Thiruvalam

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Thiruvalam
Thiruvallam
neighbourhood
Nh4 in Thiruvalam, Vellore district.
Nh4 in Thiruvalam, Vellore district.
Thiruvalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Thiruvalam
Thiruvalam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°58′26″N 79°11′38″E / 12.974°N 79.194°E / 12.974; 79.194Coordinates: 12°58′26″N 79°11′38″E / 12.974°N 79.194°E / 12.974; 79.194
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Vellore
Government
 • Mayor / Deputy Mayor P. Karthiyayini / V.D. Dharumalingam
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,945
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 632515
Telephone code 416 2236xxx

Thiruvalam also known as Thiruvallam, an ancient Temple Town built around Sri Dhanurmadhyambigai Sametha Sri Vilavanadeeswarar Temple, is part of Vellore City.

It is believed that Lord Ganesha and Skanda had a quarrel for a mango fruit offered by Sage Narada. A contest was conducted that whoever goes around the world first and comes back here would be offered the fruit. While Lord Skanda went around the world Lord Ganesha encircled his parents and got the fruit as a token of appreciation. It is believed that it is at Thiruvalam, this popular story took place unlike what is shown in movie 'Thiruvilaiyadal' (where the place was shown as Mt Kailash). This temple town is also home of "Haindava Thiruvalam", an organization which conducts various pious activities related to "Hindu Religion" silently.

This town as is today, was a gateway to the north, during the period of king Rajaraj Cholan. During the same period, the area comprising present day Chittore to Hosur was called as Thondai Mandalam, which was ruled by one Vandhiya Thevan @ Vallavarayan Vandhiyaththevan. The town Thiruvalam as is known today was actually Thiruvallam, as the Temple Deity Sri Vallanathar was the family deity of Vandhiya Thevan Vallavarayan.

It is inferred that the temple of Sri Vilvanadhar dates prior to the Tanjore Brigadeeswarar Temple.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Thiruvalam had a population of 7945. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Thiruvalam 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 Thiruvalam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

"Haindava Thiruvalam"