Thiruthuraipoondi (State Assembly Constituency)
Thiruthuraipundi is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, which includes Thiruthuraipoondi. It is a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency. The constituency is in existence since 1957 election.
AIADMKCandidate for Thiruthuraipoondi Assembly Election 2016 – Mrs. K Uma Maheswari
Legislative Assembly Election Results
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History of Tiruvarur District
Thiruvarur is the administrative headquarters of Tiruvarur district and Tiruvarur taluk. The town was one of the five traditional capitals of the Chola Empire, with one of the emperors of the dynasty, Kulothunga Chola I, having it as his capital. The town is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Marathas and the British.
The town is known for the Thyagaraja temple, and the annual chariot festival held in the month of April. The temple chariot of the Thyagaraja temple, weighing 300 tonnes (660,000 lb) and measuring 90 feet (27 m) tall is the largest temple chariot in Tamil Nadu. Thiruvarur is the birthplace of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, popularly known as the Trinity of Carnatic music of the 18th century CE.
Thiruvarur was a part of Thanjavur district till 1991 and Nagapattinam district until 1997; it became the headquarters of Tiruvarur district when it was carved out of Nagapattinam district in 1997. The Odambokki River passes through the center of the town. Thiruvarur covers an area of 10.47 km2 (4.04 sq. mi) and had a population of 58,301 as of 2011.It is administered by a first grade municipality. The town is a part of the Cauvery delta region and agriculture is the major occupation. Roadways are the major means of transportation with a total of 94.06 km (58.45 mi) of district roads including three national highways passing
Being an agricultural town, the predominant industries are agriculture based like modern rice milling, palm oil refinery, poultry, livestock and coir based. Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation operating a modern rice mill and South India Edible Oil involved in refining oil are the large scale industries in the town. There are small service enterprises involved in automobile servicing, hotels, hospitals, boat repairing and nylon fishnet repairing. There is a weekly market at Thanjai Salai and a daily market maintained by the municipality, where vegetables and fish are sold.
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