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Anthiyur
—  city  —
Anthiyur
Location of Anthiyur
in Tamil Nadu and India
Coordinates 11.58°N 77.60°E / 11.58°N 77.6°E / 11.58; 77.6Coordinates: 11.58°N 77.60°E / 11.58°N 77.6°E / 11.58; 77.6
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District(s) Erode
Population
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area

Elevation


Anthiyur (also spelt as Andhiyur or Andiyur) is a panchayat town in Erode district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

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Geography

Andiyur is located at 11°35′N 77°36′E / 11.58°N 77.60°E / 11.58; 77.60[1]. It has an average elevation of 251 m (823 ft).

Demographics

Anthiyur is a small town in Tamil Nadu, India in Erode district. It is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains. It is famous for the forest nearby.

Places of interest

Tippu's fort - Almost destroyed.
Bhadrakalliamman temple- This is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu. Every year, in April during the festival more than 100,000 people gather at this temple. People believe that this is one of the most powerful temples in India.

Gurunathaswamy Temple - This is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu. Lord Sri Kamatchi, Sri Perumal and Sri Gurunatha swami are the three lords staying in the temple. The temple is located in Pudupalayam near Anthiyur. A festival which is celebrated every year during August 15 is very famous. The cattle market during this festival is well-known all over India. People sell horses, cows, and goats during this festival and more than 500,000 people gather at this temple. Some of the horses are sold for more than 150,000 Rs. People even come from northern part of India to sell and buy cattle.In this year (2010) Festival celebrate on August-11 (wednesday) to 16 (sunday).

Sri Gurunatha Swamy painting-From Mohan's Painting
gurunathaswamy temple from pudupalayam in anthiyur
gurunathaswamy temple festival from pudupalayam in anthiyur

Angaalamman Temple - This is one of the oldest temple. The Goddess Angaalaparameshwari also called as Angam Alum Parameshwari. "Angam" means Soul. "Alum" means who controls. "Parameshwari" is the name of the Goddess. It is said that she "Angaalamman" controls the Lord Shiva.The festival is conducted once in 5 years during Shiv Rathri for a period of 1 week which attracts a large mass of people.

Varattupallam dam - Varattupallam dam is located at 11°24′N 77°20′E / 11.40°N 77.33°E / 11.40; 77.33 This dam is located 12 km from Anthiyur, just below the mountains. During summer evenings elephants can be seen around the dam. Adjacent to this dam is a mountain road that ends at Mysore, in the state of Karnataka.

Kali Amman Temple in Poonachi - This is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu. Every year, in April during the festival more than 1,000 people gather at this temple. People believe that this is one of the most powerful temples in India so that people use to walk on fire, It won't hurt the people and it's 60 feet long.The kilakku mary amman and mekku mary amman are also very famous in poonachi

First ABG-Adsorbed Biogas-

World's First Adsorbed Biogas (Low Pressure Biogas Storage) Technology is going to be implemented by EM

Politics

Anthiyur (State Assembly Constituency) is part of Tirupur (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Andhiyur was listed as a "Constituency for the Reserved" by M. G. Ramachandran in 1977, who was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state. The last Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA) before this announcement was E.M.Natarajan (1968-1978 as MLA) from Ennamangalam[3] from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party.

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