Gobichettipalyam at a Glance

Gobichettipalayam (often simply called Gobi) is a semi-rural community in the Erode District of Tamil Nadu. It was christened on June 1, 1949, named after Gobana Chettiar, a wealthy old man who lived at the site. Gobichettipalayam was previously known as Veerapandi Gramam, and more quondam documents and records still use that name.

Area : 7.51 Sq.kms.
Population : 74,000
City Formed : 1-6-1949
Grade Ist Grade
Road Length : 76,400 Kms.


gobi glance

The people of Gobi mainly shows interest in the field of Agriculture and Weaving. Agriculture centers on rice paddies, sugarcane, banana, and tumeric. Some spinning mills to support the local weaving industry are also developing in the region.

The town is home to the Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple, a 5-acre (20,234 m˛) Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kaliamman (an incarnation of Kali), as well as to the Gobi Arts & Science College .

Gobichettipalayam boasts some famous tourist spots like Kodivery dam and Gunderi Pallam Dam near the periphery of forests. This place is also famous for religious attractions like Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple, Pachaimalai Balamurugan Hill Temple and Pavalamalai Muthu Kumaraswamy Hill Temple. Because of the scenic beauty and cultural richness, outdoor shooting of the film industry thrives in this area.

Because of the cultural and religious importance, people prefer Gobi for marriages of their kith and kin. People as far as from Delhi with roots in Tamilnadu, conduct their marriage rituals here. That paved the way for a strong cook’s association (Samayal Kalaignar Sangam).

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