Sarcarsamakulam, Kousigapuri
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 Hindu temples.

The Kaalakaleshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, lies on the banks of the Kousika River at Kovilpalayam.In this temple we can find Dakshinamoorthy statue which is the largest Dakshinamoorthy statue in Asia . People from all over Tamilnadu 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.


  • GRG Polytechnic College
  • Info Institute of Engineering
  • The Indian Public School, Coimbatore


External links

  • http://www.india9.com/i9show/-Tamil-Nadu/Kovilpalayam-80733.htm
  • http://www.india9.com/i9show/Kaalakaaleswarar-Temple-43797.htm
  • http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999

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