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Gobichettipalayam is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city and urban concentration in Erode district and is the administrative headquarters of Gobichettipalayam taluk. The town is administered by a municipality established in 1949. It is known as "Mini Kollywood" because of the film shooting that takes place here and many films in Tamil and other languages have been shot here.This town has a population of 60,279 as of 2011. The population is dominated by the Kongu Vellalar community. There are a significant number of North Indians, Gurkhas, Malayalis, Uralis, Mudaliar, Vanniyar, Dalits, Nadar and Vettuva Gounders. As per the religious census of 2011, Gobichettipalayam had 90.3% Hindus, 7.1% Muslims, 2.5% Christians and 0.1% others.

Places of Interest

  • The Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple is situated in Pariyur, about 3┬ákm from Gobichettipalayam, where a 'Fire Walking Ceremony' (Kundam) is held during January every year.
  • The Amarapaneeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Soundaranayaki Amman, located in Pariyur. The temple itself is built completely of white marble.
  • The Adinarayana Swamy Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Pariyur and the chief deity of the temple is Adhi Narayana Perumal. He is represented along with his companions Sri Devi and Bhu Devi.

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