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Tiruvannamalai District

Tiruvannamalai District

About Tiruvannamalai District and Its History

  • Tiruvannamalai district was ruled by small kings like Sambuvarayars, who were under the control of the Chola dynasty. After that, it was ruled by Vijayanagara Kings, Arcot Nawabs, and British.
  • In the year 1989, on 30th September, this Tiruvannamalai district was separated from North Arcot district and formed as Tiruvannamalai Sambuvarayar district. Later it was changed to Tiruvannamalai district by the year 1997.
  • Arunachaleswarar temple is considered as one of the major Shiva temples, very large temple located in the beautiful mountainous environment. A large number of devotees from all over India come to participate in the girivalam held here on every full moon day. It is worth mentioning that there are about 100 temples in Tiruvannamalai area.
  • This town has the honor of being the birthplace of Arunagirinathar, who sang Thiruppugal. Arani in this district is famous for silk sarees. The fragrant Javvadu Hill is also located here. Karthikai Deepam festival is very famous in this temple.
  • Tiruvannamalai district is bordered by Kanchipuram, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and Villupuram districts.

Tiruvannamalai District Complete Details

Tiruvannamalai District Information
Total Area 6,188 sq.kms
Total Population 24,64,875
Male Population 12,35,889
Female Population 12,28,986
Population Density 398/sq.km
Average Annual Rainfall 1046 mm
Climate Condition 37.1*c Maximum and 16.9*c Minimum
STD Landline Code 04175
Pin Codes 606***
Nearest Airport Chennai International Airport (180 km from Tiruvannamalai)
Bus Stand Tiruvannamalai Central Bus Station, Vellore road, Tiruvannamalai
Railway Station Tiruvannamalai Railway Station, Railway Station Rd, Mathalangulam, Tiruvannamalai
Tiruvannamalai District Court Contact Number 04175 232941
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04175 233333 / 9444137000, collrtvm@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04175 232474 / 8754470089, dphtvm@tn.nic.in
District Education Office Telephone Number 04175 224379, ceotvm@nic.in
District Employment Office Number 04175 233381, deo.tvm@tn.gov.in
Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04175 233006 / 9445000905, dro.tntvm@nic.in
Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04175 223001, drotvmalai@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 12 Taluks - Arni, Chetput, Cheyyar, Vembakkam, Vandavasi, Jamanamarathur,
Tiruvannamalai, Kilpennathur, Chengam, Thandarampattu, Kalasapakkam Polur
Head Post Office Phone Number 04175 253041
Tiruvannamalai Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Tiruvannamalai Emergency Numbers

Tiruvannamalai Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Sathanur Dam
Built at Pennaiyar River, about 31 kilometers from Tiruvannamalai, this dam has beautiful structures that attract tourists. Many movies were shooted in this dam. There is a small crocodile farm here.

Ramanasramam, built by the famous religious sage Ramana Maharishi, is located near the temple. It is noteworthy that devotees from all over the world come here.

Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram / Visiri Samiyar
An ashram of Yogi Ram Surathkumar, who is known as Visiri Samiyar, is located near Ramanasram.

Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple
Arunachaleswarar Temple, shaped like a jothilingam, is beautifully displayed at the foot of the hill. It is believed that the Lord appears in the form of a jothi at Thiruvannamalai, one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams. Distinguished as the largest of the Lord Shiva temples, the imposing tower of this temple is full of eye-catching features.
The most popular festival is Deepam which is celebrated for 10days in the month of Karthigai. Similarly, Arudra darshan which takes place in the month of Margazhi is also significant. Thiruvoodal vaibhavam celebrated in Thai month is also special. The brahmotsavam festival held in Karthigai is also famous in this temple.

Other Tourist Places in Thiruvannamalai District

  • Renugambal Temple
  • Padaiveedu Amman temple
  • Valapandal
  • Poondi Samiyar Samadhi
  • Bheema Waterfalls
  • Kelappan Yeri
  • Amirthi Zoological Park

Revenue Divisions – 2 (Tiruvannamalai and Cheyyar)
Municipalities – 4 (Tiruvannamalai, Aarani, Vandavasi, Cheyyar)
Town Panchayats – 10 (Chengam, Chettupattu, Kalambur, Polur, Kannamangalam, Kizh Pennathur, Vettavalam, Thesur, Peranamallur, Pudupalayam)
Blocks – 18 (Anakavoor, Aarani, Chengam, Chettupattu, Cheyyar, Javadhu Malai, Kalasapakkam, Kizh Pennathur, Peranamallur, Polur, Pudupalayam, Thandarampattu, Thellur, Thurinjapuram, Tiruvannamalai, Vandavasi, Vembakkam, Aarani)
Parliament constituency - 2 (Tiruvannamalai, Aarani))
Assembly constituency - 8 (Chengam, Tiruvannamalai, Kalasapakkam, Polur, Aarani, Cheyyar, Vandavasi, Kizh Pennathur

Other Details
Famous Business Resources - Cheyyar Sugar Mills, Spinning Mills, Pattu Makers, Rice Mandi, Rice Mills
Agriculture and Crops – Rice, Sugarcane, Ragi, Groundnut
Rivers – Cheyyar, Ponnaiyar River
Dams - Sathanur dam

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