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Ariyalur District

Ariyalur District

About Ariyalur District and Its History

  • Ariyalur district is a Municipality, separated from Perambalur district on 23rd November 2007 in state of Tamilnadu.
  • Geographical extent of Ariyalur District is 681.19sq.km; Udayarpalayam 943.30 sq.km & Sendurai 314.82 sq.km.
  • Famous Cement Industries like Arasu Cements, Birla’s, India cements, Dalmia cements and Madras cements have been situated around this district, because industries have been getting potential raw material like Lime Stone.
  • The clay soil available in this district is suitable for cashew crop cultivation. Paddy, Cotton, Maize, Ground nut, Cotton, and Sugarcane are the major crops cultivated in this district.
  • Good Education have been providing by many institutions in this area. Arasunagar Matriculation Higher Secondary School is one of the famous educational institution in Ariyalur District. There are 3 Arts Colleges and 5 Engineering Colleges in the district, including Government Arts College.
  • Various types of sculptures of tree, animal and plant species are found in this district. Dinosaur eggs have been found in Kallangurichi and Ninnyur areas.
  • Before 15 million years, Ariyalur was submerged under the sea.
  • Prehistoric period was considered from B.C. 200000 to A.D. 300. In Sangam period (500B.C. to 300A.D), Ariyalur was ruled by Cholas of Uraiyur and the Malavar Chief of Kollimalai.
  • After 850A.D, this Ariyalur district was ruled by many empires like Cholas, Pandyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar Empire, The Palayam Chiefs, Bijapur Sultans, Marattas, Carnatic Nawabs and British.

Ariyalur District Complete Details

Ariyalur District Information
Total Area 1,949 sq.kms
Total Population 7,54,894
Male Population 3,74,703
Female Population 3,80,191
Average Annual Rainfall 954 mm
Sub Tropical Climate Condition 40*c Max and 22*c Min
STD Code 04329
Pin Codes 621***, 608***, 612***
Nearest Airport Tiruchirapalli Airport (60km from Ariyalur)
Railway Station Perambalur Road (Near Mahasakthi Theatre)
Agriculture Department Contact Number, Email id 04329 228056, jdaariyalur@gmail.com
Collector Office Phone Number, Fax & Email id 04329 228336, 228831, 04329228335 (fax) & collrari@nic.in
Combined District Court Phone Number & Email id 04329 224530, pdc.alr@gmail.com
Employment Office Phone Number & Email id 04329 228641, deo.ari@tn.gov.in
Health Department Phone Number & Email id 04329 228007, ddh.tnari@nic.in
Ariyalur District 4 Administrative Taluks List Ariyalur, Udayarpalayam, Sendurai, & Andimadam
Register Office Phone Number & Email id 04329 222161, droariyalur@tnreginet.net
Head Post Office 04329 222418
Ariyalur Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Ariyalur Emergency Numbers

Ariyalur Tourist Attarctions & Places of Interest

Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Gangaikondacholisvarar temple was constructed by Rajendra Cholan in Gangaikonda Cholapuram at Ariyalur District. The Outer wall was destructed by British in 1896 A.D. and they used the building material for constructing Lower Anicut (Dam across river Kollidam). A Statue of King Rajendra Cholan is found in Kolaram temple at Kolar of Karnataka District. Read More.....

Jayankondam is located 10 kms from Gangaikonda Cholapuram. The original name of Jayankondam was Nellimaragramam. The original name of this place was changed by Emperor Rajendra Cholan.

Sri Kaliyuga Varatharaja Perumal Temple
This temple is situated 5 km from Ariyalur near Kallankurichi. Sri Kaliyuga Varatharaja Perumal Temple was 500 years old temple. "Car Festival" is very famous in this temple during March-April Month. Varadaraja Perumal Temple is one of the famous Vaishnava Pilgrimage centers. Vaikunda Ekadasi Utsavam is held here with great specialty, every year. Special prayers are held in this temple on Saturdays.

This place is located in the way of Perambalur to Thanjavur. King Raja Raja Cholan Built a 20-feet high statue here. From the ancient history, people believe that Lord Nataraja danced in this place with a stag in his hand.

Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary
Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary is located in 35kms north of Thanjavur at Ariyalur District. Total area of the Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary is 454 hectare. During month of November, 2.5 lakhs birds arrive in this sanctuary. 50 species of birds have been found in this sanctuary. The sanctuary receives water from Mettur Dam in the month of September.

Adaikala Madha Shrine Elakurichi
Adaikala Madha Church was built by famous Catholic Missionary Constructive Joseph Beschi popularly known as "Veeramamunivar" in the year of 1711. This Temple is located 65kms from Perambalur in Elakurichi at Ariyalur district.

The famous Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple is located at Thirumazhapadi, situated on the banks of the Kollittakarai near Ariyalur. Markandeyer is said to have come and worshiped here.

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