D.P Palayam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation 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.

D.P Palayam
Dakshina Patha Palayam
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Vellore
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.


Official language are Telugu and Tamil.

More about D P Palayam[edit]

Taluk Gudiyattam
Railway Katpadi junction 30 km
Airport Chennai Airport 175 km
Nearest city Chittoor, Vellore
Nearest hospital Gudiyattam, Chittoor, Vellore
Nearest government 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.

We[who?] can join the National High Way NH4 from D P Palayam via D K Cheruvu and Bangaru Palayam. This is the shortest route ever and reduce 40 plus kilometers by avoiding Chittoor.

Veera Vijaya Anjaneya Temple[edit]

Veera Vijaya Anjaneya Swamy

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.

Devotees 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, sugar cane, paddy and other vegetables are cultivated here and transported to the nearby markets called Ulavar Santhai in Tamil in Gudiyattam[1]

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.


Assembly Segments[edit]

Vellore constituency as laid out by 1971 Delimitation. The boundaries for this constituency lasted until 2004 election, which was then replaced by 2008 Delimitation.

Vellore changed 1.1.09 (Arni Lok sabha) Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]

  1. Katpadi
  2. Gudiyatham
  3. Pernambut (SC)
  4. Anaicut
  5. Vellore
  6. Arni

After delimitation, it is currently composed of

  1. Vellore
  2. Anaicut
  3. Kilvazhithunaiankuppam (SC)
  4. Gudiyatham
  5. Vaniyambadi
  6. Ambur[4]


  1. ^ or Chittoor
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Assembly seats increase to 13 in Vellore district". The Hindu. 3 February 2009. 


D P Palayam Habitation Profile

Government of India Census Information about D.P Palayam

D.P Palayam Postal Code

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for D.P Palayam

D.P Palayam Village Panchayat Profile and villages under D.P Palayam Panchayat

Places of interest[edit]


You can refer the below to know more information about our village.

Dakshinapatha Palayam

Dakshinapatha Palem

External links[edit]