|Named for||Making musical equipments raw materials and Jack fruites|
|Elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN-31 E|
Panruti is a town, municipality and taluk headquarters of Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India. Panruti is located between Cuddalore and Viluppuram. Panruti is famous for Jack fruit and Cashews. The Jack fruit grown here is exported world wide and is very sweet. It is a business center of Cuddalore district. The name panruti came from 'pan' means song and 'ruti' music in tamil as the place where more saints and great singer of god like nayanmars and vainavas where sung here great commercial area for more than a 200 years and 150 years old government school which was build by british east india company and more than 1000 year old temple Veeratteswarar temple in nearby Thiruvathigai.
The name Panruti evolved from 'pannargal' (a word for people who created music in ancient times). The creators of various 'panns' were also titled as 'pannar'.
Panruti is located on the main line of high ways. State highways Chennai-Kumbakonam and Cuddalore-Chittoor passes through Panruti. Panruti is located at  It has an average elevation of 32 metres (104 feet). The Kedilam River flows through the town.and thenpanni river town with both side by the river..
Panruti produces cashews, jackfruit, and many vegetables. Panruti plays a major role in the cashew export business, exporting to Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, and the United States. It is known for its famous international jackfruit market, from where jackfruit is exported to many other countries. It is also a commercial center of Cuddalore district. The Rathinampillai market located in the center of the city attracts thousands of people everyday from morning 5 a.m. itself. Near by villages Anguchetty palayam, Puthupet, Mandhipalayam,and number of villages weaving the Lungi, Silk sarees.
As of the census of India 2001, Panruti had a population of 55,346 comprising 27,855 males and 27,491 females, making the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) of the town to 987. A total of 7,026 people were under six years of age and the child sex ratio (number of females per thousand males under six years of age) stood at 976. The town had an average literacy of 78.22%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. A total of 7,700 comprising 15.94% of the population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 25 comprising 0.05% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST). There were are total of 11,627 households in the town. As of 2001, Panruti had a total of 17,203 main workers: 837 cultivators, 2,735 agricultural labourers, 471 in house hold industries and 13,160 other workers. There was a total of 1,448 marginal workers: 14 marginal cultivators, 392 marginal agricultural labourers, 137 marginal workers in household industries and 905 other marginal workers. 
Temples of Panruti
Veeratteswarar temple in nearby Thiruvathigai. According to the legend Thirugnana Sambanthar was glorified by the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva at this holy place. Appar's sister Thilakavathiyar settled here during her later years and devoted her lifetime service to the Lord Siva. Also notable saints Thirunavukkarasar, and Arunagirinathar visited and wrote many hymns on the Lord. Afflicted by a painful illness, Thirunavukkarasar prayed for relief at this temple where his sister Thilagavathiyar served and was cured. This temple is the place where Lord shiva destroyed three rakshashas(demons) and the three cities created by them. This temple is one among the 8 veera Siva temples in Tamil Nadu. Thiruvathigai Saranarayana Perumal, another name of Lord Vishnu, is the one who gave the saram(arrow) to Lord shiva for killing the demons. Hence the name Saranarayanar. 1300 Old Renganathar Temple is also located in Thiruvathigai dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
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