One of the most important districts of Tamil Nadu, the Namakkal district consists of the Kottai (Fort) area on the west and Pettai area or the business area of the district on the east. The center of the district is formed by a rock named Namagiri, to which the district owes its name. if you are planning a trip to Tamil Nadu, make sure you include a tour to Namakkal in your itinerary.
Namakkal District was created as a result of a bifurcation from Salem district by an order issued by the government on 25th July 1996. However, it was almost a year later that Namakkal started functioning as a separate district with two revenue divisions at Namakkal and Tiruchengode and four taluks viz., Namakkal, Rasipuram, Tiruchengode and Paramathi-Velur. There are a number of legends associated with the birth and nomenclature of the district. it is said that the district was the site where Goddess Lakshmi prayed to Lord Narasimha, one of the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu. Pleased at her faith, the Lord granted her wishes which made this region one of the most important pilgrimage centers for Vaishnavities from all across India. The region was once the stronghold of the Adhiyaman rulers, who have left their mark on almost all the parts of the district.