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Gudiyatham Tamil dance
Gudiyatham Tamil dance
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: prasanth 00N
Gudiyatham River
Gudiyatham River
Published: 2015/11/25
Channel: Mr.Eswar maddy
Gudiyatham Gangai Amman Thiruvizha | Gudiyattam Gengaiamman Festival
Gudiyatham Gangai Amman Thiruvizha | Gudiyattam Gengaiamman Festival
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: Siva Naatham
Gudiyatham pichanoor manju virattu 2017
Gudiyatham pichanoor manju virattu 2017
Published: 2017/02/26
Channel: vikky yadav
Gudiyattam drums at rajakovil
Gudiyattam drums at rajakovil
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Abi Abi
Thala57 Vivegam Banner at Gudiyatham Theatre by Ajith Kumar Fans
Thala57 Vivegam Banner at Gudiyatham Theatre by Ajith Kumar Fans
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: Blooup Tv
Two and a half year old killed in an accident in Gudiyatham
Two and a half year old killed in an accident in Gudiyatham
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Stagnant water in Gudiyatham make life difficult for residents
Stagnant water in Gudiyatham make life difficult for residents
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Gudiyatham gengai amman festival_2010
Gudiyatham gengai amman festival_2010
Published: 2010/05/26
Channel: ram kumar
Details about the murder of school student at Gudiyatham
Details about the murder of school student at Gudiyatham
Published: 2014/12/16
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Gudiyatham Mordhana Dam
Gudiyatham Mordhana Dam
Published: 2015/11/22
Channel: Mr.Eswar maddy
Gudiyatham Nellorepet
Gudiyatham Nellorepet
Published: 2013/11/27
Channel: shanmugam hari
Massive 60Ft Vivegam Flex Placed At Ganga Theater(Gudiyatham)Vellore District.
Massive 60Ft Vivegam Flex Placed At Ganga Theater(Gudiyatham)Vellore District.
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: ArulHoney
Thoguthi Arivom - Gudiyatham | PuthiyaTalaimurai TV
Thoguthi Arivom - Gudiyatham | PuthiyaTalaimurai TV
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
gudiyatham kaspa gangaiyamman
gudiyatham kaspa gangaiyamman
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: rohan rohan
gudiyatham gangai amman sirasu thiruvizia.2015
gudiyatham gangai amman sirasu thiruvizia.2015
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: Sumathi Shanmugam
Gudiyatham gangaiamman festival
Gudiyatham gangaiamman festival
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: vinoth Kumar
Gudiyatham jallikattu(2)
Gudiyatham jallikattu(2)
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: Murali MT
Gudiyatham gagaiyamman outside coming time
Gudiyatham gagaiyamman outside coming time
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Vignesh Rao
Gudiyatham malligai
Gudiyatham malligai
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Lotus News Story
More than 30 attacked by stray  dogs in Gudiyatham
More than 30 attacked by stray dogs in Gudiyatham
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Kaangayam kaalai gudiyatham
Kaangayam kaalai gudiyatham
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Santhosh Jaz
Gudiyatham Gangaiamman festival 15/05/2017
Gudiyatham Gangaiamman festival 15/05/2017
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: karuna karan
Gudiyatham
Gudiyatham
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: ks sarravanan
Vellore Mavattam Gudiyatham Kovil Thiruvizha News in Dinamalar Video Dated May 15th 2015
Vellore Mavattam Gudiyatham Kovil Thiruvizha News in Dinamalar Video Dated May 15th 2015
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: Dinamalar
Gudiyatham Krishna jayanthi 1
Gudiyatham Krishna jayanthi 1
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: GOKULA MAKKAL KATCHI
Thousands of devotees witness Gudiyatham Gangai Amman festival
Thousands of devotees witness Gudiyatham Gangai Amman festival
Published: 2016/05/15
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Vivegam massive flex at gudiyatham ganga cinemas
Vivegam massive flex at gudiyatham ganga cinemas
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: vikky yadav
Gudiyatham Revathi Murder - Karuppu Vellai (01/06/2015)
Gudiyatham Revathi Murder - Karuppu Vellai (01/06/2015)
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: PuthuYugamTV
Gudiyatham gangai amman temple palkoodam 10/7/15
Gudiyatham gangai amman temple palkoodam 10/7/15
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Sri Santhosh
Gudiyatham gopalapuram  gangai Amman paalkudaum  festival ( 14 /07/2017)
Gudiyatham gopalapuram gangai Amman paalkudaum festival ( 14 /07/2017)
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: aravindan p
angala parameswari gudiyatham  1
angala parameswari gudiyatham 1
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: lakshmi Narayanan
Am 57 vivegam Gudiyatham thala fans banner in ganga gowry Gaythri theater
Am 57 vivegam Gudiyatham thala fans banner in ganga gowry Gaythri theater
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: yogaraj R
Mayanakollai Gudiyatham
Mayanakollai Gudiyatham
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: stamil vanan
Pasumathur village near Gudiyatham, Tamil Nadu
Pasumathur village near Gudiyatham, Tamil Nadu
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: Guhan Baskar
gudiyatham naam thamilar katchi koottam
gudiyatham naam thamilar katchi koottam
Published: 2015/09/26
Channel: maha yadam
Circle-level, inter-school sports near Gudiyatham
Circle-level, inter-school sports near Gudiyatham
Published: 2014/11/29
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Gudiyatham  வானவேடிக்கை
Gudiyatham வானவேடிக்கை
Published: 2014/05/24
Channel: Karthik Dragon
Share autos defy rules while transporting school students in Gudiyatham
Share autos defy rules while transporting school students in Gudiyatham
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Gudiyatham Krishna jayanthi
Gudiyatham Krishna jayanthi
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: GOKULA MAKKAL KATCHI
Gudiyatham Gangai Amman Festival | குடியாத்தம் கங்கையம்மன் திருவிழா
Gudiyatham Gangai Amman Festival | குடியாத்தம் கங்கையம்மன் திருவிழா
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Siva Naatham
Illegal rehabilitation centre
Illegal rehabilitation centre ' kaann Olli ' near gudiyatham,vellore district
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Dhivya Manivannan
Silambam in college indoor GUDIYATHAM
Silambam in college indoor GUDIYATHAM
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Gopi Nathan
Officials investigate newly married woman
Officials investigate newly married woman's suicide in Gudiyatham
Published: 2016/01/24
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
gudiyatham school story
gudiyatham school story
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: Lotus News Story
gudiyatham gangaiamman koil thiruvizia
gudiyatham gangaiamman koil thiruvizia
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: Sumathi Shanmugam
Youth dies after falling out of express train near Gudiyatham, Vellore
Youth dies after falling out of express train near Gudiyatham, Vellore
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV
Gudiyatham Kings
Gudiyatham Kings
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Velu King
Murder in Temple at Vellore Mavattam Gudiyatham - Dinamalar Jan 10th News
Murder in Temple at Vellore Mavattam Gudiyatham - Dinamalar Jan 10th News
Published: 2015/01/10
Channel: Dinamalar
AEGAN - CELABRATION IN MY NATIVE - GUDIYATHAM
AEGAN - CELABRATION IN MY NATIVE - GUDIYATHAM
Published: 2008/11/15
Channel: yuvalnt
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Gudiyatham
Town
Nickname(s): Kudiyettram
Gudiyatham is located in Tamil Nadu
Gudiyatham
Gudiyatham
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°56′23″N 78°51′52″E / 12.93972°N 78.8644°E / 12.93972; 78.8644Coordinates: 12°56′23″N 78°51′52″E / 12.93972°N 78.8644°E / 12.93972; 78.8644
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Vellore
Government
 • Type First Grade Municipality
 • Body Gudiyattam Municipality
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,35,672
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 632 601, 632 602,632603,632604, 635 803,635805,635806,635801,635813
Telephone code 91 4171
Vehicle registration TN 23
Website footnotes =

