Sulur Town Panchayat

Town Profile

  1. Sulur Town Panchayat Located 19.00 K.M distance from Coimbatore District.
  2. Nearest Railway Station Name : Sulur Railway Station (Muthugoundarpudur) , This Railway Station Located 3.00 k.m Distance from sulur
  3. Nearest Airport Located in : Kangayampalayam - Sulur military Air Force Station - 1 KM, Coimbatore International Civil Airport - 15 KM
  4. Bus Route Details : : Ukkadam–Sulur Aero - 19B,30B,30C, Gandhipuram-Sulur Aero - 19C,30J, Gandhipuram – Appanaickenpatti-19D, Ukkadam –Appanaickenpattipudur - 19E, Ukkadam–Kalangal - 30A, Gandhipuram–Somanur - 30D, Ukkadam – Chelakarachal - 30E, Somanur–Ukkadam - 30H, 30G, 30F, Gandhipuram-Kalangal-41A, Gandhipuram - Kumarapalayam-41D, Gandhipuram– Kannampalayam, Sulur - 65A, Ukkadam– Kodangipalayam- 105, ESI Hospital–Anupatti -105A, Ukkadam– Kombakadupudur-105B, Gandhipuram – Vadhampachery-105C
  1. Thiruvenkata Perumal Kovil - Ward No : 18 - Street Name - Railway Feeder Road
  2. Vaithiyanatha Eswaran Kovil - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Railway Feeder Road
  3. Atthanoor Amman Kovil - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Angalamman Kovil Street
  4. West Mahaliamman Kovil - Ward No : 18 - Street Name - Railway Feeder Road
  5. Kattoor Mahaliamman Kovil - Ward No : 12 - Street Name - Kalangal Road
  6. Meenakshi Amman Kovil - Ward No : 13 - Street Name - Vasantha Vihar
  7. Angalamman Kovil - Ward No : 18 - Street Name - Railway Feeder Road
  8. East Angalamman Kovil - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Angalamman Kovil Street
  9. Ayyanar Temple - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Karayampatti Thottam Road
  10. Irulappasamy Kovil - Ward No : 12 - Street Name - Marudhathevar Street
  11. Pudur Vinayaga Temple - Ward No : 12 - Street Name - Trichy Road
  12. Narshima Perumal Kovil - Ward No : 15 - Street Name - Venkatrama Ayyar Street
  13. C.S.I. Church - Ward No : 8 - Street Name - Market Road
  14. Musuthi - Ward No : 10 - Street Name - Market Road
  15. T.E.L.C. Church - Ward No : 16 - Street Name - Trichy Road
  16. Punitha Mary Church - Ward No : 2 - Street Name - Trichy Road
Festival Name How many Days Celebrated Which Month Celebrated No of Peoples ParticipatedNotified/Non Notified
Pongal3JAN5000NON-NOTIFIED
Perumal Kovil Cart Festival1SEP2000NON-NOTIFIED
Katoor Mahaliamman Kovil Festival7MAY35000NON-NOTIFIED
West Mahaliamman Kovil Festival7APR5000NON-NOTIFIED
Nearest City Name Direction Distance from Town Panchayat
Kangayampalayam Village PanchayatEast2.00 K.m
Kannampalayam Town PanchayatWest2.00 K.m
Muthugoundanpudur Village PanchayatNorth3.00 K.m
Kalangal Village PanchayatSouth5.00 K.m

COIMBATORE DISTRICT

SULUR TOWN PANCHAYAT

PROFILE

Introduction           

Sulur is a panchayat town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also a legislative constituency in the Coimbatore parliament constituency.


Location

Sulur Village is a Selection grade Town Panchayat in Coimbatore District (from 15.12.1970) under Tamil Nadu Municipalities Act 1920. Sulur Town Panchayat is situated on Eastern side of Coimbatore City at distance of about 19 Km on Coimbatore – Trichy (Coimbatore to Nagarkovil NH-67) National Highway.

Town History

The history of Sulur dates back to about 2300 years ago; ancient coins dating back to third century BC have been found at Sulur. During the ninth century AD, Adithya Cholan introduced agriculture in Sulur. The Sulur Reservoir was constructed during the reign of Adithya Chola. The Sulur pond was reconstructed in thirteenth century AD during the rule of Sundra Pandian.

Sulur was called Suralur until the ninth century and from the ninth century to fourteenth century it was called Ariyapirati Nallur, during the regime of Adithya Chola. Until the eighteenth century it was called Sundrapandiya Nallur, during the regime of Sundra Pandiyan. From eighteenth century it was called Suranur, which in due course got transformed to Sulur. There are several theories for this name; it may be for a type of sugar cane, Sural, or for a previous ruler, Suranoor.

There is a rumour that previous name of Sulur was Suranoor. As the Surasamsaram, the fight depicting the demon Suran and Lord Murugan, was famous in this place in earlier days, later the name transformed to 'Suralur' then in due course it got changed to the current name 'Sulur'. The Megalithic pottery [sulur dish] dating to first century has been found in archeological digs at sulur and is currently in display at the British Museum, London (No:1935.4-19.15). The inscriptions on the pottery might even be from the harappa civilization.

