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There are many temples in Vanavasi such as: the China Mariyamman Temple, Throwpathiyamman Temple, Muthukumarasamy Temple, Subramaniyasamy Temple, Sowdeswari Amman Temple, Omkaliamman Temple, Perumal Temple, Anjaneyar Temple ,Pathrakaliyamman Temple and Muniyappan temples are very famous temples in India. Every six years the Throwpathiyamman Festival is celebrated in Vanavasi. A festival is celebrated at the Muniyappan Temple in Vanavasi, each year in first week of September. Every year in the Tamil month 'Aippasi', Mariyamman Festival is celebrated. Also every five years the festival of Sowdeswari Amman is celebrated in Vanavasi.
There are two government schools in Vanavasi. One is a public elementary school, and the other is the Government Higher Secondary School. There is a local library in Vanavasi. Sakthi Matriculation School and Esha Elementary are also in Vanavasi. Many engineers, doctors, and lawyers have studied at Government Higher Secondary School.
Vanavasi is a Panchayat town made popular for the hand loom silk sarees and its temples. Vanavasi is the best known place in the Salem District for silk sarees. Power looms are also widely used in Vanavasi. Power looms are involved in synthetic saree manufacturing. Among the diverse castes living in Vanavasi, Devanga Chettiar and Senguntha Mudaliyar are in majority. A weekly market is organized every Thursday. Vanavasi has a branch of the ICICI bank and a CUB ATM. Murugan Theatre offers movie entertainment for the townfolk.
From Vanavasi to Mettur the distance is 19.8 km; to Tharamangalam the distance is 11 km; to Jalakandapuram the distance is 6 km; to Salem the distance is 36 km; to Nangavalli the distance is 1 km &* to Vanavasi fomous place for 6th ward. Many places in Vanavasi are very attractive. Coconut trees and mango trees are found abundantly. Everywhere it is lush with vegetation. The Koppukondraya Mountain adds more beauty to the village. A famous Perumal temple is found on the mountain. People of the village love to go to the mountain during festival days. All the festivals of the village are celebrated with great enthusiasm. People are very affectionate and cultured.