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Palani Murugan wearing kowpeenam

Kowpeenam or Langot (Marathi: लंगोट) is a simple dress worn by saints of India. The devotees of Lord shiva were said to be wearing Kowpeenam. Even lord Murugan of Palani is said to be wearing this dress.

It is made up of rectangular strip of cotton cloth which is used to cover the genitals with the help of the strings connected to the four ends of the cloth. Nowadays disposable Kowpeenam were used in aroma theraphy treatments of kerala.

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