|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
Attur (अट्टूर) is a town and taluk in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known as Sago City.
The name of the town derives from the word "Aaaru", meaning "River" and "Ootru ooru", meaning "fountain" - Vasishta Nadi (literally, Attur "River Town"). Attur is one of the king's city. This name of the city call for the reason in long long years ago the situated in the river banks vasista nadhi took the water from this river by making the fountain by their hand.
C.Lakshmana Nayakan (17th Century), local Palayakarar, built the Attur Fort. Gatti Mudalis built the temples inside the fort. Attur has an ancient fort with all facilities and is one of the busy business centers in Salem till date.