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Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thanjavur
Taluk Kumbakonam
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,995
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Udayalur is a village in the Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Udayalur is a few kilometers away from the historic Chola dynasty stronghold town of Kizha Pazhayarai. The village was historically called "SriKangeyapuram".


The village has four temples dedicated to Hindu deities.The Selva Maha Kali Amman Temple is the most popular of the four,while the Kailasha Nathar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva has significant history and due importance.The other two temples are the Palkulatthi Amman temple and a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The annual "Thiruvizha" or the "Thirunaal" is a celebrated during March-end or April-beginning as a token of gratitude to God.It is also a time of celebrations throughout the village and places surrounding it as people from across everywhere gather to the village.This is a common feature of most villages in the state of Tamil Nadu.Street plays are held,which people attend enthusiastically.

Historical Significance[edit]

This village is the final resting place of the Great Chola dynasty emperor Raja Raja Chola I,though it remains less known than the temples he built far off.


As per the 2001 census, Udayalur had a total population of 2995 with 1502 males and 1493 females. The sex ratio was 994. The literacy rate was 72.29


  • "Primary Census Abstract - Census 2001". Directorate of Census Operations-Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 2009-08-06.

Coordinates: 10°55′N 79°22′E / 10.917°N 79.367°E / 10.917; 79.367