Kolinjivadi - One of the ancient Brahmin establishments in Tamilnadu. It is a beautiful agraharam situtated by the banks of the river Amaravathi (Aan Porunai in Tamil). Here, the speciality of Amaravathi is, she is flowing as Uttaravahini (towards north).
This village is situated in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu and the biggest brahmin establishment among the K-Villages(Kolinjivadi, Kaniyur, Kadathur, Kozhumam, Komaralingam, Kannadiputhur, Karathozhuvu) situated by the bank of Amaravathi.
The nearest town is Dharapuram(Viratapuram of Mahabharatham Period) of Tiruppur District. River Amaravathi seperates Dharapuram and Kolinjivadi.
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In ancient days, we have dense mango gardens by the sides of amaravathi and hence she got the name derived from the sanskrit word aambra(mango) vathi.
There is a temple dedicated to Lord Kameshwaran and Kamakshi by the banks of the river. Facing south, a beautiful Dakshinamoorthi is there within the temple premises. Scholars claim that the god is of type Medha Dakshinamoorthi.
Kolinjivadi is a well planned and well formed village having a beautiful Krishna temple to its centre as a nucleus. The presiding deity is Rukmani Sathyabama samedha Venugopala Krishnan. The moolavar Krishna is standing in a posture of playing flute and being accompanied by Rukmani and Sathyabama having encircled with a herd of cows.
At this temple, every year during April, we have a grand celebration of Sri Rama Navami Utsavam for ten days followed by Seetha Kalyanam and Anjaneya Utsavam. This celebration is being practiced for more than 85 years.
Great Bhagavathas and Vaidheegas will take part of the celebration and present their pravachanams time to time. Kuthcheri's of eminent classical musicians were also be a part of the Utsavam.
To the east of the agraharam, we can see lush green paddy fields. By the other end of the fields there is a huge temple of Pandya period. The presiding deities are Meenakshi and Sokkanathar. Nearby villages Meenakshipuram and Sokkanathapalayam were named after the deities of this temple. There is a canal catering the paddy fields flows, to the east of the temple.
The whole agraharam of kolinjivadi lies in between the amaravathi river to the west and the Meenakshi Sokkanathar temple to the east.
To the extreme north of the village there exists Thillapuri Amman Temple. This is the place where Pandavas hide their belongings during their Ajnana Vasam.