V.S.K.Valasai

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V.S.K.Valasai
(வலசை)
City
Nickname(s): Valasai, Valasu
V.S.K.Valasai is located in Tamil Nadu
V.S.K.Valasai
V.S.K.Valasai
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°18′55″N 78°09′05″E / 10.3154°N 78.1513°E / 10.3154; 78.1513Coordinates: 10°18′55″N 78°09′05″E / 10.3154°N 78.1513°E / 10.3154; 78.1513
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 865[1]
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

V.S.K.Valasai[2] (also known as Valasai or Valasu) is a city in Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Sri Sellaandiyamman, Sri Pidaariyamman, Sri Karuppasaami Kovil Thiruvizha[edit]

The famous festival of V.S.K.Valasai's Village Festivals (Sri Sellaandiyamman, Sri Pidaariyamman, Sri Karuppasaami) will be celebrating on 01, 02, and 03 August 2014. The 18 days festivals will start from 18th July 2014.

Geography[edit]

V.S.K.Valasai is located 10°18′55″N 78°09′05″E / 10.3154°N 78.1513°E / 10.3154; 78.1513 near the Western versant of Karandamalai Reserved Forest,[3] and 27 km (17 mi) East of the District capital, Dindigul and 26 km (16 mi) away from Natham. The Major District Road-1111[4] (from Kanavaipatti to Ayyalur) is passing via V.S.K.Valasai, which connects National Highway-45 and SH-35 roads.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, V.S.K.Valasai had a population of 865. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. In V.S.K.Valasai, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest & Events[edit]

Pidaariyamman Kovil & Thiruvizha:(Hindu Temple)[5] This is a big and famous temple at Valasai. Every Friday and Special pooja day lots of people are coming to this temple. The famous festival (in Tamil called Thiruvizha) on this temple celebrated every three year. This festival is celebrated for about 17 days. It is not just a Temple ritual, but is a grand festival for the whole village. Around 30 village peoples nearby this place will come with their families and celebrate. It begins with Kaappu Kattuthal and concludes with Poo Palaku (procession in flower decorated pallaku). On each day, the Amman (The Deities) will be nicely decorated and taken in procession, once in the morning and once in the evening. All the Schools will be closed for a week. Kids are very exited and eagerly waiting for this week. They have a lot of fun like Giant Wheel, Balloon Shooting for Kids, On the spot Toys Store, Music Shows, Dance Shows every night, etc. This year 2014, the temple celebrated its 46th year and was started in the year 1972. This year, Village Festival ("Kovil Thiruvizha") will be celebrating on 01, 02 and 03 August, 2014.

Pidaariyamman Kovil Arch
Pidaariyamman Kovil
Karuppa Saami (Right Side)
Karuppa Saami (Left Side)
Pidaariyamman Temple Long view

Karandhamalai Reserved Forest[6] is the nearby Hill area, which is located nearly 700 meters from the village. The Major District Road-1111[7] (from Kanavaipatti to Ayyalur) is passing via Karandhamalai Forest and it is about 4 kilo meters. This four kilo meter way has been surrounded by trees and it has 8 hairpin bends. There are several mountains and peaks, which will give an eagle view of V.S.K.Valasai and Dindigul East area. Also, these peaks are quiet good for trekking. There are few permanent waterfalls and many seasonable waterfalls and many Hindu(Folklore) Temples are located in the forest. There are varieties of animals and reptiles in this forest.

View from 2nd hairpin bend
Karandhamalai Forest road.

Education[edit]

1. Sri Narasimman School (Completed 30 Years)[8][9]

Livelihood[edit]

V.S.K.Valasai is the place, where Coconut, Tamarind, Flowers, Tomato and other vegetables have been exported to near by markets such as Ottanchatram, Dindigul, Natham and Gopalpatti markets. V.S.K.Valasai contributes more to bring this name "Dindigul: The Holland of Tamil Nadu".[10]

  1. Tamarind and Mangos has been collected by local business man's and exported to other countries.[11][12]
  2. Farmers will sell their coconuts in Ottanchatram Market and from there, the Coconuts has been exported to other countries.[13]
  3. World's famous Flower has been exported to Dindigul Flower Market and from there has been exported to other parts of our country also.[14]
  4. Tomato and other vegetable has been exported from here to Ottanchatram Vegetable market.[15]

Temples[edit]

  1. Pidaariyamman Temple (பிடாரியம்மன் கோவில்)[16]
  2. Sellaandiyamman Temple (செல்லாண்டியம்மன் கோவில்)[17]
  3. Karuppasaami Temple (கருப்பசாமி கோவில்)
  4. Kaaliyamman Temple (காளியம்மன் கோவில்)
  5. Moongilmalai Temple (மூங்கில் மலை ஆண்டி)
  6. Periyasaami Temple (பெரியசாமி)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ "List of Villages in Dindigul Dist.". Dindigul Village's, Dindigul. 2012. 
  3. ^ "Reserved Forests in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Forest Department. 2011. 
  4. ^ "Major District Roads in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Highways Department. 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department. 2005. 
  6. ^ "Reserved Forests in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Forest Department. 2005. 
  7. ^ "Major District Roads in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Highways Department. 2014. 
  8. ^ "List of Schools in Dindigul Dist.". Modern School Education, Dindigul. 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  9. ^ "List of Schools in Dindigul Dist." (PDF). Tamil Nadu Board of School Education, Dindigul District School Education Department. 2010. 
  10. ^ "Horticulture and Plantation of corps in Dindigul Dist..". Department of Horticulture, Dindigul. 2011. 
  11. ^ "Agriculture in Dindigul Dist..". Department of Agriculture, Dindigul. 2010. 
  12. ^ "Tamarind Business.". e World Trade Fair. 2014. 
  13. ^ "Horticulture and Plantation of corps in Dindigul Dist..". Department of Horticulture, Dindigul. 2012. 
  14. ^ "Horticulture and Plantation of corps in Dindigul Dist..". Department of Horticulture, Dindigul. 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ottanchatram Vegetable Market.". Ottanchatram Vegetable Market. 2014. 
  16. ^ "Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department. 2005. 
  17. ^ "Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu.". Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department. 2005. 

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