Gudiyatham (also called Gudiyattam or Gudiyettram) is a Suburban and a historical Town of Vellore districtty. It is a municipality in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is located at the centre of two megacities namely Bangalore and Chennai. District headquarter Vellore is 31 km away from the town. In 2011, the town had a population of 2,35,672. This is where the first Indian national flag was woven. Gudiyatham is a first-grade municipality. It was named as Gudiyatham Municipality in 1886.

Creation of township

The town was built by Kulothunga choza during his reign. He named it as "Kudiyetra-nallur" which denotes, a place that suits for good and hood living.

Geography[edit]

Gudiyatham is about 160 km west of Chennai and 165 km southeast of Bengaluru. The town is near the border of Andhra Pradesh state. Gudiyatham has more than 500 small villages around it.

In 2010, the opening of NH 234 highway was announced. NH234 passes through it from Mangaluru to Villupuram en route to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai.[1]

  • Nearest airport: Vellore, Bengaluru and Chennai
  • Nearest seaport: Chennai
  • Nearest railway stations: Gudiyatham and Ambur
  • Nearest major railway junction: Vellore Katpadi Junction, Chittore junction (AP State)
  • Nearest highway junction: Pallikonda

Demographics[edit]

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
  
81.58%
Muslim
  
16.96%
Christian
  
0.98%
Sikh
  
0.01%
Buddhist
  
0.01%
Jain
  
0.28%
Other
  
0.16%
No religion
  
0.02%

According to the 2011 census, Gudiyatham had a population of 2,35,672 with a sex-ratio of 1,029 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[2] A total of 9,273 were under the age of six, constituting 4,738 males and 4,535 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 16.8% and 0.1% of the population respectively.

