Video - In and Around Perur Patteswarswamy Temple
History of the Temple
The Perur Patteeswara Swamy Temple's greatest attraction is the 'Kanaka Sabha'. Built along the characteristic style of Dravidian architecture, the Kanaka Sabha is a golden hall which is been adorned by a gold plated statue of Nataraja bestowing blessings upon the two sages - Gowmuni and Pattimuni. The gopurams and pillars of the hall are bedecked with exquisitely carved sculptures.
Here the presiding deity is known as 'Patteeswarar' and his consort Goddess Parvati is known by the name 'Panchanayaki'. Perur temple is closely related to Shiva’s cosmic dance and the 'Swayambu Lingam' is the idol worshipped here. This ancient temple stands on the banks of the holy river Noyyal called 'Kanchi Manadi' by the locals and is one of the best known Shivastalams of the Kongu region. The temple is also known by the name Arulmigu Patteswarar Thirukoil.
The Garba graha, i.e the sanctum sanctorum that enshrines Lord Shiva in the form of Shivalingam is believed to be built by the Chola monarch, Karikala Cholan. Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara rulers have gave architectural contributions to this temple during their time in power. Images of Kamadhenu and Bhoga Shakti are enshrined in the walls of the sanctorum. The inner circumambulatory passage that surrounds the sanctum sanctorum has images of 63 Saivite saints, Sahasra Lingam, Bhairavar, Surya and Chandra.
Time to VisitPerur temple celebrates the festival 'Panguni Uthiram' in its full spirit during the month of March. The annual temple festival is celebrated in the tamil month of Pankuni.
During September, Perur Natyanjali dance festival is held where dance programs by leading artistes are hosted within the precincts of the temple. Chitrai (Tamil New Year), Aadi (Pooram and Ammavasai), Purattasi (Navarathri), Ayppasi (Soora Samharam), Karthigai (ThiruKarthigai), Margazhi (Aarudra Dharisanam), Panguni (Uthram) are some of the auspicious occasions celebrated in the temple.
|The temple timings to worship are from 05.00AM to 12.00 PM and 03.00 PM to 08.00 PM.||Nearby tourist places to Perur Patteswarswamy Temple
How to Reach the Temple
- Through Airways -The nearest airport to Perur Patteeswara Swamy Temple is Coimbatore
- Through Railways - The nearest station to Perur Patteeswara Swamy Temple is Coimbatore Junction.
- Through Roadways- the city of Coimbatore is connected to all the major cities in the country