Vadakkanandal Town Panchayat

Town Profile

  1. Vadakkanandal Town Panchayat Located 92.00 K.M distance from Kallakurichi District.
  2. Nearest Railway Station Name : Chinnasalem , This Railway Station Located 18.00 k.m Distance from vadakkanandal
  3. Nearest Airport Located in : Salem
  4. Bus Route Details : : Kallakurichi to Vadakkanandal - 13 Km
  1. Lord Varadharaja Perumal - Ward No : 17 - Street Name - Kulathumettu Street
  2. Lord Thiyagapadi Amman Kovil - Ward No : 5 - Street Name - Gomukhi Dam
  3. Lord Uma Maheshwarar Temple - Ward No : 4 - Street Name - North Street
  4. Lord Thirowpathi Amman Kovil - Ward No : 13 - Street Name - East Street
  5. Lord Ayyanar Temple - Ward No : 1 - Street Name - New Bus Stand
Festival Name How many Days Celebrated Which Month Celebrated No of Peoples ParticipatedNotified/Non Notified
River Festival1JAN50000NON-NOTIFIED
Nearest City Name Direction Distance from Town Panchayat
PuthucherryEast135.00 K.m
SalemWest105.00 K.m
VelloreNorth160.00 K.m
TrichySouth150.00 K.m


            Vadakkanandal town Panchayat along with the neighbouring settlement of Kachirayapalayam, Ackkarayapalayam, Mettupalayam, Ammapettai and  Vengettammapettai is identified as combine and land enormous potential for cultivation.  Sugarcane and paddy are the important corps in this town Panchayat.  Hence cultivation is the main business of this Town.

              Vadakkanandal town Panchayat is bounded by Karadichithoor Village at north, Mathur Village at South, Kalvarayan hills at west and Ammampalayam Village at east.

            Vadakkanandal Selection Grade Town Panchayat was constituted as Panchayat on 23.11.1897. Vide G.O.No.837 Dated: 23.11.1897.  It was upgraded as first Grade town Panchayat on 14.08.1968 vide proceeding of the Director of  Rural Development, Chennai.  In Roc.No.48546/66/c1 Dated: 14.08.1968.  And proceeding of the Director of Town Panchayat, Channai in Roc.No. 28702/93/05 Dated: 02.12.1992, it was upgraded as Selection Grade Town Panchayat.


             Being in Co-operative sector, the mills strongly believe in production of quality products and dedicated service to rural people.
                The vision behind it is to develop the socio economic condition of rural populace and attaining self sufficiency in sugar production. The hub of activities of sugar mill generate  thousands of employment opportunities  in the area cane cultivation, cane harvest and cane transportation etc.
            The Sugar Industry in Tamilnadu is an important agro-based industry next to textile industry. It plays a major role in the economic development of rural areas in Tamilnadu.The Mill has been started with the objective of augmenting the sugar production of  the country and  generate rural employment.


      TamilNadu Paper Limited (TNPL) has been functioning in this town.  Here, the waste of Sugar Cane has been purchased from the Sugar Mill taw  materials has been manufactured and transported to Karur, Main branch.


                        Gomukhi Nadhi Dam was constructed acrose Gomukhi Nadhi river during the period 1963-1966, at Vadakkanandal town Panchayat in Villupuram District.

            The Gomukhi river takes its sources at extreme Western boundary of the Kallakurichi taluk, flows through the Kalrayan Hills for a length of about 19 Km passes through the plains and joins the Manimuktha Nadhi at about the 72 Km after taking in to the mayura  Nadhi at its 64 Km.  The Manimuktha Nadhi which is formed of Manimuktha Gomukhi and Mayura rivers flows for a distance of about 40 Km and falls in to the river Vellar about 9.6 Km above the sethlathop dam.                 

         The Gomukhi river is an affluent   of the main tributary manimukthanadhi falling in to the river vellar in Villupuram District.  It drains the northern part of the eastern slopes of the Kalvarayan Hills lying along the boundary  between Villupuram And Salem Districts, in the extreme West of Kallakurichi taluk. 


           The infamous temple of such a historical importance has lost maintenance, and has been succumbed to obliteration by culprits and trespassers.  The regular worshippers are bats  and rats, as the access to the temple is no more visible to the visitors, who can worship only the Alagarperulmal at the foothills, sigh at the temple from the ground yard, looking a head, worshipping Lord Varadharaja with much dejection.  The temple and Lord Varadharaja Perumal  and wives Sridhevi and Boodhevi stand in total desperation, requiring attention by the devotees at least for a single nithyakala pooja every day. This temple is under the control of the Hindu Religions and charitable Department.

