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Vadalur
வடலூர்
City
Vadalur Municipality
Motto(s): 
வாய்மையே வெல்லும்
Vadalur
Vadalur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°33′19″N 79°33′18″E / 11.5552°N 79.5551°E / 11.5552; 79.5551Coordinates: 11°33′19″N 79°33′18″E / 11.5552°N 79.5551°E / 11.5552; 79.5551
Country India
State
Tamil Nadu
DistrictCuddalore
Upgraded as Municipality[citation needed]23 August 2021[citation needed]
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyVadalur Municipality
 • Chief MinisterThiru.M.K.Stalin (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
 • CollectorThiru.K.Balasubramaniam IAS
Area
 • Land19.93 km2 (7.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total39,514
 • Density rank397
Demonym(s)Tamilian,Vadalurian
Languages
 • Official LanguageTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)04142
ISO 3166 codeISO 3166-2:IN
Vehicle registrationTN-31,TN-91[2]
Wards18
Revenue Villages3
Member of ParliamentThiru.T.R.V.S.Ramesh
Member of the Legislative AssemblyThiru.M.R.K.Panneerselvam
Websitehttps://www.townpanchayat.in/vadalur

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.

Sathya Gnana Sabai
Sathya Gnana Sabai

History

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.

Festivals

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.

Vallalar
Vallalar

Demographics

As of the 2011 India census,[3] 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.[citation needed]

Revenue villages

Economy

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.[citation needed][4]

Education

Schools

Colleges

Places of interest

Sacred Heart Church Vadalur
Sacred Heart Church Vadalur

Transportation

Train

Vadalur Railway Station
Vadalur Railway Station

Trains and timing

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

COVID-19 restrictions.

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

COVID-19 restrictions.

Bus

Bus routes

Local transports

Auto Rickshaw

Nearby airports

Banks

Hospitals

Markets

Temples

Hindu Temples

Mosques

Churches

Temple for all religions

Areas in Vadalur

Nearby Cities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=690338
  2. ^ Registration Series Allotted to Regional Transport Offices[dead link]Archived 23 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Vadalur Indsturial Estate". Tamil Nadu SIDCO. Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd. Check date values in: |date= (help)