Perur Pateeswarar Temple is dedicated to Shiva located at Perur, in Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu. Perur temple’s main deity is Pateeswarar and Pachainayaki Amman. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self-emerged). The history of this temple dates back to 1500 years period. It is one among the seven Kongu Sivalayams. The temple stands on the Banks of the holy river Noyyal called Kanchi Manadi by the locals. The temple architecture here is really wonderful and unique. The hall here with in the temple has rare sculptures and carvings that stand testimony to splendid work of art. This temple has several gopurams and halls, famous of which is, ‘Kanaka Sabha’, the one with the golden statue of Nataraja. The pillars have carvings of the various manifestations of Shiva and the ceiling has a series of stone chains. Vinayagar shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The Arasambalavanar Shrine dedicated to Shiva at the spot where Shiva is believed to have performed his Thandav under a peepul tree. Here, the Statue of Gajasamhara, Virabhadra, Bikshadana, Oordhva Thandava, Saraswati with Veena.
Sanctourm of this Temple was built by Karikala Chola in the early Christian Era. In the ninth century, Saint Sunfarar vistied the temple and immortalised it in his Thevaram. In the Kongu Chola Period (11th to 13th centuries Ardha Mandapa and Mahamandapa were built and used for inscribing the details about the numerous gifts made to the temple. From 14th to 17th centuries, the Hoysala, Vijayanagar and Nayaka kings gave endowments. 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. In the 20th century, the Kalyana Mantapam and the front Mantapam were built and the tower was repaired.
The foot print scar of divine cow Kamadenu is still visible on the head of Lord Patteeswarar. The heads of the eight directions are figuring in the vimana of the sanctum sanctorum. The heads of the eight directions are figuring in the vimana of the sanctum sanctorum.
Divine cow Kamadenu performed severe penance on Lord Shiva seeking the post of Lord Brahmma to take up the Creation work. The milk was poured into the Shiva Linga, which was hidden in the anthill. Its calf Patti in a playful mood, hit the anthill and demolished it. Fortunately the Lord of Kamadhenu shocked and fell on the feet and begged for his forgiveness. The god who appeared before the divine cow, Lord said that he was olny pleased with the calf. Lord further said that the place was the first among the salvation sthalas to His devotees and that He would grant the creation boon to Kamadenu at Tirukaruhavur and advised it to perform penance there.Lord Mercifully said that this place was praised as kamadenupuram and Pattipuri After listening to the name of the calf, he would stay in the place called Patteeswarar.
Morning 5.30 A.M To 1.00 P.M
Evening 04.00 P.M To 09.00 P.M
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- Tamil new year
- Margali aruthra tharisanam
- Purattasi amavasai
- Aani madham nattrunadavu ursam
- Natarajar abhishegam
- Sukravara oonjal
The temple is 6 km from the industrial city of Coimbatore,directly Buses are available to this temple.
Nearest railway station is Coimbatore railway station.7.2 km from Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy temple to coimbatore railway station.
Nearest Airport is Coimbatore airport.19km distance between the temple to airport.
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