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Mecheri is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°51′03″N 77°57′23″E / 11.85083°N 77.95639°E / 11.85083; 77.95639Coordinates: 11°51′03″N 77°57′23″E / 11.85083°N 77.95639°E / 11.85083; 77.95639
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Salem
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,020
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-52

Mecheri (Tamil: மேச்சேரி) is a panchayat town in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Mecheri had a population of 21,020. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mecheri has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 50%. In Mecheri, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Now the town become more populated due to JSW ( Steel Factory. More famous about Hand loom silks export business.


Mecheri is one of the holy sites where the omnipotent goddess in the form of "Vada Bhadrakeli" is showering her blessings in the universe. There are wide conifirs and mandapams surrounding the temple. Rajagopuram is main entrance to the temple. The temple facing north is situated in south-east direction in the heart of Mechari town nearby Salem-Dharmapuri highway.

Besides this, there are three rajagopurams in three directions. In the west of Salem which is noted for its cultivation of mango.

Mecheri is situated on the high-way of Salem-Mettur Dam.

Mecheri is 33 km away from Salem and 20km away from Mettur dam, which is for Cauvery river. Mecheri is surrounded by the lake and beautiful green meadows.It is also surrounded by south Vallattu Nadu and Thoppaiyam.

Mecheri also is famous for its "Mecheri special sheep", a market where around 300 people meet at same place for sheep trading on Wednesday of the every week. A sheep research office was started by government here, located 5km south of the Mecheri bus stop.


  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.