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Kovilpatti is the gateway for entrants to Tirunelveli and Chidambaranar districts from north and west. The town started its developments earlier to 1876. The introduction of Southern Railway, the establishment of Loyal Textiles (1891), establishment of Government of Headquarters Offices(1911), etc., induced the physical growth of the Town.
Kovilpatti Town is the headquarter of Kovilpatti Revenue Division and Kovilpatti Taluk. It is situated on the north-western side of the Chidambaranar District on the N.H.7 (B.C.C Road). It is located 90 Kms south of Madurai city and 60Kms north of Tirunelveli Town and 50 Kms north-west of Tuticorin. The Tirunelveli-Madurai Broadguage line passes through the town.
Shenbagavalli Amman Temple situated at the backside of Gandhi Stadium is the famous temple in Kovilpatti. The town was developed around this temple only. King Shenbagavendhan built the temple. Poovanathaswamy, a form of Lord Shiva is also an important deity along with Shenbagavalli Amman.
Navarathri festival during the Tamil month of Purrattisi, A month long festival during the Tamil month of Margazhi are the important festivals in this temple.
Agri land in and around kovilpatti are suitable for Cotton Cultication. Still you can find a lot of Cotton Ginning Factories around the this town and most of them were established in British Rule.
Restaurants and Bars
Jagajyothi restaurant is one of the leading multi-cuisine restaurants in this lovely town. Though there are a number of affordable bars, the Ananda bar in the Ananda lodge is the best by far.
Shenbagavalli Amman Temple
The Shenbagavalli Amman Temple, is the famous temple in Kovilpatti. The town was developed around this temple. King Shenbagavendhan built the temple. Poovanathaswamy(Lord Shiva) is also an important deity along with Shenbagavalli Amman.
Lord Krishna kovil
Lord Krishna Temple is very old temple in kovilpatti. This temple is located nearer to market place.Navarathri festival, celebrated during the Tamil month of Purrattisi, a month long festival during the Tamil month of Margazhi, and Tamil New year celebrated at the start of Tamil month Chitirai are the important festivals in this temple.
Swarnamalai Murugan Kovil
This is a murugan temple situated on a hill top. A panaromic view of the town can be seen from the top of the hill. Best time to visit: 5pm to 8.30 pm. The temple is 82 years old, but now has been reconstructed. Local folklore has it that this temple was build with sand taken from Kandy kathir kamar temple in Srilanka. Parking facilities are available.
Sri Patrakalli Amman Kovil
This is a famous temple, located at centre of town. Chittirai thiruvizha that happens for around 2 weeks is the notable festival about this temple.
Mookkarai Vinayager Kovil
This temple is located in the border of the town, Just near the National highways leading to Tuticorin. The temple is build around a Big tree and all the statues are the natural projections from this tree.
Sri RajaGopalaswamy Temple
The Temple located at Ayyaneri village which is 6 km far away from kovilpatti.Two great festivals vaighasi and Kannan Piraphu is being celebrated every year. Temple is more than 50 years old and these festivals celebrated by ayyaneri people with zeal and full desire. An event called "Vazhukumaram" is being conducted during every Kannan Piraphu festival.
Kalvi Vinayagar Temple
The Temple located at GVN College Campus which is 5 km far away from kovilpatti. Vinayagar Chathurthi Festival is being celebrated every year.
Potti Amman Temple
Potti Amman Temple is the famous temple located in Idaiseval village near to Kovilpatti. This temple is located on lakeshore of south end of village. Goddess Potti Amman blesses people here. Its very Famous Temple for Telugu Speaking people in this area.[ edit ] Places of Interest
Like "Tirupathi Lattu", "Thirunelveli Alwa" , Kadambur is famous for delicious "Kadambur Boli" .
It is situated about 15 Km from Kovilpatti in east. The place is important as a cotton growing centre. Ettayapuram is famous historically as it was the place where the great freedom fighter Kattabomman of Panchalankuruchi fought against the British and also famous, because it is the birth place of National poet “Bharathi” the famous freedom fighter. A mandapam has been constructed in memory of the poet “Bharathi”. A library is located in that building. The ruins of Ettayapuram Jamin palace. The Manimandapam of Bharathiyar , The Birth house of Bharathiyar, The memorial of Sri Muthusamy Deikshidar. One of the three Karnatic poets are the important tourist places of the Ettayapuram.
Kalugumalai (or) “The Hill of Vulture” is situated on the road connecting Kovilpatti and Sankarankoil. It is massive done of rock with 300 feet height approximately which can be seen from a far of place. The place of is famour for its rock cut temple called “vetuvankoil”. A temple dedicated to lord Subramaniya Swamy is also located at the foot of the rock.
Panchalankuruchi is situated three kilometers, north of Ottapidaram. The famous freedom fighter Kattabomman ‘s fort is located here .At present only the remaining of fort is seen in the site. Since it has been destroyed by the British of late in 1975, the Government of Tamilnadu have constructed a fort in Panchalankurich in memory of the freedom fighter.
The Lord Siva and Gomathiamman temple is famous here. “Adithapasu” festival effects large crowds during July or August of every year. This town is situated west of Kovilpatti and attracts, Pilgrims, devotes in and around districts.
Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kovilpatti\Kadambur