Friday, May 12, 2017

Sri Pateeswarar Temple Perur, Coimbatore

Date: 30th April 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Harsh and Vijayalakshmi

Timing: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: Rs 20 Special entrance, Rs 20 Car parking.

Main Deity: Lord Shiva.

Long weekend and not much things to do at home. Decided to take shilpi around the famous temples in coimbatore. We first went to Annapoorna and had nice breakfast. Temple's that comes to mind in coimbatore is Marudhamalai and Perur Sri pateeswarar temple. We kept marudhamalai for some other day as it was too hot and it will be difficult to climb. We went to Perur after breakfast. The temple is more than 1000 years old temple and was built by Karikala Cholan. The shivalinga in this temple is Suyambu linga meaning self emerged. It was crowded when we went there, after a bit of waiting we got a place to park the car. The temple is located near the noyal river. The beautiful ornate stone pillars and the paintings on the roof were truly amazing. There are many other smaller shrines inside the temple. The biggest of the others is the shrine of mother pachainayaki. There are many interesting stories attached to the temple. One of it is the Divine cow kamadhenu was pouring its milk on the linga inside the anthill and the calf patti by mistake hits the anthill. Kamadhenu sought the lords mercy and lord said he was pleased and the place will be known as pattipur and the lord was known as pateeswarar.

Few pics from outside the temple. Very sad that photography is not allowed inside the beautiful temple.

The temple is a must visit place in coimbatore.

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