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Keerapalayam Village, a model village, is situated near Chidambaram on the National Highway 45 in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. This ancient village lies on the banks of Vellar River, a seasonal river formed by the intersection of Vasishta Nadi and Sweta Nadi. It is believed that during the ancient period, Vellar River separated the Chola and Pallava kingdoms and the Keerapalayam village had become a cross mark between the two kingdoms. In Tamil, the divider or cross mark between two rivers is called 'Keeral' and 'Palayam' specifies 'habitation.' This village is said to be the model village because of its innovational efforts in the fields of group activities, cleanliness, greening up activities and public participation.

Railhead close to the city is Chidambaram Railway Station.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Cuddalore
Location: Chidambaram    


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