Boundaries

Sulur is surrounder in the east by Kangayampalayam Village Panchayat, west by Kannampalayam Town Panchayat, North by Irugur Town Panchayat and south by Kalangal Village Panchayat.

Topography:

The town is located at 11 North latitude and 77 East longitude. It has an average elevation of 340 metres. The topographical survey and geotechnical investigation has been carried out to obtain requisite information such as ground levels, soil profile, main roads, landmarks and etc.,

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, Sulur had a population of 27,909. Though this census is somewhat inaccurate. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Sulur has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 72%. In Sulur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Boat house :

One Boat house is situated in S.F. No: 367, Railway Feeder Road in Sulur Village. There are 2 boats fitted with 9.9 H.P. Motors.  These are all functioning with fuel of Petrol and Kerosin.  Further 4 Nos of Pedaling Boats and one Rolling Boat is running.  The extent of the area of the pond is about 177 Acres.  It is now full of water.  Fee for adults Rs. 10/- per head and Children Rs. 5/- per head for one round.  Fee for Pedaling boat Rs. 30/- for Half our hour.  We are collecting the same amount for Row Boat.  Apparently there is a Children’s Park in the Northern Side of the boat house.  The Children’s used the Park with free of cost.  The boat house and the children’s Park is housed with full of people and Children.


Pongal festival:

Every year Pongal Festival is Celebrated in a Grand manner.   Sulur people from all communities gather together to celebrate this Tamil festival which is a main festation of commercial harmony and unity among people of for the fast 15 years more than 300 various cultural and sports competitions are conducted by the Pongal committee to all people from 6 years old to 60 years old.  Two days science and painting Exhibition also conducted in which all Local students are Participating.  More than 800 youngsters from both Sex, will participate.  More than 2000 prices will be given to boost all sided development of the youth. Regarding Pongal Festival Science Exhibition is being conducted in the premises of Sulur Town Panchayat compound.

Sulur science park:

Sulur Science Park is situated in Kalangal Road in front of the S.R.S. Kalyana Mandapam in Sulur.  There is a Library which having many Science books alone for the use of youngsters.  There are informations about 262 world famous scientist including 53 Indian Scientist.  A4 size Laminated Photos and profiles of all the Scientist are provided in the Science Park.  In order to develop Scientific Temper in the minds of youngsters, the Science Park.


Historical Importance

Sulur is a known village of a historical background of 2300 years.  It is situated on banks of Noyyal River which is one of Tributaries to Cavery River.  2000 year ago it was a trade centre for precious stones having business contacts with Greece and Rome, Earan’s  conis were excavated in Sulur by Archeological department. It is situated not only on banks of Noyyal River but also on the Rasakesyari Peruvazi Salai now known as NH. 67.  Precious stones used in jewellary were found in abundance in Sulur.  Because of these factors the Sulur was one of the oldest towns of Tamil Nadu having trade links with Greeks and Romans.


Pilgrim Centers

Thiru Venkatanatha Perumal Kovil and Easwaran Kovil were built by Chola Kings and renovated by Pandian Kings in 14 century A.C. and from that time on wards there are places of interest for the Pilgrims. Very oldest temples of Sulur are Atthanoor Amman Kovil, Ayyanar Kovil. An epigraph of 8th century A.D. was found during the renovation work of Thiruvenkatanather Kovil.

That epigraph, speaks about one Veera Narayana Cheran alias Kokanda Veeranarayana who had donated lands to these temples for their maintenance. Both these Gods were worshiped as safe guarding deities of the Village.

Vaithiyanatha Eswaran Kovil

Here both the idols of Vaithianather and his wife Thaiyal Nayagi, were executed and worshiped by the people. During rule of Chola Kingdom, in the 10th century A.D. 108 Sivalayas were constructed by cholas through out Tamil Naud.  Sulur Siva temple is one of the 108 Siva Temples.


Thiruvenkata Perumal Kovil

During the rule of Vijayanakar Kingdom, it was renovated and reconstructed. Both the Siva and Perumal temples were reconstructed and renovated during rule of Pandia King  Sundarapandyan.  More than six hundred acres of land, were donated to both the temples for the maintenance and worship. In those time Sulur was named as Sundarpandia Nallur. One Pudurar Maruthachala Thevar had donated 13 acres land on the southern side of Trichy Coimbatore Main Road in Kangayampalayam and made a chariot is be utilized in the yearly chariot festival.  The land was donated only for the proper maintenance of chariot and chariot festival.

           

Another Importance Temples

The Atthanooramman Temple and Iyyanar Temple are the earliest temples of Sulur. Meenakshi Amman Kovil, Narshima Perumal Kovil, Karuppa Rayan Kovil, Kathayee Kurunganni Kovil, Veeramathi Kovil and member of temples are belonged to separate clans. West Mahaliamman Kovil, Kattoor Mahaliamman Kovil, Mariamman Kovil, Angalamman Kovil and East Angalamman Kovil, Adhi Dravidar Marriamman Kovil, Kongalamman Kovil, Pudur Vinayaga Temple  and Adimadaiyan Pillaiyar Kovil, Madurai Veeran and Soorathal Kovil and also Madurai Veeran Kovil are other important temples in Sulur.