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About Cheyyar

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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.There is another famous temple called Patcheeswarar temple in the heart of the town. The town was in the North Arcot District (part of Vellore district) until Tiruvannamalai district was formed. It has a sub collector office and is the third largest town in the district. This town has a Government Arts College, dating from the early 1970s. The chief occupations of the people are agriculture and handlooming.