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Arachalur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°8′37″N 77°40′43″E / 11.14361°N 77.67861°E / 11.14361; 77.67861Coordinates: 11°8′37″N 77°40′43″E / 11.14361°N 77.67861°E / 11.14361; 77.67861
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Erode
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,313
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 638101
Telephone code 0424

Arachalur is a panchayat town in Erode district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated 22 Kilometers from Erode and an important junction on SH 37 en route to Palani and other important small towns like Kodumudi and Chennimalai.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Arachalur had a population of 12,313. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Arachalur has an average literacy rate of 59.4%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

There is one arts and science college for women: Navarasam Arts and Science college. The Government Higher Secondary School placed in first rank in the Erode district in academic category.

Arachalai Amman Temple[edit]

( Padai Vettum Pathrakali ) This temple was built by O. S. Duraisamy Gounder,Kottarathottam. Annual festival comes in April–May months to bring Joy and wealth to the people of this village. The festival has the famous Pookuli, manjal neerattu, temple car and other common functions.

Nagamalai Andavar Temple[edit]

This Nagamalai temple is located Thalavumalai known as Nagarajapuram present temple was built by O.S.Duraiswamy Gounder and others. This temple has historical traces of carving in a small mountain range.

Isai Kalvettu[edit]

In this thalavumalai small mountain there is music inscription in Tamil Brimi this is the oldest kallvettu ( Fourth Century A.D ). This Thalavumalai Presently known as Nagarajapuram.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.