Ethapur (Yethapur)
Ethapur (Yethapur)

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 11°40′00″N 78°29′00″E / 11.6667°N 78.4833°E / 11.6667; 78.4833Coordinates: 11°40′00″N 78°29′00″E / 11.6667°N 78.4833°E / 11.6667; 78.4833
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Salem
Population (2001)
  Total 10,054
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Ethapur s a panchayat town in Pethanaickenpalayam Taluk in Salem District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Ethapur also referred as "Vasishtronum" named by Vashista one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis).


As of 2001 India census,[1] Ethapur had a population of 10,054. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Ethapur has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 59%. In Ethapur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Boys' Hr. Sec. School

Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Yethapur- Alagiri Dhandapani Iyer Memorial Arch

The land for Govt. Higher Secondary School and the Main building has been donated by Alagiri Iyer family. They have also donated land for the town's hospital and police station.

Athirudhra Yagnyam

Sarvotthamuka Athirudhra Yagnyam was conducted in Yethapur in the year 1938 with the patronage of Sri Alagiri Iyer family. This place is still known today as Yaga Salai in Yethapur Agraharam.

Historical temples

Prakaram of Sri Sambamoortheeswaraswamy Temple

1. Shri Sambamoortheeswarar temple: One of the oldest and famous Hindu god Lord Siva temples of Tamil Nadu.

2. Sridevi Poodevi Sameda Sri Lakshmi Gopala Swamy Temple: One of the famous Temple of Hindu god Lord Khrishna

Police station

24*7 public service for the safety of the people nearby. Contact number: +91 04282 - 270100

Kalaivani school

it was founded in 1991,by the founder of Kalaivani school Mr.B.Nazeer is the famous school in ethapur.Next year they celebrate the Silver jubliee. it is the first nursery school which runs above 24 yrs in attur region.


  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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