Sivagiri, Erode

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Sivagiri, Erode,Tamil Nadu
Nickname(s): Kanagagiri
Sivagiri, Erode,Tamil Nadu is located in Tamil Nadu
Sivagiri, Erode,Tamil Nadu
Sivagiri, Erode,Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°07′N 77°48′E / 11.12°N 77.80°E / 11.12; 77.80Coordinates: 11°07′N 77°48′E / 11.12°N 77.80°E / 11.12; 77.80
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Erode
 • Body Town Panchayat (Selection Grade)
Elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 17,979
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration tn 33

Sivagiri is a panchayat town in Kodumudi Taluk Erode district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Sivagiri has an average elevation of 199 metres (653 ft). It is located 25 km (16 mi) to the south of Erode, 35 km (22 mi) to the north-west of Karur, 40 km (25 mi) to the west of Namakkal and 45 km (28 mi) to the east of Tirupur.

Sivagiri means 'Shiva's peak', which might have been derived from the hill lock with a Shiva temple located in the town.

The economy of the town is dependent on the agriculture and textile industries.

Sivagiri is well connected with Erode and Karur, the neighboring towns by local transports.

The Bharathiyar University College of Arts and Science is located here, run by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

There are many temples, including a temple dedicated to Sri Velayudha Swami and Sri Ponkaliamman temple.Another temple of Lord Shiva is located about 3 km from Sivagiri towards Arachalur in a place called Vilakkethy.The name of the god is Sri Vimalambika Samedha Vithgavinadheeswara.It is believed that a saint called Vilakkethi Sithar performed poojas in this temple by lighting deepam and hence the name Vilakkethi came for this Village.[1]


As os 2011 India census,[2] Sivagiri had a population of 17,979 . Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Sivagiri has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 55%. In Sivagiri, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.