Thiruchengodu Details

Origin of the name: The word "Thiruchengodu" means beautiful, steeped hill in Tamil Language.

Population: As of 2001[update] India census, Tiruchengode had a population of 80,177. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.



Agriculture: Agriculture is not done here on a large scale due to lack of abundant water supply as it is solely dependent on the Cauvery river that flows near Pallipalayam, Erode and also dependant on the occasional rains.


Tiruchengode is well known for its educational institutions in the state.


There are numerous private Arts, Science, Paramedical and Engineering Colleges in the town, including:


Some of the famous schools include:


Industries: The major industries here are Rig Spares, Power Looms and Textile Industries, Bus and Lorry Body Building, Lathe Industry, Rice Mills,Granite Factory etc. Tiruchengode is well known for its Rig (Borewell) Lorries.

Tiruchengode can be called "The Borewell Hub of India" as it manufactures the largest number of Borewell Vehicles operated in India.

Movie Theatre

Geography :
 It is at an 11.265N 77.94E

Tourism: .


Ancient walls, mandapams and sculptured pillars (now in a state of disrepair) add to the awe that this temple perpetuates, on top of the hill. The motorway and the renovated Rajagopuram are of recent origin. True to the name Nagagiri, there is a 60 ft long snake carved on the hill.

Although the sanctum faces the West, entrance to it is from the South. A majestic image of Ardanareeswarar adorns the sanctum. There is a water spring at the foot of the image which is said to have been divinely manifested (Uli Padaa Uruvam). There are inscriptions here from the times of Parantaka Chola, Gangaikonda Chola, the Vijayanagar and Mysore Kings and the Nayaks.

Uttsavamurti of this temple is in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA.

The Tiruchengottuvelavar shrine (to Subramanyar) attracts a number of pilgrims.

The Church



In ancient days, Tiruchengode was known as Thirukodimaadachenkunrur - one of the historic places in Tamil Nadu. It was also known as Thiruchengottankudi Nageswaram. It enshrines the Ardhanareeswarar (man-woman) manifestation of Shiva, representing the unity of Shiva and Parvati, is enshrined in this revered hill temple of great significance, accessible by a motorable road; this is an ancient temple mentioned in the Tamil work, Silappadikaram as Neduvelkunru. The red color of the hill is the reason that it was called Chengode. The image above, shows the view of the surrounding area from the top of the Tiruchengode hill. This temple is regarded as the 4th of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamil Nadu. The town lies between 11 o 20'0 " and 11 o 30'0 " Northern Latitude and between 70 o 50'0 " 78 o 0'0 " Eastern Longitude.


K.M from Chennai : Thiruchendur (Tamil Nadu) is 639 km and takes approx 10 hrs by road.


Near By Places : Tiruchengode is in south India in the state of Tamil Nadu, approximately 20 km from Erode, 44 km from Salem, and 35 km from Namakkal.



Tiruchengode's major Festival was the Sengottuvelavar Car Festival known as Vaigasi Visakam (Celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi). The Festival was celebrated for 15 days, with separate cars carrying sengottuvelavar, arthanareeswarar and many small lords. This festival is very famous among the nearby surrounding towns and villages.

Three worship services are offered each day. The late night worship service (Artha Jaama Pooja) is considered to be of importance here. New moon days are also considered to be special.