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Welcome to Cheyyar


Cheyyar also known as Thiruvathipuram or Tiruvetipuram is a town in the Tiruvannamalai District near Kanchipuram in the Tamil Nadu state of South India. It gets its name from the Cheyyar River.

The town is situated at 30 km from Kanchipuram, 60 km from Vellore and 105 km from Chennai, well connected by buses on SH 5 and SH 45.

The town contains an ancient temple called Vedapureeswarar temple situated on the banks of the river,[1] and there is a legend that Thirugnana Sambandar, one of the four great saivite saints visited the temple and caused a male palm tree to flower by singing verses in Tamil.


Key Events of Cheyyar Growth
Year Event
1962 Cheyyar  bridge constructed.
1983 Selection Grade Town Panchayat has been upgraded into Third grade Municipality. .(G.O Ms No.506 RD&LA Dept. Dt.31.03.1978)
1985 Municipal Councilors elected by the public through election.
1995 Construction of Bus Stand under IDSMT  & IUDP Scheme.
2002 New Water Scheme from Cheyyar River Bed through TWAD Board.
2003 Construction of Council Hall & Computer Room under 11th Finance Commission.

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