The Urali Gounder are a sub-set of the Gounder caste of India. The evidence for their origin and history are found in Pudukkottai, Manapparai areas.
They are populated largely in Trichy, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Karur, Dindigul, Salem, Sivagangai, Coimbatore and Madurai of Tamil Nadu state. Also, they are found in Trivandrum and Iduki of Kerala, and Bangalore of Karnataka states.
They have further sub-division in their community, which are known by "Nadu" & "Karai". In which, "Karai" is again a sub-division of "Nadu", as Nadu is determined with area.