Kosapet

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Kosapet
Neighbourhood
Kosapet is located in Chennai
Kosapet
Kosapet
Kosapet is located in Tamil Nadu
Kosapet
Kosapet
Kosapet is located in India
Kosapet
Kosapet
Coordinates: 13°5′39″N 80°15′16″E / 13.09417°N 80.25444°E / 13.09417; 80.25444Coordinates: 13°5′39″N 80°15′16″E / 13.09417°N 80.25444°E / 13.09417; 80.25444
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kosapet (Tamil: குயபெட்டை) is a suburb of Chennai. The name is a corruption of Kuyavar Pettai ("Potter's Locality"), and originated due to the concentration of potters and artisans in this area. The area is Ward 98 (Zone 7) of Chennai Corporation.

Kosapet is situated near Purasawalkam. Kuyavar Pettai is the original name. The locality is popular for many events and festival celebrations which is unique in every street. Kandasami temple which is one of the oldest temples in this area is famous for its festivals such as bramha utsav, kandasasti and other celebrations. There is a tank which belongs to the temple; it helps to keep the ground water level intact.

Festivals[edit]

  • Sri Aathi Mottai Amman Jathirai
  • Sri Sakthi Devi Vellathaman Jathirai
  • Sri Vaembu Aathi Muthumari Amman Aadi Thiruvizha(Chinna Thambi St)
  • Sri Aathi Padavattamman Vilaku Poojai(Dec 31)

Neighbourhoods[edit]

A potter making a Clay Pillayar idol in Kusapettai
  • Pursawalkam
  • Otteri
  • Pattalam
  • Perumbur
  • Choolai
Sri Vaembu Aathi Muthumari Amman Temple

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