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|03||திட்டம் பாளையம்||12||ரங்கையன் வலசு |
|04||மொட்டாரப் பாளையம்||13||ரெட்டி வலசு|
|05||ராசி பாளையம்||14||விராங்குட்டை வலசு|
|06||அலுக்குத்தி வலசு||15||விஜயரங்கன் வலசு|
|07||எழந்தப்பழக் காட்டு வலசு||16||எழந்தப்பழக் காட்டு வலசு|
|08||ஒக்கிலியங் காட்டு வலசு||17||கீரனூர் |
|09||கவல காட்டு வலசு||18||சுள்ளி வலசு|
Keeranur's heritage goes back well before Kaliyukam. In one of the the ancient scripts, it is mentioned as 'PalangKeeranur'. Even before historical things have arrived, its understood that people in this place have lived well. The elevated place today is the place for archaleogical studies. People call this as 'Keeranur Medu'.
This Keeranur place has seen four ugams. In Thirthougam, this was called as 'Theeranur', In Kirthougam, it was called as 'Maaranoor', in Thuvaapara ugam, it was called as 'Sooranur' and in current Kaliugam, it is called as 'Keeranur'.
Before 2000 years, its well understood that people have lived with names having 'KEeran' or ending with 'Keeran' and associated suffixes. This is understood through Sanga Ilakkiyams and the Cave scripts from SangaKaalam. For example, 'Nakkeeran' is a name that most of us are well aware of.
So because of people who named themselves as 'Keeran' would have lived here, this place would have obtained a name of Keeranur.
The other reason for the name of this place would be that, one of the six kaaniyaalarkal (kulam) is Keerai Kulam and the principal or president of that Kulam would have been called Keeran and hence the name of the place where he lived would have been termed as 'Keeranur'.
Kodumanal, situated near the Keeranur in the then Kuruppu naadu is a village with lot of sand (manal is sand in English). The colourful necklaces and ornamental stones that were produced here were well accepted by the then Roman people and traders, people from Rome have used to come down to Kodumanal to purchase them and take it to their countries. These colourful stones are available in Kodumanal, Kathaankanni, Sivanmalai and Padiyur. Even today, in and around Keeranur, colourful stones and light stones are available. So in earlier days too, though Kodumanal has been the epicenter for trade, there is no dispute that Keeranur should have also been part of that trade, meaning, the artefacts etc should have been produced to a considerable amount from the Keeranur place. There are chances that if Keeranur medu is being examined, there are possibilities to get lot of such evidences
Associated nearby small villages
Keeranur is known to be the first established or born mother Gramam or mother place. This mother than gave birth to many smaller places in and around Keeranur. There are about 18 such places including Keeranur. One ends with a suffix as 'oor'. One ends with a suffix 'puram'. Five places end with a suffix 'Palayam'. 'Valasu' is a suffix for about 11 gramams.
|7||Aalukkuthivalasu||8||Yelanthappazha Kaattu valasu|
|9||Okkiliyankaattu valasu||10||Kavalaikaattu valasu|
|13||Mola Goundan Valasu||14||Rangayan Valasu|
|15||Retti Valasu||16||ViraanKuttai Valasu|
|17||Vijaya Rangan Valasu||18||Raasipalayam|