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Perur Patteeswarar Temple, Coimbatore

     Patteeswarar temple is situated 7 Kms west of Coimbatore near river Noyyal, on the Siruvani main road. Perur temple is one of the best known Shivastalams of the Kongu region. It was built by the King Karikala Cholan over 1500 years ago. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva also known as Patheeswarar. The sculptures in the hall, Kanagasabai are exquisite.

     The famous Kanaka Sabhai was built by Alagadri Nayak of Madurai in the 17th century. Tippu Sultan of Mysore attached half of the Inams of the temple in the 18th century. Later on, the East India Company restored it to the temple. The Swami and Amman Temples were renovated in the Middle of the 18th century and later on the Mantap of 63 Saints was built. In the 20th century, the Kalyana Mantapam and the front Mantapam were built and the tower was repaired

     There are shrines to the presiding deity Patteeswarar and his consort Pachainayaki and some elegantly carved sculptures in the Kanagasabai hall. A gold plated statue of Nataraja giving blessings to two sagas- Gowmuni and Pattimuni adorns hall. The tank is a fine piece of symmetrical steps with 16 angles. The Cars have fine wooden carvings which attract the cupidity of even foreigners. Even the small shrines surrounding the main temple are very ancient inscriptions of high value.


     The roof of the temple has a series of stone chains that give a different character to the temple. Besides of these temple also has ten pillars that have magnificent carvings of the various manifestations of Shiva.

     The magnificent Pattivinayakar temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

     According to the Sthalapuranam, when the calf of Kamadhenu was playing in the Arasu trees forest, its legs hit a hard object which secreted blood. Later, it was discovered to be sacred 'Siva Lingam'. This led a temple to be built here. This is also called Mel Chidambaram. Saints 'Appar' and 'Sundarar' sung of this sthalam in 'Devaram'.

Location
     This Temple is 7 kms from Coimbatore railway station and 10 kms from Gandhipuram Bus Stand.


Festivals
     Every year during March the Panguni Uthram festival is celebrated in a grand manner with thousands of devotees thronging this shrine to offer their prayers to Lord Pateeswarar. The annual festival is celebrated in Panguni month.In the Tamil month Karthikai Shankabishekam is conducted in the morning and Annabishekam in the evening. The Natyanjali (festival of dance) is celebrated with large number of classical dancers participating in the performance during September every year. Arudra darisanam is conducted during Margali month.

Social Service
     The temple is maintaining a Karunai Illam with 40 female children since 1975.

Timings
6 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to - 9 p.m.

Daily Poojas:
At 7.30 a.m., 12.00 p.m., 7.30 p.m.

Address:
Arulmigu Patteswarar Thirukoil
Siruvani Main Road, Perur,
Coimbatore - 641 010.
Phone : +91-422-2607991, 2606849



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