Dharmapuri is a district in the state of Tamilnadu in India. Dharmapuri district, which came into existence from 02.10.1965 is situated in the North western Corner of Tamil Nadu. Dharmapuri also called as Thakadoor. This is the historical name of this dharmapuri town. The earliest known chieftain who ruled Tagadur (present Dharmapuri) during the Sangam era, is Adigaman Naduman Anji, whose patronage sustained the famous poetess Avvaiyar. The next we hear in the 8th century when the northern parts of Salem District were probably under the Pallavas regime. Subsequently, we hear of the Ganga Pallavas having sway over the Western parts of the Salem District. The Western Gangas are also mentioned as having ruled Baramahal during the end of the 8th century. This temple is dedicated to God Mallikarjuneswarar and Goddess Kamatchi Ambal. It has been located at 1 km from Dharmapuri Bus stand. It belongs to the period of Cholas. It is told that it is the temple where Adhiyaman, the King of Thagadur used to visit and worship the deity here.
Revenue Divisions : 1. Dharmapuri 2. Harur.
Taluks : 1. Dharmapuri 2. Harur 3. Palakcode 4. Pappireddipatti 5. Pennagaram
Corporations and Municipalities : 1. Dharmapuri.
This district has the 10 Town panchayats, 470 Revenue villages, 251 Panchayat villages.
Dharmapuri district occupied area of 4497.77 km2 and this district has the population of 1,502,900 in 2011 census. The male and female were 774,303 and 732,540 respectively. The sex ratio is 946 females for 1000 males.
Dharmapuri district is borded by Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram Districts on the east, Salem District on the South, Krishnagiri District on the north and Karnataka State on the west.
Dharmapuri district tourist places are Hogenakkal water falls, Theerthamalai temple, Hanumanthathirtham, Adiyamankottai, Subramanya Siva Memorial, Mosques(Tntj Pallivasal, Thowheeth Mosques, Ahle hadees Pallivasal, Jumma Mosque), Churches.
Dharmapuri Bus Stand near by Bus Stand Road, Dharmapuri and Railway Station near by Railway Station Road, Indhira Nagar, Dharmapuri.
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