Thiruvannamalai District – An Overview

Thiruvannamalai District – An Overview

About Tiruvannamalai Temple
The most of the devotees in Tamilnadu visit Tiruvannamalai for Temple. History says that Annamalai was not a hill to reach in the early days. It means Annamalai was the fire form that never came close to anyone.
The name of the hill is called the Thiru (for greatness) + Annamalai = Thiruvannamalai by the name of Lord, as the Lord is in the form of fire. There are also Individual places for Pancha Bootha Sakthi in Tamil Nadu. Annamalai is the place where Agni Sakthi is situated.
Thiruvannamalai, a traditional spiritual attraction, is now very popular. Thiruvannamalai is famous and best for Giravalam. The premises of the temple architecture are of great reverence.
Devotees from many parts of South India come to visit during many festivals mainly the Karthikai Deepam festival annually. The history of this magnificent Tiruvannamalai District is very Ancient.
Apart from these, the areas like Arani, Devikapuram, and Vandavasi have been main places in the British rule. In the beginning, Sambhuvaiyars, who was a small ruler under the Cholas, was then headed by the army headed by the government. The Fort of Kailasanathar and the Fort in Arani are witnesses to it.
The Thiruvannamalai District was part of the North Arcot District and was functioning from September 30, 1989, to September 30. It is bounded by Vellore District to the North and Kanchipuram in the East, Villupuram in the South and Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri District in the West.
Administrative Units
Thiruvannamalai, Arani, and Cheyarai for Thiruvannamalai District are the three divisions of Thiruvannamalai and divided into 12 Taluks namely Tiruvannamalai, Keelpennathur, Chengam, Thandarampattu, Polur, Kalasapakkam, Arani, Chethupattu, Cheyyar, Vembakkam, Vandavasi, Jamunamarathur. It has 18 Panchayat Unions and 4 Municipalities with 10 Town Panchayats and 860 Panchayats.
Location
Thiruvannamalai District is located in the Northern part of Tamil Nadu and it was 190 km from Chennai, 210 km away from Trichy at a distance. The total area is 6188 square kilometers.
Agriculture
Thiruvannamalai District is the district with rice production in the forefront. It is the first quality that is here to be exported to other parts of the state also to other states and abroad. Cereals like paddy, sugarcane, banana and perennial crops like peanuts, corn, and millet are grown in large quantities. Millets are grown in the Javvathu Hills. There is also fruit, such as jackfruit and cheetah are cultivated and banana is grown in large quantities. About 56 percent of the total population depends on agriculture.
Industry
In Tiruvannamalai District, Industries are a very low number available. Sugar Mills are located in Cheyyar, Polur, Konlunthampattu areas. Lakshmi Saraswathi Cotton Mill is located in Sevur at Arani. In Cheyyar SIPCOT premises are made of shoes and motor spare parts. A large number of black stones, colors stones, and soft stones are available in this district.
Travel
The Thiruvannamalai Annamalaiyar Temple is located in the capital of the district and is renowned for its brilliant Renukaambal temple, the Thanjangar Banda Rangan Temple, and the Devikapuram Periyanayaki Temple. Apart from these, tourist places like Sattanur Dam, Parvathalai, Jawadu Talalai, Mamandur Cave Temples, Tirumalai Jain Temple, Goolamandal, Brahmadeshasam are the other tourist attractions.
Education
There are a total of 1798 armpits, 219 high schools, and 160 high schools. Apart from these, the Forest School, Jawahar Reddy School, the School and the CBSE schools in the city are covered by the education of the students. Aryan, Chengam and Polar Educational Districts have been created to divide 2 academic districts of Thiruvannamalai and Chevar for administrative purpose.
Health
There are 417 healthcare centers, 114 primary health centers and 20 government hospitals in all districts of Thiruvannamalai and one hospital and hospital in the district are being welfare. There are 5 medicines and 113 pharmacies for livestock maintenance.
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