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Alanganallurஅலங்காநல்லூர் is located in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 10°02′46″N 078°05′13″E / 10.04611°N 78.08694°E / 10.04611; 78.08694Coordinates: 10°02′46″N 078°05′13″E / 10.04611°N 78.08694°E / 10.04611; 78.08694
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,078
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Alanganallur is a panchayat town in Madurai district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.[1] It is headquarters for the Alanganallur taluka and revenue block.


Bull Embracing, Alanganallur
A victorious youth taking control of the bull in a Jallikattu at Alanganallur Madurai

Agriculture is carried out in a large area around this place. Rice, sugar cane, coconut and plantains are the major crops. There is a sugar factory located within 1 km from Alanganallur.

The Jallikattu (A way to find best Bull for Breed) ceremony is conducted here during the Pongal (harvest festival) season, to choose the best breed, which occurs during the middle of January (usually 14 January). Many Indian people come here during this festival to watch Jallikattu.

Alanganallur's climate is moderate with no extremes. This place is well irrigated by periyar sub canal. People of different religions live here.

Places nearby[edit]

Madurai is accessible within 16 km. Alagar kovil is also close by, within 18 km. The Thadakai Amman falls are located near T. Mettupatti village. Kodaikanal, Vaigai dam, Kumbakarai falls and Kutladampatti are some popular tourist spots nearby. There is a small dam ('Sathiyar') near Palamedu.