History of Corporation

Erode Town is the head quarters of Erode District, which was bifurcated from the composite Coimbatore District since the year 1979. This town was constituted as a Municipality in the year 1871 and was elevated to Special Grade during the year 1980 and upgraded as Corporation with effect from 01.01.2008.

The Corporation consists of Erode, Surampatti, Peelamedu, Sarkar Chinna Agraharam revenue villages. Total area of the Corporation is 109.52 Sq.Km. Erode Corporation is surrounded by Kasipalayam,Surampatti,Veerappan Chathiram, Periya Semur - Third Grade Municipalities, B.P.Agraharam and Suriyampalayam Town Panchayats, Thindal, Gangapuram, Ellapalayam, Villarasampatti, Muthampalayam Village Panchayats.

The Town has been divided into 60 Electroral wards and 15 Sanitary Divisions. As per the 1991 census population of the Corporation was 1,59,232 , as per 2001 population is 1,51,274 and as per 2011 Provisional Population is 4,98,121.

Location and Address

Erode city is located at a distance of 100kilometers east of coimbatore and is situated on the banks of river cauvery.

COMMISSIONER,
ERODE CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OFFICE.
New No.246, Old No.894,
BROUGH ROAD, ERODE – 638 001, TAMILNADU.

E-Mail : commr.erode@tn.gov.in
Phone : 0424 - 2251616, 2251617, 2251618, 2251619

About City

Erode Corporation is situated on the bank of river Cauvery between 110 49.5” & 110 81.05” North latitude and 770 42.5” & 770 44.5” East latitude. The city is located in a cotton growing region. Industries include cotton ginning and the manufacture of transport equipment. Erode is well known for power loom textiles industries and cultivation of turmeric in agriculture. Kangayam Bulls and Uthukuli butter are famous in this district catering to the entire Tamilnadu state. In textile, notable products such as towels, bedsheets and lungies are exported world over. 

This town was constituted as a Municipality in the year 1871 and was elevated to special grade Municipality during the year 1980 and upgraded as Corporation from 01.01.2008.

A piped water supply scheme for Erode Municipality was implemented in the year 1919 by “Thanthai Periyar” then Chairman of Erode Municipality.

The population of newly formed Erode City Municipal Corporation, as per 2001 census was 405446 and as per 2011 census was 498121, covering an extent of 109.52 sq.km. divided into 60 wards.

The rainfall is about 1000 mm in a year. The maximum rainfall is received during the monsoon period of about 300 mm. Erode Taluk gets the major portion of the rain during the south west monsoon (June to September). The climate of the town is mostly hot.

E-Governance

E-governance at Erode Corporation is aimed to provide on-line citizen services, information to all hierarchies and monitor performance of the Corporation. It is in practice that citizens are approaching the Corporation to pay revenues, get certificates, approvals etc.,

Adopting e-governance, the above activities are simplified and made possible at their nearest Banks, Citizen Counters and Information and Facilitation Centers. By e-governance, the services of the Corporation can be made Easy, Transparent, Accountable and Quick. The Citizens may be informed about their dues and revenue generation will be faster and easier.

With the developments in Communication and Information & Technology, the Database server of the Corporation will be connected with Citizen counter, Banks and Information and Facilitation Counters by Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and Dynamic Website.

Any Citizen can use the Dynamic website from anywhere in the World, to get the citizen services from all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Tamil Nadu. Similarly, Administrator can monitor the performance of the ULB's for decision making at Desktop.

Information centres are functioning in all 4 zonal offices and in Corporation main office.

The Comupterised data of the merged Urban Local Bodies and Rural Local Bodies were merged together with a unique number and collection of all taxes gets combined from the financial year 2012-13.

Corporation collects its tax payments due from the public through its computerized 5 facilitation and 4 collection centres. Any citizen of any Ward can pay their taxes in any one of the Collection cnetres established within the Corporation limit.
In this year the official Website was redesigned with new screen with new features of online birth and death certificate issue, online grievances registration and redressal system of the public.

