Thiruppattur Tirupattur is a town located in Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located approximately 35km from Krishnagiri and 80km from Hosur. The town has mainly small-scale industries and mills. Some people might describe Tirupattur as a satellite town, in which people reside and go to work in nearby industrial towns such as Vaniyambadi and Ambur in the north, but it is a commercial center from time immemorial (whereas Vaniyambadi and Ambur, which were once smaller towns, have recently flourished). It was a revenue subdivision during British raj and remains so. It has Old Shiva, Vishnu temples and Tanks built during the Hoysala Dyanasty. It is well connected by road and rail to other important cities of Tamil Nadu such as Chennai, Salem and Vellore and to Bangalore in Karnataka. This town is also famous in Islamic religious circles as many great saints "Awliyas" had made it their home town. Some of them are buried at various places in the town, including Hazrath Syed Sha Mohammed alias Syed Khawja Meeran Hussaini Jaffari, Hazrath Syed ShaAmeenuddin Hussaini Chisty ur Kahdri (who is better known as Munshi Hazrath); he was the last among a series of saints who have lived and have been buried at Tirupattur. Munshi Hazrath's son Janab Syed Sha Nayeem Hussaini Chisty ul Khadri (better known in and around the town as Nayeem Hazrath) still resides in the town and is carrying forward the tradition of his forefathers, he is also a great religious scholar and a very famous exorcist, many people who are either possessed or under the influence of evil spirits, visit him to get themselves freed of such spirits.
The name Tirupattur means a group of ten villages/small towns. There exists a village called Aathiyur (Aathi means Begin) in the southern fringes of the Town and Kodiyur (Kodi means End) in the northern fringes of the town. It is surrounded by several of these villages, making Tirupattur a Taluk. Tirupattur's population and land area are good enough to have political representations in the state legislature of Tamil Nadu (Member of the Legislative Assembly), and part of Thiruvannamalai constituency for the central/federal legislature of India (Member of Parliament as of 2009 elections).