(Last Updated on : 27/11/2012)
Vegakkollai is located in Cuddalore district
in Tamil Nadu
. It is a small town panchayat situated at a distance of 14.9 km from its Taluk Main Town Panruti. It is at a distance of 24.1 km from the main city of Cuddalore and 173 km away from Chennai
. The majority of the population residing in Vegakkollai are of Vanniar Kula Padayachi caste. It is almost 6 kms away from Neyveli. Panchayat Union Middle School and Panchayat Union Elementary School are some of the schools here.
Geography of Vegakkollai
Vegakkollai is enclosed by several towns and villages on all sides. Some of the important villages here are Keelakollai, Keelakollai, Krishnankuppam, Arasadikuppam located at a distance of 4 kms, Ayeepettai at a distance of 1.2 kms, A.Puthur and Co. Chathiram situated at a distance of 2 kms, Vengadampettai located 1.5 kms away, Siruthondamadevi located 3 kms away and Koranapattu at a distance of 2.8 kms. Some of the village areas here are Vegakkollai Village, Kattu Vegakkollai, Vegakkollai Pudur and Vegakkollai Sathram. Other than these there are few towns here like Indira nagar located at a distance of 6 kms, Kurinjipadi at a distance of 10.3 kms, Panruti at a distance of 14.9 kms, Annagramam situated at a distance of 16.9 kms and Cuddalore at a distance of 21 kms.
Economy of Vegakkollai
Agriculture is the main source of income for the inhabitants of Vegakkollai. Apart from these cashew nut, jackfruit, banana are also cultivated here.
Pilgrimage Centres in Vegakkollai
Vegakkollai is an important pilgrimage centre visited by devotees from different places. Some of the temples here are Kalapar Eswaran Temple, Kali Temple, Mariamman Temple, Pillayar Temple, Kaali Temple, Purattha Temple and Ayyanar Temple. The ancient Murugan Kovil, Ranganathar temple, Kalapar Eswaran Kovil, Iyyanar Kovil and Purathaman Aalayam are also located here. Ranganathar temple of Vengadampettai houses the biggest statue of Ranganathar in sleeping posture. The temple is almost 1000 years old.
Vegakkollai is well connected by different modes of transport. Bus service here is provided by Tamil Nadu Villupuram Transport Corporation. The town is linked through route 21 that passes between Panruti and Kurinjipadi. Route 10 links Cuddalore to Vegakkollai.