Anthiyur

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Anthiyur
town
GURUNATHA SWAMY TEMPLE FESTIVAL.jpg
Anthiyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Anthiyur
Anthiyur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°35′N 77°36′E / 11.58°N 77.60°E / 11.58; 77.60Coordinates: 11°35′N 77°36′E / 11.58°N 77.60°E / 11.58; 77.60
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Region Kongu nadu
District Erode
Elevation 251 m (823 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,697
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 638501,638314
Telephone code 04256
Vehicle registration TN-36
Lok Sabha constituency Tirupur
State Assembly constituency Anthiyur

Anthiyur is a taluk[1][better source needed][2] and panchayat town in Erode district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Geography[edit]

Anthiyur is located at 11°35′N 77°36′E / 11.58°N 77.60°E / 11.58; 77.60.[3] It has an average elevation of 251 m (823 ft). It is located about 18 km from Bhavani ,30 km from Erode and 93.7 km from Coimbatore.

Sri Gurunatha Swamy painting

Climate[edit]

The temperature is moderate throughout the year except during summer. Rainfall is moderate to high, uncertain and not well distributed. It is warm for most of the year. The city is not windy but the abundance of trees and vegetation surrounding the city makes its climate pleasant.

Economy[edit]

Anthiyur is known for Betel leaves, All agriculture products including cotton, Ground nut known as Kadalai, sugarcane, Cassava (known as Kuchikilangu), Corn (makkacholam)etc and textile garments. It also has one of biggest weekly markets (shandhai) in Tamil Nadu which assembles every week Monday.

Transport[edit]

Anthiyur is well connected by roads with Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam via Athani (Tamil Nadu), Erode via Bhavani. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) has a depot apart from a central bus stand in Anthiyur. The nearest Railway station is Erode Junction (32 km), which is a major railway station from where trains ply to all over the country. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport (100 km).

Places of interest[edit]

  • Sowdeswari amman temple
  • Anthiyur Bhadrarkalliamman Kovil Temple
  • Kariya kali amman & Periya maariamman temple,Kurumbapalayam.
  • Bhadrakalliamman Temple
  • Gurunathaswamy Temple
  • Angaalamman temple
  • Sri Balamurugan Temple Nallamoppanur.,
  • Malai Karuppasamy temple
  • Vellakaradu Murugan temple
  • Selamboor Amman temple
  • Tippu's fort
  • Varattupallam dam
  • Reserve Forests
  • Semmunisamy Temple Poonachi
  • Kombuthoki Mariamman Temple
  • Kattur Karuppasamy Temple
  • Thammanaickanur mutthalamman temple
  • sokkanachiamman temple
  • murugan koil* easaparai
  • Kali Amman Temple, Poonachi

Horse fair[edit]

Horse fair (Kuthirai Santhai) is organized at the time of Sri Gurunatha Swamy temple festival in the Tamil month Aadi.[4] Anthiyur horse fair is said to be organized right from Tippu Sultan time.

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