Any birth registered in the corporation from the year 1978 can get the certificate through online. Any death registered in the corporation from the year 1981 can get the certificate through online.
Any citizen can register a grievance in the website of the Corporation through online. The registered grievance message will be sent to the concerned HODs by SMS. The citizen can watch the current position of the grievance through the website. If the complaint is closed then the message is sent to the concerned citizen about the closing of the grievance.

It has been proposed to establish online payment gateway of taxes through the website. A subject has been placed before the council.
In this year the official Website was redesigned with new screen with new features of online birth and death certificate issue, online grievances registration and redressal system of the public.

Any birth registered in the corporation from the year 1978 can get the certificate through online. Any death registered in the corporation from the year 1981 can get the certificate through online.

How To Reach

By Train

Erode can be reached by rail from all important cities in India. Erode is located in the prime rail route from kerala state. The next immediate stations are located at Salem, Tiruppur and Karur.

By Bus

Erode is connected by various important bus routes. The important routes are,
  1. Salem via Sankakiri
  2. Nammakkal via Tiruchengodu
  3. Karur via Kodumudi
  4. palani via Kangeyam
  5. Tiruppur via Perundurai
  6. Coimbatore via Avinashi
  7. Ooty via Avinashi, Mettupalayam, Coonoor
  8. Dharmapuri via Mettur
  9. Mysore via Gobi, sathy

ROAD DISTANCE FROM ERODE TO IMPORTANT TOWNS

Sl.No
Name of the Town
Distance (KM)
1.

Aruvangadu

140

2.

Anthiyur

035

3.

Aravakuruichi

093

4.

Arachalur

022

5.

Annur

080

6.

Avinashi

060

7.

Aruppukottai

263

8.

Arur

134

9.

Ambur

229

10.

Athur

124

11.

Ulundurpettai

208

12.

Udumalai

118

13.

Ooty

155

14.

Uthangarai

162

15.

Udiyur

058

16.

Uthukuli

039

17.

Ennamanagalam

043

18.

Hosur

211

19.

Ottanchathiram

121

20.

Kallakurichi

172

21.

Karur

067

22.

Kambam

262

23.

Kadalur

267

24.

Kattuputhur

087

25.

Kangeyam

045

26.

Kunnoor

134

27.

Kumbakonam

252

28.

Kumaramangalam

025

29.

Kuruvarettiyur

044

30.

Kumarayanur

057

31.

Kodumudi

042

32.

Kodai road

170

33.

Kodaikkannal

179

34.

Kollampatti

059

35.

Kovai

100

36.

Kovilur

047

37.

Kothagiri

144

38.

Chidambaram

269

39.

Sivagiri

030

40.

Chinna dharapuram

088

41.

Sivakasi

284

42.

Chinna salem

157

43.

Singarapettai

172

44.

Chengam

192

45.

Chengalpattu

350

46.

Chennampatti

052

47.

Chennai

408

48.

Salem

066

49.

Thanjavur

208

50.

Dharmapuri

126

51.

Thalaivasal

142

52.

Thambaram

382

53.

Thalavadi

126

54.

Dharapuram

382

55.

Thamaraikarai

060

56.

Trichi

149

57.

Thirupathur

190

58.

Tiruvarur

269

59.

Thiruvarumbur

160

60.

Dindugal

145

61.

Tiruppur

055

62.

Tirunelveli

365

63.

Thiruparangundaram

218

64.

Tiruchengodu

020

65.

Tiruvannamalai

227

66.

Timbam

087

67.

Dindivanam

283

68.

Thiruchendur

393

69.

Thuvakudi

353

70.

Tuticorin

353

71.

Theni

224

72.

Nagapattinam

298

73.

Namakkal

055

74.

Needamangalam

240

75.

Neiveli

225

76.

Negamam

103

77.

