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Chettipalayam is a suburb of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu, India. The place and its vicinity is also home to Kari Motor Speedway , the LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine) and the Coimbatore Golf Club. It is located 17 km away from Coimbatore Junction. There is also a railway station in Podanur nearby. It is a Town Panchayat and not within the Coimbatore Corporation limits.
As of 2001[update] India census, Chettipalayam had a population of 19,379. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Chettipalayam has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 80% and female literacy of 65%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. At present the Mega Township Project is in progress in Chettipalayam.
Swami Satchidananda is from Podanur Chettipalayam before he left on search of spiritual quest, then he went to Sri Lanka. Few years later he went to United States, to find Lotus Shrine in Yogaville, in Buckingham county of Virginia State. Now the house of Swamy Satchidananda at Chettipalayam has become Lotus Temple, a proto type to Lotus Shrine in Virgenia. The place has become one of the top tourist destination in Coimbatore.
The place has roadways to Coimbatore. The place is connected by Chettipalayam railway station.
Schools near Chettipalayam
- Government Higher Secondary School
- Sree Sakthi Matriculation School
- Geedee Public School
- Avatar Public School
- Global Pathways School
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
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