Geographically, the town is located between 11.08 degree North latitude and 78.17 degree East longitude resting at an average altitude of 143m above mean sea level. The nearest railway station is the Karur Junction Railway Station and the nearest airports are Tiruchirapalli Airport and Salem Airport. Rasipalayam, Oruvandur, Ariyur, Manapalli and Arasanatham are the nearby villages to Mohanur. Mohanur is surrounded by Karur Taluk towards South, Thanthoni Taluk towards South, Paramathy Taluk towards west, Krishnarayapuram Taluk towards East. Karur, Punjaipugalur, Namakkal, Rasipuram are the nearby cities to Mohanur. The Salem Co-Operative sugar mill is located in Mohanur.
Demographics of Mohanur
As per the Indian Census report published in 2001 states that Mohanur had a population of 12,468. Males and females comprises of an equal proportion of the population. In Mohanur, 9% of the population is less than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Mohanur is 74%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. To be specific, the male literacy rate is 81% and the female literacy rate is 66%. A major landmark of the town is the Asalla Deepeshwarar Temple. Mohanur is a town with many schools and a college. There is a police station for the nearby villages. It also has many hospitals. The broad gauge railway line from Salem to Karur passes through this place.
Temples in Mohanur
It is also famous for historic temples which are visited by lakhs of Hindus from all over the state. Mohanur is also known as Namakkal’s Temple City. In Mohanur, there are temples such as Sri Balathandayuthapani Temple, Sri Bagavathi Amman Temple, Sri Draupathi Amman Temple, Sri Arulmigu Mariya Amman Temple, Sri Navaladi Karuppannaswami Temple, Sri Valliya Amman Temple, Sri Kallyana Prasanna Venkateswarar Temple, Sri Asalla Deepeshwarar Temple, Sri Ragavendrar Temple, Sri Raja Naga Lakshmi Amman Temple, Sundakasaelliya Amman, Sri Sellandiy Amman Temple, Sri Kurikara Karuppannaswami Temple and Sri Kamatchi Amman Temple.