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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.


  • Aaththur
  • Attur (अट्टूर), जिला सेलम, मद्रास (AS, p.17)


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.


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[1] ने लेख किया है ...अट्टूर (AS, p.17) तमिलनाडु में स्थित है। इस स्थान पर एक प्राचीन दुर्ग है जिसके भीतर दरबार-भवन तथा कल्याण-महल नामक प्रासाद कलापूर्ण शैली में निर्मित हैं।

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