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Viluppuram District

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Viluppuram is one of the thirty two districts which make up Tamil Nadu state situated on the southern tip of India. The district headquarters is located at Viluppuram. Viluppuram district came into existence on 30 September 1993 when it was created out of South Arcot district. Viluppuram is the largest district in the state. The district lies in the middle of the Tiruchirapalli to Chennai National Highways No. 45. It is well connected by the rail road and it is major junction. From here one can go to any corner of the Tamil Nadu as well as to other part of India. This district is having variety of tourist spots which are more than 500 years old. The district has temples, mosques and churches which are very old and famous. Villupuram which is located on the bank of thenpennai. It having all government offices in one complex. Gingee fort, aurovile, tirukoilur, malaikovil near ananthapuram,kalvarayan hills etc..EtymologyViluppuram is named after a class of people known as "Vizhupparaiyar" . One of the famous Tamil poets Jayamkondar wrote a book titled "Karanai Vizhupparaiyan madal" on the praise of Aadhinathan Vizhupparaiyan who served as a commander in the army of Kulottunga Chola I. The town came to known after the "Vizhupparaiyan" sect named after him. They are also known as "Vizhupaadharaiyar". Viluppuram is also affectionately called as "Vizhimaa Nagaram" in Tamil. It means town with wide-eyed people.HistoryViluppuram District was earlier a part of South Arcot District along with Cuddalore District. It was then bifurcated from Cuddalore and became a separate district on 30 September 1993. Because of this, the history of Viluppuram district closely resembles that of Cuddalore.
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