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Coordinates: 13°00′44″N79°48′54″E / 13.0122°N 79.8149°E / 13.0122; 79.8149 Coordinates: 13°00′44″N79°48′54″E / 13.0122°N 79.8149°E / 13.0122; 79.8149
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
  Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityChennai

Tiruvirkolam (also Thiruvirkolam or Koovam or Coovum or Cooum) is an ancient temple town on the banks of the Koovam River in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located about 70 km from Chennai. The water, though sparkling clear over here, becomes polluted on the way and reaches the Bay of Bengal. [1]


Sri Tripuranthaka Swami temple has God Shiva as the principal deity. [2]

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  1. The Cooum associated with sanctity [Usurped!] (The Hindu, 23 September 2008)
  2. "Tripuranthaka Swami Temple : Tripuranthaka Swami Temple Details | Tripuranthaka Swami- Cooum | Tamilnadu Temple | திரிபுராந்தகர்". temple.dinamalar.com. Retrieved 6 October 2021.