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Ganapathiyar Kovil, Kanjirapally

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Ganapathiyar Kovil is a temple which was built 900 years ago. In a dilapidated condition today, the temple had beautiful carvings and inscriptions written in Tamil on its high granite pillars. This temple was made by the Chetti community which still lives in the region around the temple. The Tamil inscriptions are about the Purttunool Shetties of the region .The community was known for weaving creative textiles and fabrics.There speciality of the textile was known as Kanjirappally Katcha.

This temple is a proof of early Tamil cultural influences in the region which included art and culture and language. This temple is an evidence of the presence of Hindu culture in the area. The settlers in the area were migrants from other regions like Kumbhokam.


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