Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple
The Kalyana Venkattaramasami temple at Thanthoni, about five km from Karur is one of the most popular temples in the district. The shrine of the Lord is situaied on a raised portion of a hillock. The temple is also known as Then (south) Tirupathi. Ph 04324-257531.
Pasupathieswarar Temple Karur town is one of the seven sacred sthalams (place) of Sivalayams and is well known for famous Pasupathieswarer Temple. The group of sculptures representing Pasupathiswaralingam as high as five feet, bathed by the milk oozing from the rudder of a cow and Rangamatha are noted for sculptural beauty. Ph : 04324-262010.
The temple in Pugalur situated North West of Karur dedicated to Lord Subramania on a small hill at Velayuthanpalayam near Cauvery is famous for excellent sculpture. Sri Mat amman Temple is a famous one, which is situated in the heart of the city. The festival celebrated during the month of May h all groups of people, irrespective of caste and creed, taking the ‘Kumbum’ from the temple to the Amaravathi river is a glorious event.
Bus Body Building Industry
Karur District is very famous for its Bus Body building industry. In and around Karur, there are several small and large industries catering to the need within Tamil Nadu as also out side the state. And also heavy vehicle’s chains manufacturing companies are more in the city.
Tamil Nadu News Print and Papers Ltd
Better known as TNPL the country’s largest non-wood based paper maker was established in the early 80’s at Pugalur near Karur. It is acknowledged as the world leader in the technology for manufacture of newsprint from bagasse which became operational from January 1996.