Location in Tamil Nadu, India
|Upgraded as Municipality||23 August 2021|
|• Body||Vadalur Municipality|
|• Chief Minister||Thiru.M.K.Stalin (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)|
|• Collector||Thiru.K.Balasubramaniam IAS|
|• Land||19.93 km2 (7.70 sq mi)|
|• Density rank||397|
|• Official Language||Tamil|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2:IN|
|Member of Parliament||Thiru.T.R.V.S.Ramesh|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly||Thiru.M.R.K.Panneerselvam|
Vadalur is a municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is 208 km (129 mi) from Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu. Vadalur is one of the most developed cities in Cuddalore district.
Ramalinga Swamigal, often called Vallalar, established the Sathyagnana Sabhai. He built a famous temple that serves lunch on all days of the year. Thousands of visitors flock to festivals and monthly pooja dates in this temple. Vadalur is well connected by rail and road, and it serves transport to all major cities like Trichy, Chennai, Tanjore, Puducherry, and Kumbakonam.
The Thai Poosam (தைப்பூசம்) function in January is a festival of this place. The Swamigal sang thousands of songs called Thiru Arutppa. This district was named after him for a while. On Thai Poosam thousands of devotees from all over Tamil Nadu visits the temple. More than 10,000 stalls and other entertainment are available for at least a week for the pilgrimages. People serve food, water and fresh juices to the devotees who visit the temple.
As of the 2011 India census, Vadalur had a population of 39,514. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Vadalur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 61%. In Vadalur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. The literacy level is high because of private schools and government schools. Vadalur runs a ceramic factory called Neycer which employs a good number of people from the same place.
Agriculture plays an important role in economic development in Vadalur. The SIDCO Industrial Estate creates many job opportunities for the people of Vadalur. NLC's Coal loading station is located here as well. Small businesses also help in improving economic development in Vadalur.
|Train Name||Arrival||Departure||Days||Current Status|
|06889 Tiruppadripuliyur - Tiruchirapalli DEMU Passenger
(Via from Vadalur,Vridhalachalam Jn, Ariyalur, Srirangam)
|6.39||6.40||Runs Daily||Started to run from 16/12/2021.|
|56513 Karaikkal - KSR Bangalore Fast Passenger
(Via from Vadalur - Vridhalachalam, Attur, Salem, Dharmapuri, Hosur)
|8.49||8.50||Runs Daily||Currently this train is not available due to
|06890 Tiruchirapalli- Tiruppadripuliyur DEMU Passenger
(Via from Srirangam,Ariyalur, Vridhachalam Jn, Vadalur ,Kurinjipadi)
|19.37||19.38||Runs Daily||Started to run from 15/12/2021.|
|56514 KSR Bangalore - Karaikkal Fast Passenger
(Via from Vadalur - Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi,
Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Nagore)
|16.57||16.58||Runs Daily||Currently this train is not available due to
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