Palladam

070

78.

Barkur

068

79.

Banrutti

241

80.

Bannari

074

81.

Palani

115

82.

Pallikondan

257

83.

Pallapatti

099

84.

Palakodu

150

85.

Pondicherry

291

86.

Pudukottai

201

87.

Bhuvanagiri

260

88.

Poondi

222

89.

Perundurai

020

90.

Bangalore

252

91.

Pollachi

118

92.

Madurai

211

93.

Maduranthagam

325

94.

Muthur

043

95.

Moolanur

074

96.

Mettupalayam

100

97.

Mettur

057

98.

Melmaruvathur

315

99.

Mysore

200

100.

Mohanur

073

101.

Rasipuram

055

102.

Vadalur

235

103.

Vattamalai

053

104.

Vathalakundu

183

105.

Vazhapadi

100

106.

Vaniyampadi

213

107.

Viruthachalam

208

108.

Vilupuram

246

109.

Virudhunagar

257

110.

Vellode

015

111.

Vellure

279

112.

Welington

137

113.

Vellakovil

055

114.

Vedachanthur

123

115.

Vaiyapamalai

043

116.

Srirangapatinam

229

117.

Hasanur

096

118.

Jolarpettai

197

Places to Visit

Peria Mariamman koil (“Territorial Godess”)

Periamariamman Temple is situated at heart of the Erode Town. According to ‘Hindu Mythology’ Mariamman is the ‘Queen godess’ having ‘Her’ own dynasity where ‘she’ is situated further having the power to eradicate the illness due to excessive heat like small pox, chicken pox, high temperature. Hence, ‘Periamariamman’ is worshipped commonly without any caste, creed, religion differenciation.

Before 1200 years ‘Kongu Cholas’ formed this temple. The area of the temple is 3500 sq.ft. The entire temple is renovated in the year 1969 by devotees.

Panguni Ther Thiruviza and Pongal is one of the special festival of the temple. During this festival each and every family of the town offering and respecting the ‘Godess’ through their ‘Ma-vilaku’ workship.

Mahimaliswarar Temple

Mahimaliswarar temple has been built during the period of “Narasimha Pallava King” in 12th century.

The Sancturm God named as “Mahimaliswarar”. The godess named “Mangalambikai”. The total area of the temple situated is 0.0688 sq.mtr. with a beautiful “Rajagopuram” (main entrance). The main festivals of the temple are (i) Chithirai Sadhaya Ther Thiruviza and others.

Thindal Murugan Temple

A famous temple for "Lord Muruga" especially denoted as ‘Tamil God’ is situated in a small hill at "Thindal" which is reachable 6 kmtrs from the heart of Erode Town.

The area of hill is 6.25 acres and 50 mtrs height. The Mysore Kingdom’s denoted land reveals the age of the temple, more over 750 years old.

The temple has been completely renovated 2 years before at a cost of 2 crore rupees through the donations of ‘Devotees’.

A beautiful temple along with ‘Rajagopuram’ (main entrance) has been constructed in the peak. Along with hill steps an around road route also developed.

‘Thindal Murugan Temple’ is one of the main attraction of the town.

Sri Kongalamman Temple

Kongalamman is considered as the principal temple of Erode and is the Community Goddess of Erode people. The Goddess is endearingly worshipped as Kongalayee.

According to some historical facts, the temple is believed to have been built thousand years ago. Some people wanted to steal the Goddess for installing in their place. While on their way, at Anangur, the axle of the cart was broken and the people fled away. People of Angur, enticed by the beauty of the idol, installed her at their place and began worshipping. She was named Aadi Kongalamman.

The Goddess has 12 hands holding trident, udukkai, snake, Vedas, bell, skull etc. After seeing this idol, people of Erode made one such, installed and began worshipping. While water is carried from Cauvery for abishek in other temple, the first abishek is offered to Kongalamman and this tradition continues even today. Then only, Cauvery water is taken to other temples.

