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Karur

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Karur is a city in the Kongu Nadu region of the India in state of Tamil Nadu. Karur is the administrative headquarters of Karur district. Located on the banks of River Amaravathi, it has been ruled at different times, by the Early Cholas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Mysore Kingdom and the British. It is situated at the centre of the South Indian Peninsula, about 420km southwest of the state capital Chennai and about 77km east of Tiruchirapalli.EtymologyKarur is mentioned in inscriptions and literature by two names, Karuvoor and Vanji. Additionally, it has been referred as: Adipuram, Tiruaanilai, Paupatheechuram, Karuvaippatinam, Vanjularanyam, Garbhapuram, Thiru vithuvakkottam, Bhaskarapuram, Mudivazhangu Viracholapuram, Karapuram, Aadaga maadam, Cherama nagar and Shanmangala Kshetram. Among them, the name Adipuram, meaning the first city seems to indicate that it was held as the foremost city by the medieval writers. It was also called Vanci moothur, the ancient city of Vanji. In the foreign notices of Ptolemy, it was called Karoura - an inland capital of the Cheras.
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