Patteeswarar Temple - Perur
India | TamilNadu | Coimbatore
#2 of 35 Places to Visit in Coimbatore
Distance (From Coimbatore Junction): 7 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 7 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, Patteeswarar Temple located in Perur (on the Siruvani road) is the oldest temple in Coimbatore region.
Built by the King Karikala Cholan, this temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. Situated on the banks of Noyyal River, the idol here is believed to be a Swayambu Lingam (self manifested). Several rulers of Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara dynasty contributed to the development of the temple. 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 carved out sculptures on gopurams and pillars of the temple demonstrate the uniqueness of Dravidian architecture. The Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated in full spirit in the month of March.
Timings: 5 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM.