Perur Patteeswaraswamy temple built by Karikala Cholan is
located 7-km west of Coimbatore near river
Noyyal. Coimbatore has many temples out of
which the Perur Patteeshwara Swamy (also spelt as Swami) temple is the
most popular one. The temple upholds huge statues. The significance of
Perur temple in earlier days is unfolded in the poetic creations of
Arunagiri Nather and Kachiappa Munivar.
About The Temple
The temple stands on the banks of the holy river Noyyal called 'Kanchi Manadi' by the locals. The sanctum seen in the temple is the joint effort of the Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara rulers. This temple is rich in architecture.
The greatest attraction of the temple is the 'Kanaka Saba' or the golden hall, which is adorned by a gold plated statue of Nataraja bestowing blessings upon the two sages - Gowmuni and Pattimuni. The Gopurams and Pillars of the hall have exquisitely carved out sculptures highlighting Dravidian architecture.
The statues of Gajasamhara, Virabadra, Bikshadana, Oordhva Thandava, Saraswati with Veena all rival one another in artistic perfection.
Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple who is known as 'Patteeswarar' and his consort Parvati is known as 'Panchanayaki'. The idol in the temple is believed to be 'Swayambu Lingam' (self emerged).
Pilgrims from all over Tamil Nadu visit this temple and pay homage to their ancestors. There is popular belief that the mortal remains of the dead turn into white stones after about 144 days.
Panguni Uthiram celebrated here is attended by a large number of devotees.
Air: Peelamedu airport is 10-km from
Coimbatore city, which operates regular
flights to Bangalore,
Rail: Coimbatore is a major railway junction on the Southern Railways and has trains to Chennai, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Kozhikode, Mettupalayam, Kochi and Delhi.
Road: Coimbatore is connected by road with all major places in South India. For local transportation, city buses, taxis and auto rickshaws are available.
Accommodation is available at the star, moderate class and small budgeted hotels, lodges, and hostels in Coimbatore.