Perur Patteeswarar Temple near Coimbatore

The Patteeswarar Shrine is situated in Perur, Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu, in South India. The Shivalingam is the primary deity of this temple. Lord Shiva is called as ‘Patteeswarar’ and his consort Parvathi is called as ‘Panchanayaki’.

As per the local legend, Coimbatore is regionally called as Kovai that was once ruled by the chieftain of Irula. This place was known as Kovan Patti and later the British christened as Kovanputtur.

The Vijayanagar rulers and Hoysalas of Karnataka also patronized this temple. In the 17th century, Kanakasabha mandapam was built by the ruler Alagadri Nayaka of Madurai.  During the 13th century, Chera’s contributed to this shrine too.  In the 9th century, the Saivite saint Sundarar visited this temple.  In 10th and 11th century, further addition of this shrine was made. In around 500 CE, this shrine was built by Chola monarch Karikaal Cholan.

Among the Tamil Hindu religious devotees, Perur Patteeswara Swamy shrine is much popular because of its historical and religious importance. Hindu religious   ardent followers plus admirers throng this spot in order to pay homage to their forefathers or ancestors on the day of Amavasya. The holy bank of the Noyyal River is locally called as “Kanchi Manadi”.

As per the local legends, the mortal remains of the beloved dead are strongly believed to turn into white stones approximately after 144 days. The services of the acharyas are hired by the locals to perform the Tharpanam at this spot. It is to be noted that this shrine is situated adjacent to the Noyyal River which is a tributary of River Cauvery.

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