Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Sholingur | type = city | latd = 13.12 | longd = 79.42
state_name = Tamil Nadu
district = Vellore
altitude = 155
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 26,597| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Sholinghur is a town and a
panchayatunion under Walajah Talukin Vellore districtof Tamil Nadu, India. Sholinghur is very famous for the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple. According to legend, Lord Narayana not only took several incarnations in this world to reform the people, but also sent His messengers as preceptors to perform this function. One such preceptor was Doddacharya of Chozhasimhapuram, now known as Sholingur, who lived nearly 470 years ago performing service to Lord Yoga Narasimhar. The current Doddacharya of the 23rd generation is dedicated to the cause of spreading the glory of Yoga Narasimhar through the website http://www.doddacharya.org
Sholingur also has historical significance. It was here that Sir Eyre Coote fought against
Tipu Sultanand Haider Aliin the Second Anglo-Mysore War.
Sholinghur is located at coor d|13.12|N|79.42|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/25/Sholinghur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sholinghur] ] . It has an average elevation of m to ft|155|m|abbr=on.
As of 2001India census, [GR|India] Sholingur had a population of 26,597. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sholingur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 66%. In Sholingur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sholinghur has a railway station. The community is 30 minutes away from the station. Sholinghur is easily accessible from Walajah Road railway station and also from
Arakkonamrailway station. From Arakkonam, Sholinghur can be reached in 40 minutes drive.
The town has one engineering college, the
Saraswathi Velu Engineering College.
In recent years, Sholinghur is emerging as an industrial town with
Brakes Indiaand associated companies operating from this town. It also houses the famous Indian TVS industrial production unit which employs more than 5000 employees.
Sholinghur assembly constituency is part of
Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency). [cite web
url = http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2001/background/S22/TN_ACPC.pdf
title = List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies
accessdate = 2008-10-08
work = Tamil Nadu
publisher = Election Commission of India ]
* [http://www.sholinghurnarasimhar.com/ Sholinghur temple website]
* [http://www.pariharam.com/ Online Hindu Ritual in Sholingur Temple]
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