(Last Updated on : 20/11/2012)
Kanjikoil is located in Erode district
in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. It is a panchayat town that was earlier known as Kanji Kooval. Presently, the town is sometimes referred to as Kanji Kovil.
Pilgrimage Centres in Kanjikovil
Kanjikovil is as an important pilgrimage centre visited by many devotees from different places. The Sree Seedeviamman Temple located towards the southern direction of the town is one of the chief temples of the town. The temple organises the famous Car festival for five days. The festival is celebrated in the months of June and July that includes the events such as fire stepping and Ratham Ula. Several other cultural programs are also organised during the festival conducted by the members of the social and political welfare parties. Another significant festival celebrated in the town is the Mariamman festival. During the festive season people along with their families from the nearby places flock the town.
The famous Rahu
Ketu temple known as Thambikalai Ayyan Temple is located on the northern side of the town and the Malaikovil Murugan Temple is situated on the eastern side of the town. Besides these temples there are other smaller shrines like the Eswaran Temple, Angalamman Temple and Perumal temple situated in the eastern side of Kanjikovil.
Educational Institutions of Kanjikovil
Kanjikovil has set up few schools in the town to impart education to the students. Some of the schools here are the Govt. Higher secondary school and the Union Primary school. Kongu Vellalar Kalvi Niruvanam is a private school here. The medium of instruction is Tamil and English.
Kanjikovil is well connected with all modes of transport. The roads here connect to the important towns here like Erode, Chithode, Perundurai, Nasiyanur and Kavinda Padi through government run and private sector buses. The SH 175 road runs through the town and connects with Erode and Thingalur. The panchayat union roads here connect with Kavinda Padi, Perundurai, and Chitthode. The nearest airport is located at Coimbatore
at a distance of about 85 km from the town. The nearest railway station is located at Erode at a distance of about 15 kms.