Sulur Panchayat
Coimbatore District
Tamil Nadu State, IndiaBETA
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Coordinates: 11.03°N 77.13°E
Sulur
[[States and territories of India|]]
-District(s)
Tamil Nadu
-Coimbatore
Coordinates 11.03°N 77.13°E
Area
-Elevation

-340m
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Population(2001)
-Density
24,359
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Sulur is a town panchayat in Coimbatore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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Geography

Sulur is located at 11.03°N 77.13°EFalling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sulur. It has an average elevation of 340metres (1115feet).



Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Sulur had a population of 24,359. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. 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.

Town and the People

Sulur is well connected by buses from coimbatore and it has a small railway station namely 'sulur junction'. The nearest domestic airport is in coimbatore. Sulur is about 30 minutes drive from Coimbatore airport. Sulur has a Main bus stand and buses to Tirupur, Palladam, Ukkadam, Gandhipuram, Peelamedu and to all the nearby villages are available. Sulur has a police station,a BSNL telephone exchange and a Panchayat office.

The local people is predominantly made of thevar and gounder community. Sulur has many cotton mills and provides employment to approximately 5000 to 10000 people from Sulur and from the nearby villages. Most of the poeple who cannot continue their studies after school join these mills and the knitwear companies of Tirupur. The local market(Sulur Sandhai) opens near the banks of Sulur river every friday. People from Sulur and from the nearby villages gather here and sell their vegetables and fruits here.

The people of sulur are known for their hospitality. The 'pongal vizha' conducted in sulur is very popular.This pongal vizha is conducted in "Anna Kalaiarangam" which is the common stage in Sulur where all the get togethers happen.

Temples

Sulur has numerous temples out of which Perumal kovil ,Eswaran kovil and Mahakaliamman kovil are very popular. Perumal kovil and Eswaran kovil are situated on the beautiful banks of Sulur Lake. It also has the famous Kumaran Kottam temple constructed by RVS group of Institutions. In Perumal kovil 'pepper' is given to devotees which is not done in any other Venkateshwara temple all over the world. This has a story behind it.The story goes like this. A merchant was travelling through the forests of sulur to go to nearby town to sell his items(eatables). Since it became night he decided to take rest in the temple.When he was about to sleep GOD appeared before him in the form of a poor farmer and asked him if he had anything to eat. The merchant told that he had nothing except pepper in all his bags which cannot be eaten. So GOD said ok and left the place. In the next day when he wokeup to his surprise he found all his bags to contain pepper. Then he realised the person who came the previous day was not an ordinary man but GOD Balaji. He immediately went before the statue and cried to forgive him. GOD appeared before him and told that he will be forgiven and asked him to renovate the temple and said pepper will be given to all his disciples from that day.

Sulur, Air Force Station (VO45)

The Indian Air Force station (No 5, Base Repair Depot) is located in the east outside the town, in Kangayampalayam village. It was used in World War II by the Royal Navy's Fleet Arm.

Educational Institutions

The following are the schools in Sulur

  • Govt Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Govt Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Kalaivani Matriculation School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS Sulur
  • Kennedy Matriculation School
  • RVS Matriculation Higher secondary School

The colleges include 'RVS Arts and science college','RVS Pharmacy college','RVS B.Ed College'.All the colleges in Sulur are run by RVS Group.

Famous Personalities

The Boys higher secondary school in sulur had produced so many famous personalities like

  • S.R.Karuppannan, I.A.S
  • S.V.Laxmanan, Ex MLC
  • S S Ponmudi, former M.L.A (D.M.K)
  • S S Vanangamudi, Managing Director of Apex Laboratories Chennai.
  • S.M.Veluchamy former A.I.A.D.M.K Minister
  • Actor Sivakumar (Father of popular actor Surya)
  • Actor and Director Manivannan.
  • S.R Thangavel, EX President for sulur Town Panchaiat
  • K.Marappan Gounder, Leading Fertilizer Merchant

References

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