Erode "Important Market Centre For Turmeric"
Erode city is administrated by Erode Municipal Corporation. It also serves as the headquarters of the district with the same name. The city has one Member of Parliament representing the gobi constituency. The city is headed by a Mayor, under who are the Deputy Mayor and several councilors elected by people representing administrative wards as well as a Corporation Commissioner of the rank of IAS to administer the city. The District court is the highest court to appeal in Erode. The city has seen moderate to high development in spite of funds constraint. Until now the city’s police force is headed by Superintendent of police (SP), Which will be soon replaced by City Police Commissioner in the grade of Inspector General (IG) of Police. Erode occupies the 5th place for handloom textile in India. It is a business centre and the birthplace of Thanthai Periyar, the greatest social reformer and father of the self respect movement in Tamil Nadu. It was formerly part of the Coimbatore district and became a separate district in 1979. The river Cauvery flows through Erode. Erode got its name from the famous Arthra Kapaleeswarar. Arthra means wet. The Tamil word is ‘Iram’ and ‘odu’ means kapala or the skull. So, the word Ira-ottu-Isar is due course was corrupted to be pronounced as Erode. Turmeric is important cultivation in Erode. Turmeric is received, not only from Erode district, but also from the other parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining district like Mysore in Karnataka State. Kangeyam Bulls and Uthukuli butter are famous in Tamil Nadu. The notable textile products such as towels, bed sheets and lungies are exported to foreign countries. Also one of the largest coco-nut oil producers in south India. This district contains some important temples and places of tourist importance.
This Pilgrim centre has a temple dedicated to goddess Mariamman and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
The Sangameswarar temple here is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhavani and Kavari. It is one of the most important pilgrim centres in South India. The presiding deity is Lord Sangameswarar and his consort is Vedanayaki .
This is one of the most important handloom weaving centres of Erode district. There is a hill top temple here where originally there was an idol of a six-faced Subramanya. It was damaged and the presiding deity not is Lord Dandayuthapani.
The temple here is known for its shrines to Vishnu, Siva and Brahma which are all located in one complex.
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