Ulundurpet taluka

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Ulundurpet taluk
Ulundurpet
Town/Taluk
Ulundurpet taluk is located in Tamil Nadu
Ulundurpet taluk
Ulundurpet taluk
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°42′N 79°17′E / 11.7°N 79.28°E / 11.7; 79.28Coordinates: 11°42′N 79°17′E / 11.7°N 79.28°E / 11.7; 79.28
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Villupuram
Government
 • MLA R. Kumaraguru, ADMK
Population (2011)
 • Total 369,357
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 606107
Telephone code 04149
Vehicle registration TN-15

Ulundurpet is located in the southern region of Villupuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town of Ulundurpet is the taluk headquarters. It is co-terminus with Ulundurpet revenue block. There are fifty-three panchayat villages, and 178 villages in the taluk. The state assembly constituency for Tamil Nadu is the Ulundurpet constituency. Ulundurpet Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the taluk of Ulundurpet had a population of 369,357 with 186,410 males and 182,947 females. There were 981 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 60.38. Child population in the age group below 6 was 23,270 Males and 21,734 Females.[1]

Climate[edit]

The temperature is moderate; the maximum and minimum temperatures being 38 °C and 21 °C respectively. The town gets its rainfall from the northeast monsoon in winter and the southwest monsoon in summer. The average annual rainfall is 1070 mm.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Ulundurpet taluka is crisscrossed by two National Highways, NH 45 (Chennai - Theni) and NH 68 (Ulundurpettai - Salem). T construction of the 4-lane NH 45 was completed in 2007, and the 4-lanes of NH 68 was completed.

One of the state highways in Ulundurpet is SH-69 - (Virudhachalam-Ulundurpet).

Railway Station[edit]

Ulundurpet Railway Station falls on the Chennai-Villupuram-Virudhachalam-Trichy rail route, between Tiruchirappalli and Chennai. The nearest railway junctions are Vriddhachalam Junction (20 km) and Villupuram Junction (36 km).

There is one Passenger train service here (Madurai-Villupuram Passenger and vice versa). It is very useful to village people to reach the District Headquarters, Villupuram.

Airport[edit]

Nearest international airport isTiruchirapalli Airport (120 km) and domestic airport is Salem Airport (130 km); and the second nearest international airport is Chennai International Airport (190 km).and ulundurpet airport.

The former airstrip at Ulundurpet was built during World War II and was used after the war for aerial spraying through the 1970s. It no longer has a viable runway and is used for storage.

Music[edit]

In addition to traditional music, 'kuRavar kulam kaakkum kumara née vaazhga penned by Ulundurpettai Shanmugam and sung by M.R. Vijaya & B. Radha is a classical Tamil piece with startling swara notes.

Schools in Ulundurpet Taluk[edit]

  1. Aruna Higher Secondary School,
  2. Aruna Memorial Matriculation School,
  3. Ravlathul Janna Arabic High School,Salem Road,Ulundurpet
  4. Aruna Nursery&Primary School,
  5. New Aruna Nursery&Primary School,
  6. SSV Hr.Sec School, Senthamangalam
  7. Sri Vinayaga Matriculation School, Elavanasurkottai
  8. Sri Ramakrishna Vidhyalaya Gurukulam Residential Matric Hr. Sec School, Edaikkal,
  9. Beschi Higher Secondary School,
  10. Sri Sarada Vidyalaya Hr. Sec. School,
  11. Beulah Matriculation School,
  12. sri Kalaimagal Vidyalaya Nursery & Primary School Thimmereddypalayam,
  13. Government Boys Hr.sec School,
  14. Government Girls Hr.sec School,
  15. Danish Mission Elementary School,
  16. Panchayat Union Primary School,
  17. Panchayat Union Elementary School,
  18. Panchayat Union Middle School,
  19. Parkavan Matriculation School,
  20. Butterfly Matriculation School, Sheikhussainpettai
  21. St.Joseph Hr.sec School, Eraiyur
  22. Vaishnavi Nursery & Primary School, Senthanadu
  23. Chengalvarayan Co-operative Sugar mill Matriculation School, Periyasevalai
  24. Mass International Kids School, Ulundurpet
  25. Chordia Jain School, Ulundurpet
  26. St.John's Hr Sec School, Sithanagoor,
  27. Don Bosco Hr Sec School, Gedilam

Colleges[edit]

  1. Jawaharlal Nerhu College for Women, Pali
  2. Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science
  3. Sri Annamalai Polytechnic College, Padur
  4. Vedhantha Institute of Technology, Vedhantha Nagar,
  5. Sri Sarada College of Education for Women, Sri Sarada Ashram Campus, New Edaikkal,
  6. Annai Teresa College Of Engineering,
  7. Govt I.T.I.
  8. V.R.S College of Engineering and Technology,
  9. Vedhantha Institute of Technology, Ulundurpet,padur

Study Centre[edit]

Hotels in Ulundurpet[edit]