Three epigraphic evidences had been found in the temple belonging to 13th and 19th centuries, the first related to the period of the Pandyas and Veerpandian II. There is a big ancient Arasamaram tree. When the ground of the temple was dug ten years ago for constructing a water tank, a beautiful 2.5 feet Goddess idol was found. People are worshipping this idol.

Kongalamman temple is one of the important ones in the Kongu region and this is known as common community temple. Many meetings had been organized in the temple. Many social documents had been written in the temple premises. Many who could not get justice had come to the temple fighting for justice. Many, both and women bear the name of Kongalamman.

The main tower - Rajagopuram- looks majestically. Within the temple are the flag post, Balipeeta, Simhavahana (Lion Vehicle), Thoorikkal on the pillar. There is a well on the northern side of the prakara which is ever full with water. Madurai Veeran graces in the temple with his two consorts Bommi and Vellayammal. There are also small temples for Karuppannasamy, Kannimar, Pechiamman, Katteri, Muniappan and Veerabadran.

Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple

The age of this temple is 1200 years. During the period of ‘Kongu Chola’ this temple build by “Karikal Chola”.

The Sancturm Diety named “Arudra Kabaliswarar”. The Godess named “Varunambigai Amman”. 

Other 3 Dieties inside the temple campus are,

(i) Mahaganapathy
(ii) Kalyanasubramanyar
(iii) Sanesswarar.

This temple is situated in centre of Erode having 0.3530.28 sq.mtr in total. Along with 2 beautiful Rajagopuram (main entrance) this temple attracts devotees.

During the Tamil month of Masi 25, 26 & 27 each and every year the ‘Rays’ of the ‘Sun’ glitters upon the Kabaliswarar (Shivalingam) inside the sanctrum is the speciality of this temple.

The main festivals of this temple are,

(i) Siva Rathiri,
(ii) Aani Thirumagnanam,
(iii) Navarathiri,
(iv) Vijayadhasami

Kasthuri Aranganathar Temple

The age of this temple is nearly 1080 years. During the period of ‘Cholas’ this temple constructed by “1st Paranthaga Chola King”.

The Sanctrum God named “Kasthuri Aranganathar”. The godess named “Kamalavalli Thayar”. Other Diety inside the temple campus is “Anjanayar”.

This temple is situated in centre of Erode having 0.2922.7 sq.mtr in total. The main festivals of this temple are (i) Vaigunda Ekadasi, (ii) Puratasi Ther Thiruviza.

Saint Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s Church called as town church constructed in the year 1867 and extended in 1892 having 136 years old tradition. During the year 1964 it has been renovated by Father Joseph through for help of Erode people physically and financially.

A concrete tower at a height of 100 ft. has been constructed along with holy bell. An elementary school also run by the church in that campus. Huge Jesus statue is situated in this catholic church.

Brough Church

Brough church is a CSI church having the age of 75 years. During the year 1864 Mr. Antony Watson Brough, an Australian came to India with an aim of Public Service and settled at Erode. Along with his public service activities, in the year 1928-29 he has constructed a CSI church. And in the year 1930 Arch Bishop initiated the church for worship. Since than the church has been denoted in the name of the founder as ‘Brough church’. This church is situated at centre of Erode (near to Pannerselvam park) gradually Brough church becames a land mark of Erode and the church road called as Brough road.

Railway colony Masjid

Railway colony Masjid has been constructed in the year 1948 covering 3000 sq.ft. area having the capacity of 1000 persons can conduct prayer at a time. The masjid has been constructed and organised by “Masjit executive committee” the Chairman of the committee is Mr.Sheik Dawood. Daily 5 times prayer and Friday special prayer conducted here.

Mohamoodia Masjid

A Masjid called as “Mohamodia Masjid” is situated at Thirunagar colony of Erode. In the year 1980 it has been constructed by “Muslim Welfare Committee”. Many welfare works to the muslim community has been successfully done by the committee. “Kur-on” classes have been conducted here. A facilitated community hall is constructed in the year 1990. At low rental charges fixed for marriages and other functions for the boon muslims.

