Polur, Tamil Nadu

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Polur
township
Polur is located in Tamil Nadu
Polur
Polur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°30′N 79°08′E / 12.5°N 79.13°E / 12.5; 79.13Coordinates: 12°30′N 79°08′E / 12.5°N 79.13°E / 12.5; 79.13
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruvannamalai
Elevation 171 m (561 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,492
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 606803
Telephone code 04181

Polur is a largest township in Tiruvannamalai district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It lies on the National Highway NH234. (Mangalore - Villupuram Highway).

Geography[edit]

Polur is located at 12°30′N 79°08′E / 12.5°N 79.13°E / 12.5; 79.13.[1] It has an average elevation of 171 metres (561 ft).

Along with many places of worships, Polur has a huge mountain temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha. This mountain temple was historically referred to as "SAMPATHGIRI", which in Sanskrit means "Mountain of Wealth". From the top of the hill, one can have a clear view of the Tiruvannamalai Arunachala Hill A small hill named "Kunnathur Hill" is also seen on the outskirts of Polur. The same term was referred in Tamil as "Porulur" literally translating to Porul OOR (Place of Wealth), now referred as Polur. Situated in the Tiruvannamalai District, it takes around 40 minutes to reach the Arunachala Hills of Tiruvannamalai. It takes about 1 hour to reach Vellore. One can reach the silk town of Arani (Arni) by local buses (Townbus).

Situated within 40 km, are the villages of Athuvambadi, Kelur, Santhavasal, Padai Veedu (pronounced Padavedu), Kalasapakkam, Kannamangalam, Kaniyambadi and Vannangulam.The Nearest Village is Kelur which is situated in Vellore-Thirvannamalai Highway

About 20 km east of Polur is the remote town of Devikapuram, the site of Periyanayaki Amman Temple. Some 20 km off Polur is the Parvathamalai with a temple of Lord Shiva on its top. The town is about 193 km from Chennai & there are frequent buses (TNSTC - Villupuram) from the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus CMBT, plying on Route # 148 (Chennai - Polur) via Tambaram, Chengalepat, Utthiramerur, Vandavasi, Chetpet. The nearest airport is at Chennai.

And a remote village "Sothukanni" is situated in the east of Polur at 8 KM and this place is famous for Kanum Pongal.

Polur Railway Station is on the Vellore-Thiruvannamalai rail route. The station is served by the Southern Railway. The station is located about 35 km from Thiruvannamalai. Going north, Vellore Cantonment Railway Station is the main station next to Polur. Traveling south, Thiruvannamalai Railway Station is the nearest major station.
Original name (with diacritics) of the town is Polūr. See Polur photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Polur in India.

Airports nearest to Polur are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

  • Vellore Airport (distanced approximately 45 km)
  • Pondicherry Airport (distanced approximately 94 km)
  • Neyveli Airfield (distanced approximately 110 km)
  • Tambaram Airfield (distanced approximately 120 km)
  • Chennai International Airport (distanced approximately 130 km)

As of 2001 India census,[2] Polur had a population of 43,492. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Polur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 65%. In Polur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Polur Road Over view

Tourism in Polur[edit]

Though there was no one toured as such to Polur, people who have visited this place, and explored the nearby areas with the help of localities would have considered this as a tourist spot.

This place is famous for three Jain caves which consists of a long statue of Nimanatha in one of its caves and the length of the statue is 16 meters(highest in Tamil Nadu).

This place is very close to Javadi_Hills, which is really worth a ride in bike. This ride would be completely inside an ecofriendly route and its about 60 km one way. There are few tribal villages in Javadi hills and it is forested with sandal woods.

This place is famous for Kavalur Observatory and Beeman Falls. Also there are couple of spots to hangout near by on the same route. Parvatha hills is a nice place for trekking which is 10 km away from Polur. In Polur to Athimoor root - Vitobaswamigal Madam Is placed. It's a Tomb of VITOBASWAMIGAL. In "Kuruvimalai" way to Changam there one stone 50 feet Vishnu Statue is on work so its tells that Polur is a Sculpture city and way to all Tourist places.

Arahanthgiri Jain Math[edit]

Arahanthgiri Jain Math is a Jain Math that was established at the ancient Jain site of Tiruvannaamalai in August, 1998.[3] The complex includes 3 Jain caves, 4 Jain temples and a 16 meter high sculpture of Neminatha thought to date from the 12th century that is the tallest Jain image in Tamil Nadu.

Politics[edit]

Polur assembly constituency is part of Arni (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

2011 Jayasudha, AIADMK

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Polur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Arihantagiri - Tirumalai". Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.