Saturday, March 27, 2010
In the Thirruvannamalai district of Tamil Nandu, Cheeyar is a taluka district. It is situated about 40 Km south west of Kanchipuram .Cheyyar is well connected by road ,rail and air to the other places .The nearest railway stations are Kanchipuram Railway Station and Arni Road Railway Station .The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport and Chennai is located in the north east of this town .Cheyyar is located between Arcot and Vandavasi on the State Highway.
It is believed that Lord Vedapureeshwarar imparted spiritual guidance to the heavenly bodies about the Vedas at this place and since then this place came to be known as Thiruvothur. Thiruvathipuram, Tiruvettipuram and Tiruvattiyur are the other names of this place. On the northern banks of the Cheyyar the Vedapureeshwarar Temple (Vedanatheshwarar Temple) is located .It is also said that Saint Thirugnanasambanthar converted a male palm tree into a female palm tree at this holy place. The places located near Cheyyar are Vakkadai, Anakkavur, Moranam, Mamandur and Virambakkam.
The main occupations of the people living in Cheyyar are Agriculture and weaving. The rice mills of Cheyyar provide employment to a lot of people. The Cheyyar cooperative Sugar mill is one of the largest sugar mills in the country. Previously, Cheyyar was not an industrial region, it is becoming an industrial region following the establishment of the industrial complex by the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) Limited It is becoming the next investment destination of the companies after Sriperumbudur and Oragadam.
The unique tea stall where I had a good black coffee and mineral water
This hotel was busy in the morning and when I returned around 9:00 pm .. the entire Cheyyar busstand was empty sparing a sweet shop which made busy sales
Spread over an area of 11.62 sq. kms. Arani is the second largest town in the district of Thiruvannamalai. With a population of over 0.69 lakhs, the economy of the town revolves around the manufacture of Silks Sarees products.
Arani is on the Kanchi- Tiruvannamalai route. If you are having good stomach you can have the hot samosas they sell there ..
Tirutanni from Hyderabad and Chennai
Tiruttani is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya and is situated in Tiruvallur district. Tiruttani is the Fifth Padai Veedu of Lord Muruga. It is 84 km away from north west chennai . The temple is situated on a hillock. Three Hundred and Sixty five Steps lead to the shrine, each step representing a day of the year.
Lord murugan fiercely fight with Surapadma at Tiruchendur, the anger of muruga wanted to reduce his anger. He reached Tiruttani Hill to reduce his anger, that is why Tiruttani is called as Thanigai malai. Tiruttani is also known by many other names. That is Purnagiri, Kshanikachalam, Mooladri, Neelotpala.Tiruttani temple is located on Chennai – Mumbai Railway route. It is about 13 Kms North from Arokkanam Railway Junction; 43 Kms North from Kancheepuram and 84 Kms West from Chennai (Via Thiruvallur). Tirupathi is about 66 Kms, North from Tiruttani. Convenient and good transport facilities by road and rail are available from Tiruttani to all parts of the nation
There are trains to Tirutanni from Hyderabad and Chennai
The hotels is decent and has a good restaurnat - Saravana Bhavan beside it
Hotel Jayabala International (224348), 504 Gandhi Rd
There is also a silk showroom near by
SRI KB SIILKS 504, Gandhi Road ( Hotel Jayabala Complex , Beside Hotel Saravana Bhavan ) Kanchipuram - 631501. 044 -27224561 044 -27224348