Chettupattu

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Chettupattu
Chetpet
Chetpet
Town
Chettupattu is located in Tamil Nadu
Chettupattu
Chettupattu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°27′52″N 79°20′51″E / 12.464433°N 79.347539°E / 12.464433; 79.347539Coordinates: 12°27′52″N 79°20′51″E / 12.464433°N 79.347539°E / 12.464433; 79.347539
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvanaamalai
Population (2011)
 • Total 99,085
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 606 801
Telephone code 91 4181
Vehicle registration TN25
Sex ratio 1:1 /

Chethupattu is a panchayat town in Tiruvannamalai district located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Demographics[edit]

Chettupattu has a population of 36,000; consisting of 50% males and 50% females, with 10% of the population being under the age of 6 years. Chettupattu's literacy rate is 69%, which is 10% higher than the national average; male literacy is 77% and female literacy is 61%.

Chethupattu is a panchayat town in Thiruvanaamalai district located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its neighboring towns are Vandavasi (east), Polur (west), Gingee (south), Tiruvannamalai (south-west) and Arani (north). More than 80% of its inhabitants are farmers and the primary source of income is agriculture. The main crops grown are groundnut, paddy and sugarcane. Chettupattu is a fast developing town, ranking with Panchayats of Pazhampet and Kannanur. Animal husbandry provides subsidiary income to farmers in the region. A veterinary dispensary established in 1963 provides services for the farmers.

The STD code for Chetpet is 04181. The pincode number is 606801.

Temples[edit]

The Ramachandra Perumal Temple.
  • The "Sri Muthumariyaman Temple" is located in Palampet. Here every year "Aadi thiruvizha" is celebrated. Every Friday of that month is very special for that temple and every year people celebrate the Pongal in this temple only.
  • Sri Ramachandra Perumal Temple, Nedungunam, Vandavasi Taluk, which is 3 km from Chetpet.
  • Sri Kannika Parameshwari Temple, Police Station Street, Chetpet.
  • Sri Veera Sanjeeviraja Perumal Temple, Kadai Street, Chetpet.
  • On the route from Chennai to Vandavasi in Chetpet, there is a temple built for Manikkavacakar and Shiva. It also has a Navagraha temple, built sometime during the 1920s.
  • The Throwpathi Amman Temple is located in Palampet. The Agni Vasantha Vizha of this temple is well-known around the village.
  • More than 100 years old, the famous "Sri Karpaga Vinayagar" temple is located on Azhagiri Street, Pazhampet.
  • Pachaiamman Temple located in Indravan 5 km toward Arani.
  • Throwpathi amman kovil pazhampet Located in Dharmaraja Kovil St, Pazhampet.
  • Jay Vera Anchaneyar Kovil located on Arani Road.
  • Vinayagar Kovil located on Arani Road.
  • Ayyappan Kovil located on Vandhavasi Road.

Churches[edit]

Chetpet Madha hill chapel
  • Assembly of God Church, since 2008 on Vandavasi Road, Pazhampet, Chetpet.
  • St. Lourdes (Lourde's, Lordhu's) Shrine in Chetpet was constructed by the Roman Catholic friar Jean Francis Darras in the 1890s.[1][2] It is one of the largest and oldest Churches in Tamil Nadu.

Mosques[edit]

In Chettupattu, there are 4 mosques:

  • One in Pazampettai near the Kamarajar statue.
  • One on Police Station Street / Polur Road.
  • One on Anna Street.
  • TNTJ (Tamiḻnāṭu tavhīt jamā'at, a non-profit volunteer organization)[3] Markas, which is also in Anna Street near Padmavathi Marriage Hall.

General[edit]

  • The place called Community, a site of crop exchange.
  • The old fort.
  • In Chetpet, there are more than 2000 shops, including branches of Union Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank and State Bank of India.
  • Every year, the Lourdes Shrine is decorated for a Christian festival. This occasion attracts many thousands of people to Chetpet.
  • Padmavathi Theatre (DTS).
  • For the Pongal festival, Jallikattu is very famous in the Pazhampettai Draupadi Amman temple and Mariamman temple.

Banks[edit]

  • Union Bank of India on Gingee road.
  • State Bank of India on Vandavasi road.
  • Indian Overseas Bank on Arani road
  • Corporation Bank on Vandavasi road
  • Karur Vysya ATM on Arani road
  • Pallavan Grama Bank on Arani road
  • Axis Bank ATM on Polur road
  • Co-Operative Bank on Vandavasi road

Hospitals[edit]

  • Govt. Hospital on Polur road.
  • Suraj Hospital in Palampet, Chetpet.
  • St. Thomas German Hospital on Polur road (within 1 km), established in Chettupattu by Dr. Maria Aschhoff.
  • Rathinakumar, private doctor in vandavasi road.
  • Kannaiyan (child specialist) on Vandavasi road.
  • Paramanathan, private doctor on Gingee road.
  • Anthuraz, private doctor in Polur road.
  • Jayakumar (skin specialist) on Gingee road.

Hotels[edit]

  • Saravanas Hotel, located on Gingee road.
  • Ranga Bhavan Hotel, located on Polur road.
  • Madurai Muniyandi Vilas
  • Madurai Pandiyan Vilas
  • SMK Hotal.

Jewellery shops[edit]

  • S Mani Jewellery
  • Vasanth Jewellery
  • Lakshmi Jewellery

Marriage halls[edit]

  • Padma Rangasamy kalyana mandapam
  • VRK kalyana mandapam
  • srinivasa kalyana mandapam
  • RY kalyana mandapam
  • Geetha kalyana mandapam
  • Padma Sinuvasan kalyana mandapam

Travels[edit]

  • MK Travels

Education[edit]

Educational institutions in Chetpet include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Vellore
  2. ^ Joseph Thekkedath, A history of the Salesians of Don Bosco in India (2005)
  3. ^ ta:தமிழ்நாடு தவ்ஹீத் ஜமாஅத்
  • MK (BCS)
  • MA (BCS)
  • Abi (Dr)
  • Ram (B.com).