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Pudukkottai District (Tamil Nadu)
Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009 Posted By: Tony John Member Level: Gold Points: 0
|Author: Latha Jayaprakash 12 May 2009 Member Level: Gold Points: 35 (Rs 35)|
Pudukottai District is one of the smallest districts in the state of Tamil Nadu, with Tiruchirappalli in the north, Thanjavur in the north-east, Bay of Bengal in the east and Ramanthapuram in the south.
The area is about 4661 sq kms and it lies at 78degrees 25' to 79 degrees 15' of the eastern longitude and 9 degrees 50; to 10 degrees 40' of the northern latitude and has the town Pudukottai as the administrative headquarters.
Main Railway lines ( broad gauge lines ) do not touch Pudukottai district , only the meter gauge lines are there. Trichy, Karaaikudi and Manamadurai are the main railway stations in the nearby districts Trichy and Ramnad. Even the national highways do not pass through Pudukottai only state highways are there plus the Village and Panchayat laid roads.
Tourism is yet to develop in a big way in this district even though it has many famous temples. Sri Kokaraneswarar temple, Sittannavasal, Kudumiyamalai, Melakkoil, Viralimalai, Muchukundeswarar temple, Siva and Vishnu temples of Thirumayam are some of the important temples here.
Kodumbalur, also called as Muvalur and is 36 kms from Pudukottai. Irukkavelirs, who were related to Cholas were ruling this area. There were three shrines here at Muvar Koil but only exists at present. Budhi Viramakesan built these temples and they have a unique style of architecture from the other Tamil Nadu temples. Kalarimurthi, Gajasamharamurthi, Ardhanari and Gangadara-murthi etc are some of the interesting masterpieces of sculptures found in the region.
Viralimalai: Viralimalai lies 40 kms to the south of Pudukottai and is well known for the Subramania swamy teple situated on the top of the hill. The temple is said be as old as 15 century one. The idol here has Lord Muruga and his two consorts seated either side on the Peacock with him in the centre. You can also find a peacock sanctuary in this area.
Narthamalai: This place Narthamalai is of historical importance and was the headquarters of the Mutharaiya chieftains. Mutharaiyar built the earliest structural stone temple, circular in shape found in Narthamalai. Vijayalaya Choleeswaram is the cave temple built by the Vijayala Chola when the Cholas took over the area later. Pre-historic burial grounds and the Kadambar-malai temple are also of tourist importance of the area.
Avadiarkovil: This area is in the Aranthangi Taluk and is about 48 kms from Pudukottai. There is a Siva temple dedicated to Lord Athmanatha and it is said that the idol reflects Saint Manickavachagar who installed the temple.
The roof of the Sanctum sanctorum is made of Granite and covered with copper plate which is similar to Chidambaram Natarajar Temple. There are no idols for the deities and pooja is done for the pedestals. This has made the place tourist conscious.
There isn’t much of minerals wealth or resources in this area only a narrow belt of feltspar and quartz are found in Kulattur taluk and pink granite is available in Ponnamaravati area of Tirumayam taluk. Limestone is also reported to be available in Adanakottai area of alangudi taluk but the exploitation of the mineral is very less.
Alangudi, Tirumayam and Kulattur are the three taluks in this district and these have already been declared as the backward areas by the TamilNadu Government, so that the industries can be set up there for a central subsidy of 15 % on fixed capital investment.
M/s. Cauvery Spinning and Weaving Mills Ltd., Cauvery Nagar. (2) M/s. Pudukkottai Textile Mills Ltd., Pudukkottai. (3) M/s. Sri Nadiambal Textile Mills Ltd., Arantangi. (4) M/s. Ramachandran Chemicals (P) Ltd., Kiranur. (5) M/s. Sundaram Industries Ltd., Pudukkottai. (6) The State Government Printing Press, Pudukkottai are the industries found in the area, out of this six units three are placed in the Pudukottai town itself.
There are about 392 small industrial units in this district, wood based industries, tinkering, fabrication of metal products, printing and binding, manufacture of agricultural implements, manufacture of agricultural implements, manufacture of cement tiles and other cement products, automobile servicing and repairing and safety matches are some of them which are placed in and around Pudukottai.
In the Alangudi taluk, Thiruvarangulam and Pudukkottai blocks, some rice mills are found. Other than these we can find many home industries such as pottery, blacksmithy, carpentry, small lime kilns, small brick kilns, basket making, rope making and synthetic gem cutting etc.
Some of the important industries placed in this district are:
National Oxygen Ltd.
SRF Ltd (Shriram Fibers Ltd)
M/s. SRF Nippondenso Ltd a joint venture with Nippon Denso Co. Ltd. of Japan
M/s. SRF Transnational Holdings Ltd.
|Author: Gopi S 21 Apr 2012 Member Level: Gold Points: 2 (Rs 2)|
|The URL of Pudukottai district is http://www.pudukkottai.tn.nic.in/|
Telephone number: 04322-221663, 221624-27 (Office), 04322-221690 (Residence)
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Address of Collectorate office is given below
Collectorate, Pudukottai - 622 001. (Tamilnadu)
Name of the collector is Tmt V Kalaiarasi IAS
|Author: Jebaprincy 22 Jun 2013 Member Level: Diamond Points: 1|
|One more Taluk is now: Karambakkudi|
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