Dakshina Pathapalayam, also known as D.P Palayam, is a village located in Gudiyattam Taluk, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located approximately 1 km from the border with Andhra Pradesh and 4 km from Paradarami is a small village and it has about 50 villages surrounding it.
The village is between Gudiyattam to Chittoor State HighWay 88. It is 22 kilometers from Gudiyattam and 24 kilometers from Chittoor. From Paradarami one can reach D.P Palayam by TNSTC town service buses Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and Kalaimagal Transport private bus, and also number of Share Auto services frequently available for the public transportation.
Dakshina Patha Palayam
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN-23 BQ|
|Coastline||140 kilometres (87 mi)|
D P Palayam is a village Panchayat of Gudiyattam Taluk in the Vellore District. The D P Palayam panchayat comprises Arigavaripalli, Agraharam, Dasarapalli, Gangapuram, Thanneerpandhal. The six lane national highway NH7 is about 25 km from D P Palayam. The proposed four lane highway NH4 is about 25 km from D P Palayam. The nearest school is Government Higher Secondary School for Boys and Girls located in Paradarami. The nearest Government Hospital is located in Paradarami and Gudiyattam also the nearest bordered town is Chittoor.
The State Highway 88, which is about 41 km stretch from Gudiyattam to Chittoor, plays a major role in heavy vehicle goods transportation. A vast number of goods carrying vehicles pass along this highway.
More about D P Palayam
|Temple Darmakartha||Padhmanabaiah Naidu|
|Languages||TELUGU (తెలుగు) TAMIL(தமிழ்)|
|Railway||Katpadi junction 30 km|
|Airport||Chennai Airport 175 km|
|Nearest City||Chittoor, Vellore|
|Nearest Hospital||Gudiyattam, Chittoor, Vellore|
|Nearest Govt School||Paradarami, Gudiyattam|
The village is surrounded by hills all the sides and it has an old temple which has been renovated. Veera Vijaya Anjaneya Swamy temple Hanuman. Every month people in and around the village visit this temple and celebrate Purnima and perform poojas.
Veera Vijaya Anjaneya Temple
Veera Vijaya Anjaneya Swamy temple was one of the oldest temple which roots from 1900. The monument was carved on stone near a small hill nearby the village, The people in and around the village use to visit the temple once in a year during Kartika purnima to perform poojas and abhisheka to the lord hanumanji. Then the people of D P Palayam decided to renovate the temple, people like Putta Subhramanyam Naidu and all the prominent villagers joined together and built the temple for hanumanji which took over 9 –10 years. Gaddam Padmanabha Naidu who supervised the work was later elected as the President/Dharmakartha for this temple.
On July 1, 2011 Chaitra Purnima the Kumbhaabhishekam for this temple is performed. Thousands of devotees and Swami Kanchi Jayendra Saraswathi from Kanchipuram and Durga Prasad Swamiji from Vijayawada or Bejawada joined this auspicious function and made it as a Grand success.
Now the temple is well known. Putta Venugopal Naidu has taken the responsibility to create this article and promote the temple. We request people to visit our temple and get the blessings of Hanuman.
Devotess can also take up a Vrata deeksha called Anjaneya malaadhaarana for a period of 40 days and perform the rituals at the end either at Hanuman Temple in the village or at Vijaywada. Every full moon day and on Hanuman Jayanti people celebrate the occasion in a very auspicious manner, people from many other villages, towns and cities visit the temple in a large number every month.
The Major occupation is Agriculture, Sugarcane, paddy and other vegetables are cultivated here and transported to the nearby Markets called Ulavar Santhai in Tamil in Gudiyattam 
Cattle and Milk production is also one of the vital sources of this village.
Dakshinapatha palayam belongs to Gudiyattam Taluk and now it has been included in K.V Kuppam assembly constituency and also it is a part of Vellore Lok Sabha constituency. Kamarajar was elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from the Gudiyatham constituency when he was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Vellore changed 1.1.09 (Arni Lok sabha) Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:
After delimitation, it is currently composed of
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- or Chittoor
- "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- "Assembly seats increase to 13 in Vellore district". The Hindu. 3 February 2009.
Places of Interest
- Mordhana Dam
- Thalakona Falls
- Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayakaswamy Temple
- Yelagiri Hills
- Sripuram Golden Temple Vellore
- Kaigal Water Falls Palamaneru
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