            A number of sandal wood trees, and other invaluable trees still surround the cliff, but often  cut by culprits, but they however manage to survive despite human attacks.

            The temple in the cliff comprises of Moolasthanam where Sridhevi Boodhevi Samedha Lord Varadharaja Perumal dwells.  The Kalayana mandapam, Vasantha mandapam, the remains of Palace, and the sunai are there surrounding the temple in the cliff.  There is a well of old age, supposed to have been used by the king and queen of relevant times.  The Alagarperumal temple and the garudasthambam are at the foot of the cliff just below the temple.  The temples allied with this main temple are, Pillaiyar temple, Mariyamman temple, Subramanyar temple & Gangaiamman temple.  The theppakulam of temple is by the side of the cliff at north east.  It is presumed that underneath the temple there exists another temple of same  kind, hidden for unknown reasons.  If excavated, they may reveal new stories so far unfurled.


            The ripe aged citizens of the Village recall that they have witnessed 6 time nithya pooja, Vaigasi Brahmothsavam, and annual mango car festival in their childhood.  The monolithic sculptures and  idols sound musically when struck with stones.  The temple if excavated more, could lead to new and forbidden findings about the existence of mine which leads to the dilapidated palace of Kachirayar, that is situated about 5 kilometers away from the cliff.  The palace is situated at the centre of the Gomukhi dam, inundated by the reservoir.  The only visible portion of the said palace of the said palace is the top of the dilapidation.  The aged persons of the town boast that the mine certainly has held invaluable ancient ornaments, and a number of untold stories.

            There is a natural and unexhausted water tank (sunai) in the rocks of the cliff that also exists with the temple all these centuries, ruined by abusers though not by time.

            The temple exists over the cliff, situated at the centre of Kachirayapalayam- Gomukhi river bank, and the hearsay stories reveal that the temple was built by Mushkundha Chkravarthi of historic times, maintained by him also.  The Perumal is notable in the sense, in this temple.  He blesses the universe with his upward Hastham (hand) and is called as “ ARULMIGU VARADHARAJA PERUMAL” where as in other places usually the Lord keeps his hastham downwards.  Thus the temple has ancient value for many centuries, though of late king Kachirayar took efforts to maintain and renovate the temple.         The cliff is surrounded by thousands of trees, the temple is cave typed, having no Rajagopuram, and has been established following Vaisoolai sastghram and ancient sculpture.

            Arulmigu Varadharaja Perumal Temple on the cliff in the bank of Gomukhi river in Vadakkanandal town panchayat has a historic value but stands in ruin. The period of the temple is not known, and the numerous lithographic stones around the temple reveal that the temple is more historic than expected, and the temple certainly requires attention by the archaeological department.  The hearsay stories could be summed up to that at least in the 15th century, whereby the king Kachirayar (only after his name the town is called as Kachirayapalayam) has taken steps to maintain the ancient temple by offering valuable things and lands for performing nithyakala Pooja, and as on date, about 75 acre of cultivable lands stand in the name of the temple. though the actual extent may be still larger, but encroached.          





            The distances  between Kallakurichi to Vadakkanandal is 13 Km, Chinnasalem to Vadakkanandal is 19 Km, Sangarapuram to Vadakkanandal is 18 Km , Vellimalai to Vadakkanandal is 31 Km.  Vadakkanandal is 84 Km away from district .  Head quarters ice Villupuram. Frequent bus services operated by Transport corporation and private at day and night, from Kallakurichi to Vadakkanandal.The buses  which are going from Kallakurichi to kachirayapalayam, Pottiyam, Eduthavainatham, Karadichittor, Vellimalai, Thavadippattu, Eachankadu, Sellampattu, Serapattu, Vellimalai passes through this  town panchayat.


            There is no direct train to this town panchayat.  Chinnasalem is the nearest railway station, which is in the Viruthachalam to Salem railway route   and at a distance of 19 Km  from  this town.


          The nearest airport is in Trichy.


            The river festival after completion of Pongal festival has been celebrated grandly in every year.  It is celebrated to worship the lord Thirowpathiamman, which the temple is situated in the bank of Gomukhi river.  On that occasion over thirty thousand people were gathered and celebrated the festival,