Kaveripakkam

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Kaveripakkam
city
Kaveripakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Kaveripakkam
Kaveripakkam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°54′06″N 79°27′50″E / 12.901667°N 79.463889°E / 12.901667; 79.463889Coordinates: 12°54′06″N 79°27′50″E / 12.901667°N 79.463889°E / 12.901667; 79.463889
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Region Vellore
District Vellore
Talukas Arakonam
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 12,514
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 632 508
Telephone code 04177
Vehicle registration TN-73
Lok Sabha constituency Arakonam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sholinghur
Other Languages Telugu, Urdu

Kaveripakkam is a panchayat town in Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[2] Kaveripakkam had a population of 12,514. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kaveripakkam has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 64%. In Kaveripakkam, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Located on the northern banks of the Palar River, Kaveripakkam is a town in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. This town, also known as Kaveripak, is 10 km east of Walajapet and 30 km from Kanchipuram.

Kaveripakkam is a tourist spot known for a lake built by King Nandivarman III of Pallava dynasty. This place was called 'Kavithapakkam' during the reign of the Pallavas. Recent excavations have unearthed 16th century artifacts such as pottery materials and burnt clay products. These artifacts are now displayed at Government Museum in Vellore.

Sholingur Narasimha Temple in Sholingur is 25 km away. Puduppadi, Panapakkam and Natteri are the places in the neighborhood.

Kaveripakkam is 40 km from Vellore and 78 km west of Chennai International Airport. The nearest rail access points are Walajah Road Junction Railway Station and Sholinghur Railway Station.

Location[edit]

Kaveripakkam is about 100 km west of Chennai, 40 km east of Vellore and 28 km west of Kanchipuram. Kaveripakkam also has more than 50 small villages around the town. Kaveripakkam is the entry town of Vellore Dist

  • Nearest Airport: Chennai
  • Nearest Seaport: Chennai
  • Nearest Railway Station : Sholingur (Banavaram), Walaja Road
  • Nearest Railway Junction: Katpadi, Arakonam

Major educational institutions[edit]

Colleges

  1. Kaveripakkam College of Arts & Science

Technical Institutions

  1. Industrial Training Institutes
  2. appleTek Computer Solutions
  3. CSC computer centre

Schools

  1. Anne Marie Matric Hr.Sec. school, Thiruparkadal
  2. Government Boys Higher Secondary School
  3. Government Girls Higher Secondary School
  4. Swamy Vivekananda Vidyalaya Matric School
  5. DGR Matric Higher Sec School
  6. Saraswathi Vidhyalaya Matric Higher Sec School
  7. NAG Matric Higher Sec School & NAG Vidyasharmam (CBSE), Sumaithangi

Banks[edit]

  1. Corporation bank with ATM
  2. Indian Bank
  3. State Bank of India with ATM
  4. Vellore central Co operative bank

Crops[edit]

Plantain is the most predominant crop in Kaveripakkam followed by Rice.

Interesting Facts[edit]

  • Wife of great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar born in kondapuram which is the part of kaveripakkam. Her name is Vasuki. But still there is no awareness and significant evidences are not available in this place.
  • War between Raza sahib and Robert Clive held at this place. This is well known war between British East India Company and Arcot Nawab. Raza sahib lead 7000 soldiers as a chief commander of Arcot Nawab's army. British forces were led by Robert Clive with 500 soldiers. But with new techniques and new weapons Robert Clive defeated Raza Sahib.
  • During the war periods lot of valuable statues were buried in land near to the Shri Sundara Varadharaja perumal temple. Aarchaeology department found many statues near to this temple. Recently few statues found during renovation process of the temple.
  • Kaveripakkam lake is the second largest lake in Tamil Nadu. This lake irrigates more than 30 villages. This is the main tourist spot in kaveripakkam.

Important Temples[edit]

  • Shri Azhagiya Ramar Temple

This is very old temple built for Lord Rama.

  • Shri Sundara Varatharaja perumal temple

It has been believed there is a secret subway leading to Vellore fort from this temple. There is a window in the wall of the main sanctum ans is said to be carved in single stone. The designs of the window is different in both the sides which is very rare case in single stone window.

  • Sri Pancha Lingeshwara temple

Swayambu linga known as Pancha Lingeshwara which is representing pancha boodha.

  • Moolaththu Vazhiyamman Temple

This is newly built temple for the goddess Amman. This is the only temple which has chariot festival (தேர் திருவிழா). But it has been stopped recently due to some issues.

  • Muktheesvaran temple

Saneeshvara Bhaghavan present in this temple and devotees will be visiting with ghee lamps for nine weeks to get the blessings and to avoid the bad impact of saneeshvara dhosham. Also lot of small gods are present in this temple.

  • Konganeeswarar temple.

A big pond is present near to this temple. Excess water from kaveripakkam lake will be reaching this pond during rainy seasons which indicates that lake has reached its actual capacity.

  • Shri Dhrowbathy Amman temple

This temple is very famous for its festival celebrations. Huge celebration will be conducted in this temple to Panjali (Goddess in Mahabharat). Drama and other cultural activities will be celebrated for one month. Mahabharat will be read by famous scholars in that month. This is the temple which has numerous cultural activities compared to other temples in Kaveripakkam.

  • Shri Culcutta Kaali Amman temple

This temple is for Kaali and present in national highways. Most of the vehicles will be stopped here for pooja and believed that Kaali will save them on the way from all troubles.

  • Shri Chelli Amman temple, Shri Kaveri Amman temple, Shri Durgai Amman temple

These temples are very small and famous for their festival celebrations (ஆடி திருவிழா).

  • Shri Angala Parameshwari temple

This temple is built for the Goddess Angalamman and some special ceremony at graveyard will be conducted every year (மயான கொள்ளை ). People will take Amman from the village to graveyard and will be doing pooja to worship the goddess.

  • Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

This is newly built temple for the god Shirdi Sai Baba.

Apart from above temples, some other small temples present in this place. In old temples, we could see lot of notable Tamil scripts. Here The Ancient Note Is Present On Gods.

Doctors[edit]

  1. Dr. Srinivasan, General Practitioner
  2. Dr. Saravana
  3. Dr. Ramanan B.D.S
  4. Dr. Aishwariya Ramanan B.D.S
  5. Dr. Vahitha, Gyneo and General Practitioner
  6. Dr. DayaSankar, General Practitioner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.