There were 10 shrines located on all the right directions from Aathiyur and Kotiyur, hence it is said that it is named as Tirupathur. Tirupathur had been reigned by many kings and it was named as Bramapuram ’Thiruporur’ ‘Thiruvanapuram’ and it is further noted from a historical research that the Vijayanagara kings who ruled during the 14th century had renamed Thiruvanapuram as ‘Tirupathur’. Tirupathur is surrounded by two major mountain ranges namely the ‘Javadhu Hills and Yelagiri Hills.
The Javadhu Hills is bestowed with beautiful water falls, streamlets and forest range that attracts the eyesight of the beholder. The hills connects the tourists with two major attraction points with one being “Beema Falls’ and the other “Amirthi biological park” “Cheyar “ “Arani River” Kamandala Naganadhi River, ”Miruganda River” are the water falls that originates from “Javadhu hills”.
Most of the inhabitants of this hills belong to “Malayali Tribes”. Agriculture is their major occupation. The hill is known for its wonderful sandal wood cultivation. Hence Asia’s second Sandalwood godown is constructed in Tirupathur.It is praised as city of sandalwood as it possesses the Javadhu hills and the second largest sandal godown beside it.
The “Ambur Biriyani” cuisine is popular worldwide. The leather factories located here initiates major foreign exchange for the realm and provides amble occupation opportunities for the local residents.
The Jolarpet Railway station connects the major cities like Trivandrum, Bangalore and Mumbai in 1970 – Tirupathur was formed during the Mr. Kindersley was nominated to be its first administrative officer. He continued to the same till 3.4.1972 Later Salem integrated district was formed for which Tirupathur is nominated as its Head Quarters the collectorate which was built by the British then is now maintained as railway station.