Bhavani is a second grade Municipality in Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a peninsular island area situated at the north of Erode City and its about 85 km (53 mi) from Coimbatore city on National Highway 47. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Kaveri, the largest river in Tamil Nadu and Bhavani, the second largest river in Tamil Nadu, with the invisible mystic Sarasvati River.
Hence this place is known as the Triveni Sangam of South. The Sangameswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, built at the confluence of these rivers, is a sacred place for Hindus. The temple is located on the northern bank where the rivers meet. The five hill temples of this area such as Sankagiri, Tiruchengode, Padmagiri, Mangalagiri and Vedagiri are surrounding this Temple.
Bhavani is also known as the Carpet city, as the leading business of the town is known for its carpet industry. 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 (56 km) and at Coimbatore (90 km).
Bhavani River from Bhavanisagar Reservoir which is 65 km west of Erode and River Cauvery from Stanley Reservoir (Mettur) join at 45 km to the north of the city.
Bhavani is famous for its educational facilities among the surrounding villages and towns. Government Higher Secondary Schools for both boys (GBHSS) and girls (GGHSS) are present in the town. Both of the schools have crossed 100 years in their service. Apart from that there are many private schools. A Polytechnic college named "Bhavani polytechnic college" located near Bhavani. famous government engineering college "Institute Of Road Transport And Technology" [ IRTT ]in chithode near around 4 km.
The 13 days Car festival in the Tamil Month Chithirai (April–May) is the most famous in the temple attracting lakhs of devotees. Also on Adiperukku day, Ammavasyas, especially Thai Ammavasya, eclipse days are devotionally followed in the Bhavani temple by taking bath in the rivers and performing rites. Devotees from other states also come in large numbers during November and December months corresponding to Tamil Karthikai and Margazhi. During the Sabari mala season, lots of devotees come and do pujas in this temple, on their way to Kerala. Special pujas are performed to the Lord and Goddess on English and Tamil New Year days, Pongal and Deepavali days. The annual Bhrammotsavam here is celebrated in the month of Aadi (Cancer).
- Sri Chelliyandi Amman Temple
- Sri Mari Amman Temple
- Sri Kasi Viswanatha Temple
- Sri Mari Amman Temple (West street)
- Sri Kamatchi Amman Temple
- Sri Samayapuram Mari Amman temple
- Sri Ayyanar Temples
- Anjaneyar Temple