The average literacy of the town was 77.46%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[2] The town had 55,103 households. There were 1,05,133 workers, comprising 9,700 cultivators, 25,373 main agricultural labourers, 6,501 in household industries, 40,891 other workers, 22,668 marginal workers, 877 marginal cultivators, 8,949 marginal agricultural labourers, 1,122 marginal workers in household industries and 11,369 other marginal workers.[3]

As per the religious census of 2011, Gudiyatham had 81.58% Hindus, 16.96% Muslims, 0.98% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs, 0.01% Buddhists, 0.28% Jains, 0.16% following other religions and 0.02% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[4]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Mordhana dam, is about 8 kilometers from Gudiyatham. The dam is built between two hills that are covered with lush greenery and is 33 meters high and 220 meters long.

Karupuleeswarar Temple, also known as Balasarthuleeswarar (Baby-Tiger Eswarar)temple in Nellorepet is more than 1000 years old and is historically connected with Gudiyatham town. It is famous for its car festival (Thaer Thiruvizha). This temple was the abode for famous sage Goundanya Rishi and the river passing through the town is called in his name "Goundanya Maha Nadi". The temple has lion tank (Simha kulam).

Gangaiamman Temple in Gudiyatham is famous for its 4 days carnival (Gangai Amman Thiruvizha) every year during May 14–17 (Tamil month - Vaigasi 1st) which attracts 10 lakhs of people from all around India. For this famous occasion, government announces local holiday for the whole district.

Arulmigu Punganoor Amman Temple in Chunnambupet (Old Bus Stand backside).

Sethukkarai hill (Serukkiri hill) is recently famous for the Girivalam (going around hill) among the locals on full moon days.

Commerce[edit]

  • India's first national flag hoisted after Independence was made in Gudiyattam. This flag was hoisted by the first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Redfort on 15 August 1947.

Gudiyatham has a small scale sector manufacturing safety matches, lungis, and beedis. The safety matches industry is second largest in Tamil Nadu after Sivakasi. Beedis are exported to Pakistan and other parts of India. The handloom and powerloom lungies which are manufactured here are exported to many parts of India, African and Arab countries. The whole of middle east countries are supplied with handloom lungis by major exporting firms from Gudiyatham. Gudiyatham is so called "The Little Sivakasi" for it's major match box factories around the town.

The town has many cinema theaters (more than 10). At present "Ganga complex" has Ganga,Gowri and Gayathri theatres in a compound as well as Lakshmi,Little lakshmi and Mahalakshmi theatres in other compound. All these six theatres are present near the Kamarajar bridge. Other theatres like Murugan and Raguram are also located in this town. Gudiyatham is famous for gold jewellery making.There are more than 800 jewellery shops in the town. Being on the Katpadi-Jolarpettai railway line, it is well connected to Chennai and Bengaluru.

The central government has recently announced Chennai-Bangalore expressway enroute Gudiyattam.

Other than these, there were two cotton mills running in Gudiyatham. One is Thirumagal Mills Limited and other one is Rajeshwari Mills Limited; but the latter was closed. Cow and Ox market is held near Nellorepet on every Tuesday and it has been so, for more than 100 years.

Education[edit]

The Govt. Thirumagal Mills college, Gudiyatham was established in the year 1964-65. The college was established with a pre-University course and now it has 6 UG courses and 2 PG courses apart from two certificate courses. Located in the Gudiyattam - Katpadi Road.

The K.M.G College was started in the year 2000. From a humble beginning of 7 Undergraduate courses started in the very first year of opening of the college.The college now offers 10 Undergraduate courses,6 PG courses and 2 Research programs.

The Rajagopal Polytechnic College was established in the year 1960. This Polytechnic College offers three year Diploma courses in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Automobile Engineering. Located in the Gudiyattam - Katpadi Road.

The Sugarcane Research Station at Melalathur, Gudiyatham was started in 1935 under a scheme for sugarcane research of the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. From 1981 onward, it is under the jurisdiction of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. (TNAU)

Thiruvalluvar higher secondary school established around 65 years ago is one of the leading educationalistic government-aided institution in the town providing quality school-level education to pupils. The school was established by K.M.Govindarsanar. The school has more than 150 teaching staffs and 20 non-teaching staffs. Most of the people around the town are educated from this school.

Abirami arts and science college for women a newly established institution in 2016 is now a fastly-growing,leading educationalistic institution in the town. The college offers all undergraduate courses in arts and science department

National higher secondary school in the town offers quality education to students in the town. This institution is a government-aided institution having more than 100+ teaching staffs.

Other schools such as St.John's matriculation higher secondary school, Crescent maticulation school, Seventh day adventist matriculation higher secondary school, Vidhyalakshmi CBSE school, Vidhyalakshmi matriculation higher secondary school, Aashirwad's school for kids and primary school, Brahmas CBSE vidhyalaya, Saraswathi matriculation vidhyalaya, Saraswathi vidhyalaya higher secondary school are providing quality education to students in and around the town.

Politics[edit]

Gudiyatham assembly constituency is part of Vellore Lok Sabha constituency.[5] Kamarajar was elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from the Gudiyatham constituency when he was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Jayanthi Padmanabhan is the current Member of Legislative Assembly.


References[edit]

  1. ^ (NH-234 announcement.)
  2. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Gudiyatham(05712)". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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