Gobichettipalayam

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Gobichettipalayam is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city and urban concentration in Erode district and is the administrative headquarters of Gobichettipalayam taluk. The town is administered by a municipality established in 1949. It is known as "Mini Kollywood" because of the film shooting that takes place here and many films in Tamil and other languages have been shot here.This town has a population of 60,279 as of 2011.[1] The population is dominated by the Kongu Vellalar community.[2] There are a significant number of North Indians, Gurkhas, Malayalis, Uralis, Mudaliar, Vanniyar, Dalits, Nadar and Vettuva Gounders.[3][4] As per the religious census of 2011, Gobichettipalayam had 90.3% Hindus, 7.1% Muslims, 2.5% Christians and 0.1% others.[5]

Places of Interest[change | change source]

  • The Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple is situated in Pariyur, about 3 km from Gobichettipalayam, where a 'Fire Walking Ceremony' (Kundam) is held during January every year.[6]
  • The Amarapaneeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Soundaranayaki Amman, located in Pariyur.[7] The temple itself is built completely of white marble.
  • The Adinarayana Swamy Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Pariyur and the chief deity of the temple is Adhi Narayana Perumal.[8] He is represented along with his companions Sri Devi and Bhu Devi.

Reference[change | change source]

  1. Census Info 2011 Final population totals (Report). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. Journal of Indian history. University of Michigan. 1955. p. 6.
  3. Kumaran, Senthil (13 May 2016). "Gobichettipalayam likely to go for tried and tested AIADMK again". Times of India. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. Zvelebil, Kamil Veit (1982). The Irula language. Harrassowitz. p. 46. ISBN 978-3-447-02247-7.
  5. Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu (XLS) (Report). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  6. "Sri Sri Kondathu Kaliamman temple". Temple Dinamalar. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  7. "Sri Amarapaneeswarar temple". Temple Dinamalar. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  8. "Sri Adinarayana Perumal temple". Temple Dinamalar. Retrieved 26 February 2012.