Pollachi

Pollachi

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Pollachi () is a town and a municipality in the Coimbatore district of the Tamil Nadu state of India. This is located 40&nbsp;km south of Coimbatore. This is the second largest city in the District after Corporation of Coimbatore. Owing to the proximity to the Western Ghats, Pollachi has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Pollachi is very popular for its market, especially for jaggery, fresh vegetables and cattle. The Jaggery Market in Pollachi is Asia's largest of its kind.The old iron market, a part of the 'Gandhi market' is a house for the old auto parts taken from the demolished vehicles, attracts business for that segment throughout the country.

Etymology

During ancient times, Pollachi was known as "Pozhil Vaichi" (' which means "The land of natural wealth and prosperity" (One can find this name in the Lord Subramanyar temple in Pollachi). The name Pozhil Vaichi has changed into Pollachi over time. The historic town of Pollachi was once known as Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the period of Kulottunga Chola-III. The Subramanyar temple here is an ancient one, with a history that goes back about eight centuries. It is believed that the...
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