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Thuraiyur (Tamil: துறையூர்) is a town and a municipality in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thuraiyur Municipality - It was upgraded to III Grade Municipality from Town Panchayat on 17 January 1970. It was upgraded to II Grade Municipality in May 1998.
Two decades ago 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 jewellery. Thuraiyur's 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.
 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.A fine Ghat road road of 5 km is provided in that hill, so that cars and light vehicles can reach the top of the hill without any trouble. The Temple worship time is from 9 am to 5 pm daily. 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. Thousands of devotees take part in the Girivalam procession around the Perumalmalai hillock on all full-moon days. In Tamil month "puratassi" Saturday is very famous where lot of devotees from different places come to worship lord Perumal. The temple still long strong after 1800 years and it is also one of the best examples for chola temple construction. The temple contain sabthasvara thoongal it can produce (SA RE GA MA PA THA NE ) sounds and yali a lion are best example for stone works. 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 before.
and also very famous vishnu temple of 400years oldest temple which behinds the pulian cholai waterfalls"sri boomi neela devi sametha sree sundaraja perumal kovil -pachapperumal patti-621015"
 Education in Thuraiyur
Sowdambika Matriculation Hr Sec School, was established in 1985.
Zamindhar Hr Sec School' is a well known institute. Kamaraj, the famous Tamil politician of the 1960s, during his initiative to educate the unprevileged and downtrodden Tamil people, funded Thuraiyur Zamindhars to start this school. Majority of the existing population of Thuraiyur and the neighbouring villages are alumni of this institute. This school is also renowned for encouraging students towards sports.This school got lot of awards for sports,NCC,NSS,JRC and other activity.
Jayaram Engineering College and Nehru Memorial College are located 7 km and 12 km from Thuraiyur respectively. Nehru College was started by a local businessman who was a great visionary and philanthropist. 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.
Thuraiyur is one of the very few towns in Tamilnadu to have a high grade water management system in place. During the Monsoon, rainwater from the nearby hills fills up a lake(often called Periya Eri) that is 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 Teppakulam (Pool belonging to a Hindu worship place) through an underground canal. Another underground canal also runs through the heart of the town from Periya Eri to Chinna Eri (smaller lake), to irrigate the fields located to the south of Thuraiyur.
Thuraiyur is well connected by road to Trichy, Namakkal, Perambalur, Coimbatore, Ooty, Chennai, Karur, Attur and Salem. Thuraiyur is also well connected to the neighbouring villages by mini buses. The nearest railway station and airport is located in Trichy. There are direct buses available to Coimbatore also, else one can take a bus to Trichy or Salem and ten take a train/bus to Coimbatore. People can find lots of mini buses from Thuraiyur town to reach all villages in time. One of the famous transports to its nearby village called sellipalayam is "SRV Transports" which is owned by a Zamin called SRV. The new by-pass connecting Perambalur road and (Musiri-Thuraiyur) branch road improves transportation and it also reduces travel time and traffic jam inside the town. Heavy vehicles such as goods carrying lorries, vans, cars can use this way to reach (Musiri - Thuraiyur)and (Thuraiyur-Trichy) branch road in time. The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli International Airport to get international and domestic flights.
 More than Thuraiyur
Eragudi is a beautiful village. Eragudi is located near 13 km from Thuraiyur. This village is surrounded by Thirumanur, Keelapatti, Vadagupatti, Naytavelampatti. Very attractive mashjid is there, and many temples also there. Transports are excellent.
Karatampatti is an ecological village is located near 9 km from Thuraiyur. This village is surrounded by, Thinnanur, pagalavadi, aadhanur, velinayur, manparai.The great prasana venkatachalapathy temple in hill, marimman temple, murgan temple,vinayaga temple.There are many gods in one temple-siva, lakshmi, parvathi, muraga, vinayaga, perumal, pairavar are near 1 km from this village. Transportations are likely to be very good.
