Kavayakali Temple is located at Kavayanpathi in Coimbatore District
, Tamil Nadu
. Kavayanpathi is in Kovilpalayam
, 20 km from Coimbatore
. The place got its name after the king Kavayan. The temple here is dedicated to Goddess
The deity is seen holding a Thirisoolam (trident) and Agni (fire) in her two hands. In the prahara of the temple, there are statues of three soldiers sacrificing themselves by cutting their heads with swords. The specialty of the temple is that there is a practice of navagandam (people sacrificing themselves to the Goddess). Fridays of Tamil Months
Aadi (July-August), Thai (January-February), Sundays, Full Moon days, new moon days, and
Navratri are auspicious days for the temple. One can reach the temple through buses from Coimbatore.