(Last Updated on : 07-06-2010)
Anakaputhur is a small town in the Kancheepuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, which forms a part of the Indian subcontinent. According to the census of 2001, the population of this town was 31,733. The town of Anakaputhur is actually regarded as a suburb of Chennai inspite of it being situated in the district of Kancheepuram. This town was once famous for its traditional business of weaving. In the recent times however due to the establishments of the modern textile industry the charm of this town seems to have faded away. With the help of print media the business of weaving seems to have revived and articles relating to this weaving trade of Anakaputhur is now and then being published again in the reputed dailies. The expert craftsmen and weaver of this region are gaining accolades all over the globe for their skilled craftsmanship with banana fibers. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is likely to adopt this as a new venture.
The nearest places to visit from Anakaputhur are Pammal, Thiruneemalai, Vandaloor, Pozhichalur, Kundratur, Pallavaram and Chennai airport. The people of Anakaputhur are also believed to be very religious and the famous temples of this place are Thiruneemalai temple, Pillayar Temple in Balajinagar and Sivan Temple in Pammal. This district is also much advanced in the provision of health facilities. The Hospitals of this region are the Shakara Eye Hospital, the Sri Sankara Health Center and the Jain Hospital. The people of this region also indulge themselves in entertainment and the nearest theatres are the Velco Theatre and Arunmathi Theatre. Reaching Anakaputhur is very convenient. Buses and hired transport are available from the main districts. The nearest railway station is Pallavaram, which is at a distance of 4 kilometers only.