Sathyamangalam (also known as Sathy, historically Sittimungolum, Sattimungolum and Suthiymugalom) is a town and municipality in Erode district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the banks of river Bhavani, a tributary of Kaveri in the foothills of the Western Ghats. It is about 65 km from Erode and 70 km from Coimbatore. Bhavanisagar dam: Bhavanisagar dam is located on the Bhavani River 16 km (9.9 mi) west to Sathyamangalam. The dam feeds the Lower Bhavani Project Canal and is the second largest dam in Tamil Nadu. Bannari Amman Temple: Bannari Amman temple is one of the famous Amman temples in Tamil nadu and it is located in Bannari on NH 209 near Sathyamangalam. Kundam Festival is celebrated in the Tamil month of Panguni (March - April). This is the most famous annual festival, lakhs of devotees from different directions throng the temple in this month which is marked by festivity and gaiety. Reserve forests: A portion of the Sathyamangalam forests was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008 and as a tiger reserve in 2013. Sathyamangalam was declared as reserve forest under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1973. It is contiguous with the Biligirirangan Temple Wildlife Sanctuary to the north in neighboring Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, and together forms a vital corridor for elephant movements. The 2009 wildlife survey enumerated 10 Bengal tigers, 866 Indian elephants, 672 gaurs, and 27 leopards. The survey party observed four additional species of horned antelope including 2,348 spotted deer, 1,068 blackbuck, 304 sambar deer, 77 barking deer and four-horned antelope, 843 wild boar, 43 sloth bear and 15 striped hyenas. Herds of the famous feral buffaloes can also be spotted in places near the Moyar river. The Battle of Sittimungulum(variant spellings include Sattiamungulum, Sathinungulum) was a series of battles and skirmishes fought between 13 and 15 September 1790, during the Third Anglo-Mysore War, in and near the town now known as Sathyamangalam in the southern part of the Sultanate of Mysore.[citation needed] Forces of Mysore's ruler Tipu Sultan very nearly overwhelmed a British East India Company force under the command of Captain John Floyd.




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