Karur is a city in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Karur is the administrative headquarters of Karur district. It is located on the banks of River Amaravathi in the Kongunadu region of Tamilnadu. It is situated at about 395 kilometres (245 mi) southwest of the state capital Chennai and 295 kilometres away from Bengaluru. Karur has been ruled at different times, by the Murkala cheras ( sangam before period)before the kodungalur Cheras, Later Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Mysore Kingdom and the British.