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Vallioor is one of the fastest growing towns in Tirunelveli district. This town is located along NH 7. It gets its name from the goddess Valli, consort of Lord Murugan. The place connects the big city of Tirunelveli to the towns of Nagercoil and Kanyakumari on NH 7.
Once a shanty village with farmers and shepherds, The people of Vallioor are known for their business acumen and high standard of education. The beautiful Murugan Temple, the oceanic Valliyoor Kulam, the wide and appeasing Kuravan Malai(Western Ghats) gives the town a beautiful look and feel. Vallioor has old temples, churches and good Kalyanamandapams, bus station, schools of international standards, fire stations, vibrant transport system and much more. The place is also provided with good schools and staying facilities. It has a theatre.
Sri Subramaniyar Swâmi Kovil
This ancient Murugan temple is located at Vallioor, not far from Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. It has been revered by the Tiruppukazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.
The presiding deity here is Subramaniyar, and the sanctum enshrines an image of Murugan with that of his consort Valli. The temple has a rock-cut sanctum carved out of a hill and several mandapams surrounding it. There are also shrines to Natarajar and Dakshinamūrti here. The Saravanapoikai tank is located adjacent to the hill. The diamond studded Vel held by Subramaniyar is of great beauty.
Legend has it that Indra and Agastyar worshipped Subramanyar here. Legend also has it that the Saravanapoikai tank was created when Murugan struck his spear to the ground, upon being requested by his consort.
Legend has it that this temple was first discovered by a Pandya king who came here on a hunting expedition after visiting the Perumal temple at Tirukkurunkudi and that the temple was expanded by his descendents. Vallioor was under the governance of Kulasekhara Pandyan of the 13th century, who fortified the village.
Giri pradakshinam is considered to be of importance here as in Tiruvannamalai, Kunnakkudi and Palani. Seven worship services are carried out each day. Skanda Sashti is celebrated with great splendour here as are the float festival in the month of Karttikai and the annual festival in the month of Chittirai. Kodai in Sudlaimadan Temple is celebrated on the first Friday of Adi month and draws devotees from all over the world.
The recent addition to Valliyur is the United Volunteer Service Society (UVSS) - New Life Home for Aged Destitutes. Located about 7 km (4.3 mi) towards Eruvadi. This is a new initiative by like minded people and does not involve any specific religious group or Government or specific community.
It is the center city of the big cities, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil. It takes half an hour from Vallioor to reach Kudankulam where the atomic power station is constructed now.
Meanwhile, 25 km (16 mi) from the town is a place named Aral-vhai-mozhi (en route to Nagercoil). Between this stretch is present South Asia's largest wind power generation centre. Since this place is good at climate conditions and near to the western ghats the wind power generation systems came into existence and the only one in India.
Like every city has its unique food item, Valliyur has its tasty 'Rasa Vadai'
The UO code for vallioor is TN-72V
vehicles under TN-72Q,R,V,AZ,AY,AX,AW,AV,AU are from this UO The UNIT Regional Transport Office(UO) located at the outskirts of the city issues licences, registration etc. for the southern part of the Tirunelveli district.
transport, and hotels.
List of village panchayats
- Alanginar Thirumalapuram
- Elayanainar kulam
- Therkku Karunkulam-sanganapuram
- Therkku Valliyoor_
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