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Sarcarsamakulam, Kousigapuri
Kovilpalayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°08′07″N 77°02′04″E / 11.135287°N 77.03433°E / 11.135287; 77.03433Coordinates: 11°08′07″N 77°02′04″E / 11.135287°N 77.03433°E / 11.135287; 77.03433
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Coimbatore
 • Body SarkarSamakulam Town Panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,728
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 641107
Telephone code 0422
Vehicle registration TN 38
Nearest city Coimbatore
Sex ratio 50:50 /
Literacy 63%%
Civic agency SarkarSamakulam Town Panchayat

Kovilpalayam About this sound Kovilpalayam.ogg  is a town located in the banks of river Kousika, 17 kilometers from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, on the Sathyamangalam road (National Highway 209). The Postal name for Kovilpalayam is Sarcarsamakulam or S.S.Kulam in short, there are quite a number of villages/towns in the name of Kovilpalayam, the nearest one to this town with the same name located in Pollachi.

The name Kovilpalayam would have been derived due to its old Hindu temples.

The Kaalakaleshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is built by Cholas during 8th century A.D, lies on the banks of the Kousika River at Kovilpalayam. Dakshinamoorthy statue in this temple is believed to be the largest Dakshinamoorthy statue in Asia . People from all over Tamil Nadu and from other states visit on Pradosham day festivals. Another festival, Sura Samharam, for Lord Muruga, takes place after the week of Deepavali festival which is a very famous festival around the area.

Kavayakaliamman Temple is located at Kavayanpathi, and named after King Kavayan. The temple here is dedicated to the goddess Shakti. The deity is seen holding a Thirisoolam (trident) and Agni (fire) in her two hands. In the prahara of the temple, there are statues of three soldiers sacrificing themselves by cutting their heads with swords. The specialty of the temple is that there is a practice of navagandam (people sacrificing themselves to the goddess). Fridays of the Tamil months of Aadi (July–August), Thai (January–February), as well as Sundays, Full Moon days, new moon days, and Navratri, are auspicious days for the temple.

Other temples include Sakthimaariamman Temple and Veeramachi Amman Temple.

There are lot of Buses that connects Coimbatore Gandhipuram Bus Terminal.

VIVEKTECHPARK (located in this area) This center help to other people by all type of their work This center run VIVEKANDHA COMPUTER EDUCATION center also from 1999 Aug first week


JJ PUMP PVT.LTD(all types of quality pump manufacturer)located in this area.

THIRUMURUGAN AGRO SEEDS located in this area

THIRUMURUGAN SPINNERS (located in this area)

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