Nagore

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Nagore
நாகூர்
Town
Montage of Nagore Clockwise from Top to Bottom:Nagore Dargha Shareef, Nagore Beach, Tallest Minaret, Nagore Railway station
Montage of Nagore Clockwise from Top to Bottom:Nagore Dargha Shareef, Nagore Beach, Tallest Minaret, Nagore Railway station
Nickname(s): Nagore
Nagore is located in Tamil Nadu
Nagore
Nagore
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°49′N 79°51′E / 10.82°N 79.85°E / 10.82; 79.85Coordinates: 10°49′N 79°51′E / 10.82°N 79.85°E / 10.82; 79.85
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Nagapattinam
Area
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 97,525 (Nagapattinam & Nagore)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 611002
Telephone code 04365
Vehicle registration TN51
Nearest city Nagapattinam, Karaikal
Lok Sabha constituency Nagapattinam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nagapattinam

Nagore is a town in the Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located approximately 12 km south of Karaikal and 5 km north of Nagapattinam. Tiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Muthupet, Adirampattinam are nearby towns. It has a population of approximately (Nagapattinam & Nagore) 92,525. The prime attraction is the renowned Nagore Dargah, a revered place of all faiths. A five centuries old Islamic shrine, Nagore Dargah attracts millions of pilgrims irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Nagapattinam and Nagore were incorporated as a single municipality in 1866 CE.

About Nagore[edit]

This is a small town along the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The festival season in Nagore occurs during the month of May, typically, but the festival dates will change, as they are based on the lunar calendar. The popular Kandhuri festival is celebrated with festivities and pomp and show. Notable temples exist, too. This shows the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and other faiths. The Seeralamman temple situated in the fishermen's area near Nagore railway station is a century-old Hindu shrine maintained by local fishermen. The annual Seeralamman festival season has ten days of celebration.

In Tamil Nadu Nagore Dargah is not only the Islamic Religious Centre but also Common Religious Gathering Point by which many Hundreds of Thousands of devotees attend to get the peerless benevolence. Whereby Hindus, Christians, Muslims,” all Triple Gems” of any other religious devotees can attend without any obstacles which “is irrespective of religion, Race, Caste”, and far beyond spiritualism, All three World’s Biggest Oceans are destined in one place that is Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, similarly all three religious devotees gathering at one place in the globe “that” is Nagore Dargah, as all known by geographically and physically. Over the past four centuries the devotees from the whole corners of the world visiting with utmost pious and get the blessings abundantly from the Holiest Saint Nagore Aandavargal, and still they follow up the Islamic Cultural Heritage without any single hesitation as common.

Nearest Airports[edit]

Unique Identity[edit]

Remarkable unique Identity of Nagore is their distinct Tamil accent and colloquial slang.

Famous Local food variety

1. A donut made of rice batter locally called as waadaa.
2. Crushed and sliced parotta with minced meat, egg along with chopped onions and spices are famously known as Nagore koththu parotta.
3. Nagore Briyani with a unique taste.
4. Nagore Milk kova with a unique taste.
5. Aromatic cooked rice served with five dish varieties in a large 24inch wide traditional style plate for four.

Homemade food varieties. For the past hundreds of years, Nagore being mostly an immigrant society with a considerable number of indigenous families living in for generations. People had overall adopted some north Indian and Malay dishes like

1. Dhal Cha (Northindian Origin) 
2. vattalaappam (egg battered cake) 
3. Damroot (baked cake made of finely cracked wheat) 
4. kala Gulab Jamon (not the round Gulab Jamon) 
5. Malay style Jalar Appam (very famous Malaysian net crepes or Roti Jala made out of Maida, egg and coconut milk)
6. Roti Paratha (a unique way of making Parata by spreading the dough into a thin sheet and then rolling back to form layers)

Nearest Railway Junctions[edit]

  • Nagore station in 0 km
  • Nagapattinam junction in 7 km
  • Karaikal station in 12 km
  • Thiruvarur junction in 26 km
  • Mayiladuthurai junction in 54 km
  • Tanjore junction in 96 km
  • Thiruchirapalli junction in 145 km

Companies[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • A.D.J.Dharmambal Polytechnic College
  • Industrial Training Institute (Govt ITI)
  • Valivalam Desikar Polytechnic College (VDPC)
  • E.G.S.Pillai Arts & science / Engg., College

Schools[edit]

  • Crescent Matriculation Higher Secondary School (for Girls)
  • Ghouthia Higher Secondary School
  • Nagore Modern Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • National Higher Secondary School

Banks[edit]

  • IDBI Bank (A Government of India owned bank)
  • City Union Bank
  • Kumbakonam Central Co-operative Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Canara bank

Masjids[edit]

  • Nawab Walajah Jami'a Masjid (in Dargah)
  • Mathaar Maricar Masjid (in Dargah)
  • Qadiriya Masjid (in Dargah)
  • Dewaansha Masjid (in Dargah)
  • Yezhu Lebbai Jami'a Masjid
  • Syed Jami'a Masjid
  • Fathima Jami'a Masjid
  • Hiluru Jami'a Masjid (Kattuppalli)
  • Silladi Masjid
  • Masthan Gani Masjid (Kollam palli)
  • Theru Palli Masjid
  • Thozhai Sahib Thaikkal Masjid
  • Masjid Jannah- Sinna Maraikar Thottam
  • Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath Masjid
  • JAQH Masjid Siya Maraicayar st branch 1
  • JAQH Masjid// Masjid Ikhlas Bungalaw thottam branch 2

Temples[edit]

  • Perumal koil (includes "Vazhaipazha swami")
  • Lord Shiva Temple - Near 'Theradi'
  • Lord Anjaneya Temple - Back side to Perumal temple
  • Mariamman Temple - Near 'Bus stand'
  • Pillayar temple

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