Perur Pateeswarar Temple in Coimbatore
Lord Shiva, known as ‘Patteeswarar’, is the main deity of this temple along with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The divinity is said to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ or self emerged. Later, the Vijayanagar and the Hoysalas kings made contributions to this temple. There is a Patti Vinayagar shrine, devoted to Ganesha. The Arasambalavanar Shrine committed to Shiva at the spot where Shiva is supposed to have performed his Thandav under a peepul tree. There are also figures of Bikshadana, Gajasamhara, Oordhva Thandava, Virabhadra, Saraswati with Veena. The sacred trees related with temple are the tamarind trees and Palm tree, called Irava Panai and Pirava Puli.
This temple has numerous gopurams and halls, prominent of which is the one with the golden sculpture of Nataraja. The pillars have carvings of the various signs of Shiva and the ceiling has a series of stone chains. The foot print scar of kamadenu the divine cow is visible on the head of Shivalinga in the temple. The tamarind tree in front of the temple which is known as Piravapuli and it means that its seeds will not grow wherever sown. There will be no worms and insects in the cow dung in the nearby area. Lord Nataraja generally appears in all temples in an active dance position. The difference in this temple is that he appears with legs downwards showing the end of the performance. He looks slightly playful. With dazzling cheeks and the hair falling behind, the appearance is quite pleasurable to the eyes of the devotee. Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is the most important festival celebrated here. Hence, it is admired as Melai Chidambaram (Chidambaram of West).
Sculpture of Patteeswarar Temple
Morning 7.30 A.M To 9.00 A.M
Before Noon 11.00 A.M To 12.00 Noon
Evening 4.30 P.M To 6.30 P.M
8.30 P.M To 9.00 P.M
Morning 5.30 A.M To 1.00 P.M
Evening 4.00 P.M To 9.00 P.M
Monthly and Weekly Festival:
- Sukravara Oonjal
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, Perur,
Phone: 0422 - 2607991.
Fax: 0422 - 2606849.
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Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple,
Perur,Coimbatore - 641 010.
Phone: 0422 - 2607 991, 2606 849