  • Vasantha Bhavan-opposite to bus stand
  • Muniyandi Vilas-Chennai Road
  • Thalappakattu Biryani-Opposite to Bus stand
  • Hotel Shree Haris-At bus stand
  • Hotel Tamil Nadu-Chennai Road.
  • Adyar Ananda Bhavan(A2B)-NH 45,just 5 km from the town of Ulundurpet.
  • Chennai Woodlands-NH 45,just 5 km from the town of Ulundurpet
  • Hotel Karaikal Chettinad-NH 45,near to Tollgate
  • Hotel Arya Nivas-NH 45,near to Tollgate and On Trichy Highway
  • Hotel Prasanna Bhavan-NH 45,near to Tollgate
  • Hotel Aryas-NH 45,near to Tollgate and On Trichy Highway
  • Hotel Vasantha Bhavan-NH 45,near to Tollgate
  • Hotel Shree Sangeethas-NH 45,near to Tollgate
  • Hotel Saravana Bhavan-NH 45, near to Tollgate
  • Hotel Annapoorna-NH 45, near to Tollgate
  • Hotel Aishwarya-NH 45,Padur,Ulundurpet
  • Cafe Coffee Day-NH 45,Plot No. 46-48, Thai Thandhai Nagaram, Arasur, Ulundurpet, Tamil Nadu.

Banks in Ulundurpet[edit]

  1. Indian Overseas Bank
  2. State Bank of India
  3. Punjab National Bank
  4. Karur Vysya Bank
  5. Pallavan Grama Bank
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Ing Vysya Insurance
  8. LIC of India
  9. Central Cooperative Bank
  10. Indian Bank

Theatres in Ulundurpet[edit]

  • Jaisairam Theatre
  • Narayanan Theatre

Uzhavar Santhai[edit]

Ulundurpet taluka also has a thriving farmer's market called Uzhavar Santhai, located in the town of Ulundurpet.

Industry[edit]

  • Chengalvarayan Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Periyasevalai-607 209.
  • Arun Refractories, Padhur - 606 115.
  • Gho Milk - Adinath Dairy Company,Survey No: 147/2A & 147/3A,Nagar Village, Ulundurpet Taluk,Tamil Nadu

Shops and service industry[edit]

  • Hafil Auto cares , Automobile service center and Spa,Battery charge -Padhur-606 115

List of villages in Ulundurpet Taluk[edit]

  1. Adhaiyur
  2. A.Kurumbur
  3. A.Pudur
  4. A.kolathur
  5. Adanur
  6. Alangiri
  7. Alankuppam
  8. Alvarmalai
  9. Amur
  10. Anaivari
  11. Anathur
  12. Andikuzhi
  13. Anganur
  14. Arali
  15. Arasampoondi
  16. Arasur
  17. Arinatham
  18. Arumbalavadi
  19. Arumbattu
  20. Asanur
  21. Athipakkam
  22. Athipattu
  23. Attur
  24. Avalam
  25. Chinnakuppam
  26. Chettiyandal
  27. Deviyanandal
  28. Dhamal
  29. Dhanasamudram
  30. Edaikkal
  31. Edalavadi
  32. Edayalam
  33. Ellaigramam
  34. Emam
  35. Eraiyur
  36. Eswarakandanallur
  37. Gramam
  38. Ilavathadi
  39. Iluppayar
  40. Irundai
  41. Iruvelpattu
  42. Kalamarudur
  43. Kalathur
  44. Kalavanur
  45. Kallakurichi
  46. Kallamedu
  47. Kambattu
  48. Kanaiyar
  49. Kandalavadi
  50. Kannarampattu
  51. Karadipakkam
  52. Karapattu
  53. Kattuedayar
  54. Kattunemili
  55. Kattusellur
  56. Kiliyur
  57. Killakkumarudur
  58. Killapalayam
  59. Kilthanialampattu
  60. Kiranur(Ulundurpettai)
  61. Kommasamudram
  62. Konalavadi
  63. Kottarakuppam
  64. Kondasamuthiram
  65. Kooranur
  66. Koothanur
  67. Koottadi
  68. Koovadu
  69. Koovagam
  70. Korattur
  71. Kothanur
  72. Kumaramangalam
  73. Kunamangalam
  74. Kunjaram
  75. Kunnathur
  76. Madampattu
  77. Madapattu
  78. Mailadunthangal
  79. Mamandur
  80. Mambakkam
  81. Manalur
  82. Mattigai
  83. Mazhavarayanur
  84. Melthanialampattu
  85. Mepuliyur
  86. Mepuliyur
  87. Mettathur
  88. Moolasamudram
  89. Mudiyanur
  90. Nachiyarpettai
  91. Nagar
  92. Nannaram
  93. Narippalayam
  94. Nathamur
  95. Nedumanur
  96. Neivanai
  97. Nonayavadi
  98. Odappankuppam
  99. Oddanandal
  100. Odiyanandal
  101. Olaiyanur
  102. Orathur
  103. Pa.Killanur
  104. Pachaiveli
  105. Padur
  106. Pali
  107. Pallavadi
  108. Pandur
  109. Parameswari Mangalam
  110. Paravanandal
  111. Parikkal
  112. Parindal
  113. Parugampattu
  114. Pazhangunam
  115. Perangiyur
  116. Periyasevalai
  117. Periyakurukkai
  118. Periyakuppam.v
  119. Periyapattu
  120. Perumapattu
  121. Perumbakkam
  122. Elavanasur kottai
  123. Pillayarpalayam
  124. Pinnalavadi
  125. Pogaipattai
  126. Poondi
  127. Poovanur
  128. Poyyarasur
  129. Pu.Killanur
  130. Pu.Malayanur
  131. Pudukalani
  132. Pudur
  133. Pullur
  134. Puthamangalam
  135. Puthanandal
  136. Ragunathapuram
  137. Ravatharayankuppam
  138. Salapakkam
  139. Saravanapakkam
  140. Sathanur(Elavanchur)
  141. Seevamangalam
  142. Semangalam
  143. Sembattamalayanur
  144. Sembiyanmadevi
  145. Semmanandal
  146. Semmanangur
  147. Sendamangalam
  148. Sendanadu
  149. Sengurichi
  150. Senjikuppam
  151. Sidevi
  152. Sikampattu
  153. Sikkadu
  154. Sirulappattu
  155. Sirunagalur
  156. Sirupakkam
  157. Sirupuliyur (or) Siruthapuliyur
  158. Siruthanur
  159. Siruvathur
  160. Sithanangur
  161. Sivapattinam
  162. Somasipalayam
  163. Sundaravadi
  164. T.Kulathur
  165. T.Kumaramangalam
  166. Thenkunam
  167. Thenmangalam
  168. Thirunavalur
  169. Thulangampattu
  170. Tirunarankontrai
  171. Tiruppayar
  172. U.Nemeli
  173. U.Sellur
  174. Ulundur
  175. Vadakurumbur
  176. Vadamambakkam
  177. Vanampattu
  178. Vandippalayam
  179. Vannagappadi
  180. Veeramangalam
  181. Vellaiyur
  182. Velur
  183. Vijayankuppam
  184. Thoppaiyankulam

