Vedasandur is located in Dindigul district
in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. It is a panchayat town located at 10.53°N 77.95°E. The town has an average elevation of 219 metres. Vedasandur derived its name from Vedan Sandhaiur. The word Vedan means hunter and Sandhai means a place for selling. Long ago hunters visited the place to sell goods like animal nails, animal leathers, honey and other goods they gathered doing hunting. Vedasandur has 3 panchayat unions, Gujiliamparai, Vedasandur and Vadamadurai.
Demography of Vedasandur
According to the census report of 2001 Vedasandur had a population of 10,813. The males constitute 51% and females constitute 49% of the population. The average literacy rate here is 75%. It is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 81%, and female literacy rate is 70%. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age in Vedasandur. The town is has a mixed population. In Vedasandur Hindus comprise 70% of the population. The region is next dominated by Muslims and 3 to 4% comprises of Christians.
The main source of income of the people residing in Vedasandur is agriculture. The vedasandur taluk operates more than fifty yarn spinning mills here. The Central Government runs a tobacco research Centre in Vedasandur. Kudakanar
River, a tributary of Kaveri River
passes through this town. Vedasandur has been a manufacturer of cigars since the time of British rule. The tobacco industry is another source of employment for the people of Vedasandur.
Pilgrimage Places in Vedasandur
Vedasandur serves as a significant pilgrimage place visited by many devotees. The Anjaneyar Temple, 51 feet in height is the biggest temple located in the town. Apart from this, there are other temples here like Shiva Temple, Vishnu Temple, Pathra Kaliamman Kovil, Mariamman Kovil, Kunguma Kaliamman Kovil, Poonkaliamman Kovil, EllaiKaliamman Kovil, Rangamalai Shiva Temple, Muniappan Kovil, Nagmmal Temple and others. The town also has two churches, Fathima Madha Church and CSI Church.
Vedasandur is well connected with all modes of transport. The town is located at a distance of 22 km from Dindigul
, 58 km from Karur
, 100 km from Trichy
, 84 km from Madurai
and 50 km Palani. Buses ply from all these places for the town.