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Villianur is located in Puducherry
Location in Pondicherry, India
Coordinates: 11°54′54″N 79°45′00″E / 11.915°N 79.75°E / 11.915; 79.75Coordinates: 11°54′54″N 79°45′00″E / 11.915°N 79.75°E / 11.915; 79.75
Country  India
State Puducherry
District Pondicherry
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 104,000
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
 • Official French, Tamil, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 605 110
Telephone code 91413
Vehicle registration PY 01

Villianur, or Villianour, is a town in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. It is a commune panchayat and the headquarters of the Villianur taluk of Pondicherry District.


Villianur is located at a distance of 9 kilometres south of Pondicherry municipality. It forms a part of the Pondicherry urban agglomeration.

Hindu Temple[edit]

Pondicherry Overview shows a remarkable contrastblend of picturesque sights and a serene ambience. Due to the tranquil atmosphere and the strategic Location of Pondicherry, tourists flock to this place as a retreat from the tiring life. If you travel to Pondicherry this season then, you will surely be captivated by the tourist attractions of Pondicherry. When you go for sightseeing in Pondicherry, then you will find that the Villianur Temple in Pondicherry gathers is one of the popular tourist attractions.much popularity among the various sightseeing in Pondicherry,. Villianur Temple in Pondicherry is one of the major religious places that enrich the Pondicherry Tourism.

The Villianur Temple in Pondicherry is called named after the place where it is located.after the name of its place. Thus the famous temple of Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswarer, is located at "Villanur" in Pondicherry a place called "Villanur" in popularly known as the Villianur Temple. The Villianur Temple in of Pondicherry is strategically situated in 10 km away from the Pondicherry main town. It has a huge 15 meters tall temple chariot that is normally taken out on a procession during the Brahmotsavam, which is basically the annual festival of Pondicherry. You can see this gorgeous festival during the month of May to June along with the appearance of full moon. Thousands of devotees come here for this ten-day festival. Brahmotsavam festival is basically the annual festival of Pondicherry.

Villianur Temple Car Festival is an ancient ritual about the deity Thirukamemswara Kukilambal. The God is taken out for the demonstration in the well-decorated chariot. The devotees pull this chariot and it is regarded as the holiest tradition of pulling the holy chariot. This festival has typical Hindu customs where the devotees of Villianurof Villianur Temple in at Pondicherry offer curd, sandal, buttermilk and sandals to the crowd. The devotees believe that their wishes are to be will be fulfilled if they pull the chariot.

Towards south 1 km from villianur ,a rural village URUVAIARU situated in the banks of the river uruvairu ,a beautiful SAI BABA TEMPLE is situated in the banks of the river URUVAIARU devotees from all over the world come to worship SAI BABA granting all the wishes of the true devotees ,the grand weekly pooja is felicitated on every THURSDAYS,.devotees used to offer the needy with food in the name of SAI BABA if their wishes were granted ,the green natural surrounding makes the SAI BABA temple very calm and exotic location of purity.


According to the 2001 census, Villianur had a population of 104,000. It is the third largest town in Pondicherry District after Pondicherry and Ozhukarai.


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