.