The name Vriddhachalam is obtained from two Sanskrit words - Vriddham which means old and Achalam which means mountain. So, Vriddhachalam means 'old mountain'. It is also called by other name Thirumudhukundram which also means the same. (Thiru = holy, mudhu = old, kundram = hill). It is one of the important railway destination and junction. It serves the midway between Salem, Trichy, Madurai, Chennai rail routes. Very near to Neyveli. The river flowing here (Manimuthar) is considered very spiritual.
As of 2001 India, Virudhachalam had a population of 59,300
It is generally arid with temperatures varying from 20.0 oC to 37.9
K.M from Chennai: Virudhachalam is 228 km
Vriddhachalam is located at 11.50°N 79.33°E
It has an average elevation of 45 m (148 ft).
Places of interests in and around Vriddhachalam
The town is home to the Palamalai Nadhar (Siva) Temple, which is one of the old temples in South India, and the Thiru Kolanjiyappar Temple (Five km from Vriddhachalam), one of the famous temples for Lord Muruga.This Temple was build in 1700
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