For the 1992 Tamil drama film, see Thalaivasal (film).

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 11°35′08″N 78°45′36″E / 11.585483°N 78.760128°E / 11.585483; 78.760128Coordinates: 11°35′08″N 78°45′36″E / 11.585483°N 78.760128°E / 11.585483; 78.760128
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Salem
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 636 112
Telephone code 04282
Vehicle registration


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Thalaivasal is a village, block headquarters and state assembly seat in Salem district, Tamil Nadu - India.


In Tamil the word Thalai means "head" and vasal means "entrance". Thalaivasal got its name because it was the entrance to Kingdom of Mysore and/or Hoysalas into the Attur pass.[1]


Hoysalas had invaded the Magadai country headquartered at Aragalur in 12th century CE. Tippu Sultan & Hyder Ali seems to have visited places around Thalaivasal in 18th century CE.


Government entities include Panchayat Union, Sub-Registrar office, Police Station & Primary Health Care unit. Thalaivasal (93) is the state assembly seat and is reserved for Scheduled Caste,


Thalaivasal assembly constituency (SC) is part of Kallakurichi (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]


Vasishta Nadi that originates from Salem district, flows through Attur, Thalaivasal and Cuddalore district. This river flows in Tiruchirapalli and joins Sweta Nadi before flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Vasishta Nadi flows on the southern part of the village.


Mummudi, union office , M.G.R. Nagar , Ponnoli nagar, Veppanatham, Varagoor, Siva sankarapuram, siruvachoor, Nava kuruchi, Pattu thurai, Deviya kurichi, Kaamakka apaliyam, Thiyakanuor, Nathakkarai, Periyeri, Rayappanoor, Chinnasalem, Aaragalur, Puthur, Navakkurichi, Oonathur, Vedhanayakapuram


Tuesday farmers market and also daily morning agriculture market to collect the daily farmers produce by wholesale dealers. Daily farmers market in Tamil Nadu. A variety of vegetables are available.


Road: Thalaivasal is on National Highway 68. Trichy is also connected through Veeraganur. 24 × 7 Transportation is available as it is there in NH-68. chinnasalem to tirupathi bus available at ( 5.30pm and 8 pm at chinnasalem, 5.20am at tirupathi)


The Chinnasalem town's railway station serves trains on the route to Mettur, Cuddalore, Nagore, Pondicherry, Salem, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.

Train: Salem - Virudhachalam passenger, Salem - Chennai express.

Railways: Thalaivasal Railway station is located about 1 km from the village. Train routes are 1. salem-valapaddy-pethanaickenpalayam-attur-thalaivasal-chinnasalem-virudhachalam-Villupuram-Chennai Egmore. 2.salem-valapaddy-pethanaickenpalayam-attur-thalaivasal-virudhachalam.


  1. Hindu Temples such as Thalaivasal Thirukarugavur Temple & Narasimha Swami temple
  2. Mosque
  3. St. Joseph's Church
  4. bharaman temple


The Narasimha Swami temple located here is quite famous and draws a significant amount of tourists.[3] The Hoysala kings Narasimha I and his decedents have invaded Magadai mandalam in the 12th century. The travelers Bungalow at Thalaivasal was built prior to 1883 by Krishnama Naidu.


Post office (636 112), Std code (04282)


  1. Tippu Sultan, a Fanatic? By Jalajā Caktitācan̲
  2. "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  3. Tippu Sultan, a Fanatic? By Jalajā Caktitācan̲
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