Sengattupatti is a one of the bigest village in thuraiyur. the village is surrounded by hills. it is located in 7 km from thuraiyur. The major food crops are paddy,small Onion, Sunflower, turmeric, Cholam, Makkacholam, Coconut trees, Banana trees and Lemon Trees. The village has the one big lack. peoples are goes in summar secson.
Vengadathanur is one of the beautiful natural village located in the foothills of Pachaimalai about 12 km from Thuraiyur and 60 km from Trichy. Lat Long of the village is 11.20975, 78.63665. Vengadathanur is surrounded by Pachaimalai hill in North & East side. South & west sides are surrounded by sengattupati & maruvathur respectively. Due This village is surrounded by Pachamalai. The major food crops are paddy,small Onion, Sunflower, turmeric, Cholam, Makkacholam, Coconut trees, Banana trees and Lemon Trees. A dense forest region, best for trekking and other adventurous activities . A natural stream, suited for swimming. There is also a waterfall, high up in the hills called Varaiyaru / Kokkathu
Maruvathur, a clean ecological village is located 9 km north to Thuraiyur. This village is surrounded by Venkadathanur, Sengaatupatti, Kirambur, Sellipalayam, Renganathapuram and Krishnapuram. Maruvathur is the site of many temples such as Palamalayan temple, Paalaiyatha 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 few statues like this in World.
The major food crops are rice, sugar cane, onions, banana, coconut trees and lemon trees. This village is surrounded by Pachamalai(a continuation from western ghats). The climatic conditions is pleasant as the agro-activities are high. This village has good internal architecture such as cement roads, water facilities, current facilities, telephone facilities, mobile towers, post office, Internet availabilities and transportation.
Narasingapuram is a beautiful village located 9 km away from Thuraiyur, Trichy District. The temples are Karuppanna Swamy (near to Pachamalai), Venkatajalapathy Temple, Ganesha Temple and Mariamman Temple.Buses from Thuraiyur to Narasingapuram via PerumalPalayam are available once an hour.Narasingapuram still famous for Agricultural Dependence and great Cultural Values.
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This village is located 21 km north west of Thuraiyur. It is in the eastern side foothills of Kolli hills. Pulliyancholai is a river which starts from Aagaaya gangai falls in kolli hills and enters into plains in Pachaperumalpatti. This river nourishes this village, the whole year with surplus supply of water.
A special type rice called "seerga samba" is produced here.This village acts as a capital and market place for surrounding villages such as Nettavelaanpatti,Nadupatti,Aalathudayaanpatti,Keeripatti,Arapulipatti,Kallanguthu,Thanga nagar,Kombai,Karuppampatti.
Sikkathambur is one of the most beautiful village which is located 7 km away from Thuraiyur. This village is famous for temples. The temples located here like Maariamman Temple, Perumal Temple, Chinna Maari and Periya Maariamman Temple, Saamayi Temple are surrounded by the green field.
Kanapadi is one diverse village surrounded by mountains, located 14 km from Thuraiyur.It has a falls named Vellamani Falls and it consists of many famous temples such as Koggudiyan Temple, Perumal Temple which situated in the middle of Pachamalai Hills. It has a river which is the entrance for Kanapadi. There is a river which always contains water even in summer season it is just behind to Karrupu Swamy Temple. The old name Nadupatti has been changed to "Kanapadi" in later stages. The main people situated here are scheduled tribe 'Malayali'.
RENGANATHAPURAM: Is a one of the beautiful village. which has located 7km away from thuraiyur north. the village around Narasingapuram, Perumalpalayam, Maruvathur, Sellippalayam, Krishnapuram. the village has a Murugan temple at karattumalai. IT famous at the time of panguni uttiram. The same time the paktharkal do agni poojai. The village has Perumal koil, Mariyamman koil, Vinayagar koil, Idumpan koil, Patchayi koil, Gongudiyan koil. The village has one primary co-operative society, one milk society, electicity power house, the village has one aided school name Krishnammal middle school, so many people study the school, the village has 5 ward.
NOTE : All this villages comes under Trichy(DT) as of mid 2012.