History of Tiruppur


திருப்பூர் is a textile city located on the banks of Noyyal River. It is the administrative headquarters of the Tirupur district is a textile hub and a vast generator of employment for unskilled temporary workers.
திருப்பூர் மாவட்டம் is a district of the Tamil Nadu, formed in October 2008. This district is formed with these taluks from Coimbatore district and Erode district: Tirupur, Avinashi, Palladam, Dharapuram, Kangeyam and Udumalpet. Tirupur city is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Tirupur the name has emerged during the olden ages . Tirupur has been said that the shepherds of Pandavas were stolen by thieves and the same was recaptured by his forces. That's why it is known as Thiruppu=turn-oor=place.  The old name of Dharapuram which is "Viradapuram", where the name is also been quoted in verses of the Mahabarath names. Artifacts of ancient city of Tirupur has been collected as coins, old pottery items found in many places of the modern city during excavation for new buildings.


In the "Kanchi Maanadhi" (the Noyyal River) some of the earliest Chola stone carvings have mentioned, about the fertile sand that it deposits on its banks. It is evident from it that the land around Tirupur was fertile and thus agriculture flourished in the region. That's why today too Tirupur is a centre for trading of cotton, vegetables, Tirupur banian industry, Cotton market, the famous uthukklui butter . One of the oldest temples located in heart of the city is “The Visveswaraswamy temple”. It has been said by ancestors that the "Lingam" (the statue of Lord Shiva) that is present in this temple was left by a Chola king when he was carrying this idol from Kasi.

Tirupur has carved its name in the Indian history even before the independence of India. The legendary Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar, Dheeran Chinnamalai fought against the British forces and was hanged in the Sankagiri Fort by the British. Tirupur Kumaran, one of the freedom fighters was killed during lathi charge when he was on a patriotic march in the Kumaran Road against the British without letting down Indian National Flag . It still remains as a great inspiration to the people of the city. Tirupur's main road is named after Kumaran.



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