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Pethanaicken Palayam is a Panchayati raj town in the Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a considered a major pilgrimage spot and tourist center. The population of the town as per 2011 census by population of the town 17,678.
Agriculture is the main occupation in Pethanaicken Palayam. Pethanaicken Palayam is famous for Areca nut and Piper Bettle Farms, Coconut Leaves Weaving, production of Areca Plates and production of Coir Ropes. Rice, Cotton, Turmeric and tapioca are grown as a major commercial crop. The pre-dominate soil in the village is blacksanding.
Paduvakkadu has two historical temples, Load Vinnayaga temple and Sri Muthumariamman temple
And also this panchayat has the largest lake in the Salem district known as "Pana yeri(lake)".The temple situated over a mountain in north of this place known as "Koppu Kondan Malai(Mountain)" is a most famous worship centre for people all over the panchayat. A river known as "Vashishta Nadhi(River)" one of the longest river after Cauvery also flows in this panchayat which create it as a long deltaic region serving its agricultural needs and drinking purposes all over the area.