In this masjid 5 times daily prayer conducted. Prayer hall is having the capacity of 500 people to make prayer at a time.

Bull Fight Statue

A concrete statue situated in the corner of Gandhiji road (near railway station) which reveals the traditional excellence of ‘Kongu’s Courage’ as well as the speciality of ‘Kangeyam Bull’ (an Indian famous Bull variety) Kangeyam is in Erode district. This statue has been sponsored by S.K.M. organisations (specially known for poultry industries) ‘The Bull Fight Statue’ becames one of the ‘Land Mark’s of Erode.

Ward Map

Historical Moments

Year

Events

922

Levying of Marriage and burial tax by Cholan Paranthagan.

944

Digging of "Thazhi" Lake at Kollampalayam.

1079

Cancellation of hanging for killing of culprits.

1204

Avani Perur Maniam (subsidy) for Sivan Temple.

1265

Completion of Kalingarayan Canal.

1275

Semoor Maaniyam (subsidy) for Perumal Koil.

1340

Thindal Maaniyam (Subsidy) for Sivan Temple.

1420

Construction of Sripatha Mandapam (Carridor) at Perumal Temple.

1502

Palamedu Maaniyam (Subsidy) for Sivan Temple.

1527

Lakkapuram maaniyam (Subsidy) for the both temple.

1588

Digging of Kamalapushkarani pond.

1628

Commencement of Chandramathi Mudaliar Madam (Choultry)

1630

Kandirava Narasaraja Temple construction work.

1640

Renovation of Fort by Thirumalai Naicken.

1643

Commencement of Muthu  Veerappa Naicken Choultry. (Veerappan Chathiram)

1656

Battle of "Mookkaruppu" (Nose cutting)

1672

Battle of Mysore versus Madurai Naicker.

1779

Arrival of "Swards Pastor"

1790

Medows Captured Erode.

1791

Erode annexed to East India Company.

1799

Commencement of "Company Governance" Capital in Bhavani.

1804

Change of District Capital from Coimbatore to Bhavani.

1815

Kongalamman koil construction work commenced.

1819

Introduction of Cotton Crop.

1830

Work of "London Mission" commences.

1860

Erode becomes Taluk Headquarters.

1862

"Jail" started functioning.

1871

Creation of Municipality.

1871

First Population Census (10,201)

1876

Cholera and Famine.

1878

Measures of Curb Famine, Destruction of Erode Fort.

1882

Big Flood at Cauvery River.

1891

Taking copy of Stone scriptures by "Wulce" the German.

1893

Commencement of Vaheesa Baktha Samajam (Appar Swamigal Madam)

1910

Taking copy of Stone scriptures for the second time.

1917

Commencement of "Gosha Hospital" ( C.S.I.Hospital)

1918

Distribution of Water using Steam Engine.

1923

"Compulsory Education" firstly imposed.

1926

Writing of "Aranganatha Pathipagam" by E.V.Krishnasamy Naicker.

1930

The first music conference of Tamil nadu held.

1934

Appointment of First Municipal Commissioner

1938

Distribution of Water by Electric Motor.

1939

Municipality turns III Grade.

1940

Municipality turns II Grade.

1945

Electrification of streets.

1949

Municipality becomes I Grade.

1972

Municipality becomes Selection Grade.

1979

Commencement of Periyar District.

1981

Municipality becomes Special Grade.

  2008   Erode Municipality upgraded as Erode City Municipal Corporation & construction of crematorium "Athma"
  2010   Under Ground Drainage Sewerage Scheme Started
  2010   New Office Building at Rs.5.00 Crores Constructed
  2012   New maternity center constructed at the cost of Rs 2.93 crores.
  2013   Best Corporation Award Winner

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