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Bhavani is a second grade Municipality in Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated at the north of Erode City and it is about 107km from Coimbatore city on National Highway 47. Bhavani is also known as the Carpet city, as the leading business of the town is known for its carpet industry. As of 2011, the town had a population of 39,225.Bhavani is about 14 km away from the Erode Junction, the nearest Railway Station and nearly a 10 km drive from the Erode Central Bus Terminus. The Stanley Reservoir or famously known as Mettur Dam, is 41 km from Bhavani. The nearest airports are at Salem (79 km) and at Coimbatore (96 km).Sangameswarar temple (also called Thirunana and Thirukooduthurai), one of the seven holy Shiva centers of the Kongu Region, known as Thirunana in script is located in Bhavani near the confluence of rivers.LegendAccording to Hindu legends, Kubera, son of Visirava was given an aircraft in recognition of his devotion to Lord Shiva. While visiting all the Shiva temples at various places in the country, he saw an Ilandhai Jujube tree on the banks of the Kaveri river where the deer, tiger, cow, elephant, snake and the rat were drinking water without any sign of enmity among them. It was a place inhabited by holy men, gandharvas and such good people. Kubera heard a voice from the sky saying that the Vedas came to the earth at this place near the Ilandhai tree and that there was a Shivalinga beneath it and advised him to worship the Lord and reap the benefits. The Lord "Shiva" thereafter appeared before Kubera. At his request, the Lord also is named Alagesan.Bhavani is in Erode District. Plan your vacation with our India journey planning site and discover the best things to do in Bhavani.
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