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People of salem

As per the religious census of 2011 in Salem, Hindus were at 89.79%, Muslims at 7.48%, Christians at 2.36%, Sikhs at 0.02%, Buddhists at 0.01%, Jains at 0.11% and those following other religions at 0.2%. The traditional attire of unmarried women is the 'half-saree', which is being relegated to festivals as the blouse and long skirt with ‘duppatta’ is being replaced by the ‘salwaar kameez’. Men wear ‘vibhuti’ along with sandal paste on their foreheads. ‘Kum kum’ is seen dotting most women's foreheads. The women adorn their hair with flowers, with jasmine being the favourite. Gold jewellery like rings and neck chains is part and parcel of the people’s attire. The men’s garb is the ‘lungi’ and ‘angavastra’, which is a long piece of cloth draped around the shoulders which men wear over a shirt. The younger generation is increasingly favouring western apparel. Many factories like the sago units, the Salem Steel Plant, the Leigh Bazaar being the region's largest market for agricultural products generate jobs for the people.

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  • Theme of Salem [Heritage, Nature]
  • You'll love Salem for [Monuments, Resorts]
  • Watchout for [Congested traffic, Narrow roads]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - February
  • Altitude 912 ft. above sea level

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