Place of religious worship[edit]

Hindu
  • Sri Sarada Ashram is a spiritual center in Ulundurpet. Sri Sarada Ashram is located conveniently on the Chennai-Tiruchirapalli highway(NH 45). It is a traditional spiritual center that undertakes educational, agricultural, rural development, natural resource management, health and emergency relief activities. The ashram is managed by ascetic sisters, the disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Special prayers are conducted annually and lots of people from various parts of the world visit here. Sri Ramakrishna Gurukulam, a residential matriculation school works under the management of the ashram. The ashram also renders its helping hand to the miserable and suffering class. Vocational training programs are given for rural women. Mobile health services and free hostel facilities for poor girls are offered.
  • Thiruvennainallur is a Shivasthalam at about 7 km north.
  • The Perianayagi Madha Shrine at Konankuppam is located 12 km away from Ulundurpettai from Chennai, it is about 200 km to reach Ulundurpet which is in the Chennai - Trichy highway. Konankuppam is about 12 km from Ulundurpet via Mangalampet. It takes about 10 minutes journey to reach Mangalampet which is in Ulundurpet - Virudhachalam road.
  • Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Padur, 7 km away from Ulundurpet.
  • Narasimha Perumal Koil, Parikkal, 11 km away from Ulundurpet.
  • Koothandavar Temple, Koovagam, 15 km from Ulundurpet. Koovagam is a village in the Ulundurpettai taluk in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its annual festival of transgender and transvestite individuals, which takes fifteen days in the Tamil month of Chitrai (April/May). The festival takes place at the Koothandavar Temple dedicated to Aravan (Koothandavar). People from different places travel to this festival.
Jain
  • Jinagiri Teerth is a beautiful three-pinnacled temple built during the period of Chola dynasty. The deity is the black-colored (original stone color) idol of Bhagvan Parshwanath in the Kayotsarga posture. There is also another idol of Bhagvan Chandraprabh Swami in the temple.
Islam
  • Thowheeth mosque,Ulundurpet.
  • Ravlathul Janna mosque,Ulundurpet.
  • big Palli,Ulundurpet.
  • bazar Mosque,Ulundurpet.
  • Ahle hadees Pallivasal,Ulundurpet.
  • Tntj Mosque,Ulundurpet.
  • Jamia Pallivasal,Ulundurpet.
Christian

Politics[edit]

Ulundurpet is one of the state assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

Here the list of MLA's in Ulundurpet during the year 1952-2011 are,

Year Winner Party
1952 M. Kandaswamy Padayachi Indian National Congress
1957 M. Kandaswamy Padayachi Indian National Congress
1962 Manonmani Swatantra Party
1967 M. Kandaswami Padayachi Indian National Congress
1971 V. Subramaniam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 V. Thulukkanam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1980 K. Rangasamy Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1984 M. Anandan Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1989 K. ANGAMUTHU Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1991 M. Anandan Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1996 A. Mani Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2001 N. Ramu Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2006 K. Thirunavukkarasu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2011 R. Kumaraguru Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provisional Population Totals - Tamil Nadu-Census 2011" (PDF). Census Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 4 July 2013.