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Polur is a special grade Town Panjayat in Tiruvannamalai district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Located at the foothills of Jawadhu hills, a popular section of Eastern Ghats, Polur is often regarded as the Gateway of Eastern Ghats. The famous Chittor – Cuddalore road (C.C. Road) passes through the town. The town is located 29 kilometers north of the city of Tiruvannamalai and 45 kilometers south of Vellore Metropolis.


Polur is located at 12.5°N 79.13°E. It has an average elevation of 171 metres (561 ft).

Along with many places of worship, Polur has a huge mountain temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha. This mountain temple was historically referred to as Sampathgiri, which in Sanskrit means mountain of wealth. From the top of the hill, one can have a clear view of the Tiruvannamalai Arunachala Hill. A small hill named Kunnathur Hill is also seen on the outskirts of Polur. The same term was referred to in Tamil as Porulur, literally translating to Porul oor (place of wealth), now referred to as Polur. It is situated in the Tiruvannamalai District, it takes around 30 minutes to reach the Tiruvannamalai and Silk City of Arani. It takes about 1 hour to reach Vellore.

staircase of load narashima

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