Indian Cities: Erode - Tamil Nadu

About : Erode - Agro - Textile City

Erode - Murgan TempleThis historic city, which dates back to 850 AD, time of Cara Kings and renowned as the place of cultivating Turmeric and producing power loom textile in the form of Towels, Bed sheets and Lungis for the consumption in local markets and exports. City gets name from "Eara Odu" meaning wet skulls. According to Puranas, Dakshyayini daughter of Daksh Prajapati was married with Lord Shiva. Once Prajapati decided to perform a Yagya but didn't invited Lord Shiva for this, Dakshyayini went to father's house for this occasion even was not invited. During Yagya this happen that Prajapati insulted Lord Shiva and for this Dakshyayini jumped into yagya kund for being turned into ash. Lord Shiva came there in anger and threw every one into near by river Kaveri. Bones and skulls of all including Brahma become wet and thus this place is known as "Eara Odu".  

How to reach Erode By Train:

Erode is connected with adequate number of trains with Karur and Coimbtore.

How to reach Erode By Road:

Good network of roads and comfortable bus service connects city with all major cities of the state.

How to reach Erode By Air:

Coimbatore [85km] is the nearest airport from where domestic flights are available.

Significant Tourist Attractions (spots) of Erode

Birds Sanctuary, Vellode

Periyar Memorial House
Govt. Museum



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