Marudhamalai Shri Murugan
Temple This is a small natural hill lying to the west of Coimbatore.
More than 800 years old, the presiding deity is Lord Subramaniaswamy.
The temple dedicated to Lord Murugan is at a height of 600 feet from the
foot of the hill. The flight of steps are interspread with attractive
mandapams. Though shorn of all sculptural and architectural glories, the
hilly background of this temple compensates for their absence and makes
it an attractive picnic spot even from the point of view of an
Located on a hillock
about 12 km from Coimbatore Railway Station, the temple of
Marudhamalai, dedicated to Lord Subramanya, is one of the most
visited temples in the region. One of the reasons of the large
number of devotees flocking the temple is that the residing
deity Dandayuthapani is believed to have performed several
miracles here. Thai Poosam and Tirukarthigai festivals are
celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at this temple.
Perur Patteeswara Swamy
It is located 7 kms
away from the city and is said to be built by Karikala Cholan
before 1500 years. The temple is dedicated to Lord Patteeswarar
and his better half Pachainayaki. Devotees gather during the
festive occasions. The Kanagasabai hall has some exciting
sculptures. This is one of the ancient temple.
The temple stands on
the banks of the holy river Noyyal called 'Kanchi Manadi' by the
locals. It is believed that the mortal remains of the dead turn
into white stones after about 144 days. Pilgrims from all
over visit this spot to pay homage to their ancestors.
Patteeswara Swamy temple is the most popular temple in the city.
Built by the King Karikala Cholan, this temple is situated 7 kms
west of Coimbatore near river Noyyal. This sanctum is the
joint effort of the Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara rulers
during their reign. 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 gopurams and pillars of the hall
are exquisitely carved out sculptures highlighting Dravidian
The temple is at
Pollachi Main Road, Eachanari. The idol that is 6 feet tall with
3 feet breadth was being transited from Madurai to Perur, during
which the wheel of the conveyance gave away at Eachanari. This
temple lays 13 Km away from coimbatore on the pollachi main
road. The temple was completed on 03.06.77.
The temple is kept
open between 5.00AM to 10.00PM. The special pooja for the idol
is done at 6.30 AM and at 6.30 PM everyday. The Moolavar at this
temple was actually meant for Perur Patteshwarar temple and
since it got stuck on its way from Madurai, Eachanari became the
It is one of the oldest temple in Coimbatore and dates to 1500
poojas are done during Kiruthikai, Poornima, Amavasya and
Chathurthi. Lord Vinayagar is the residing deity of Eachanari
The Dhyanalinga, it
does not require minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is
enough to make even those unaware of meditation to experience a
state of deep meditativeness and feel the divine energy that
overflows from this glorious form. The Dhyanalinga Multi -
Religious Temple situated at Vellingiri foothills about 30kms
from Coimbatore is very much a part of this glorious tradition.
Dhyanalinga was consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi, Vasudev, a
realized Master, Mystic and Yogi, after three years of intense
process of prana prathista. Measuring 13' 9'', Dhyanalingam is
the largest mercury based live Linga in the world.
consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi, Vasudev, a realized Master,
Mystic and Yogi, after three years of intense process of prana
prathista. Measuring 13' 9'', Dhyanalingam is the largest
mercury based live Linga in the world. It does not require
minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even
those unaware of meditation to experience a state of deep
meditativeness and feel the divine energy that overflows from
this glorious form. The free spanning dome that enshrines the
Dhyanalingam measures 77' in diameter and is the largest of its
kind in the world.
Arulmigu Chokkalingeswarar Aalayam:
This temple is
located at on Erode road, Avinashi 40 kms from Coimbatore. This
temple was built by 'Sundara Pandiya' in the 15th century. The
Sthalapuranam states that two boys were taking bath in a tank
when a crocodile swallowed one. Three years later a 'Thread
ceremony' was performed to the boy who survived. Though their
family was happy on the occassion, there was grief in the family
of the boy who was swallowed by the crocodile.
Lingeswarar temple is about 40 km from (Coimbatore. Avinashi is
also known as Southern Banaras. Dating back to the 12th century
AD this is the biggest temple in Coimbatore district built by
the Cholas. There are, fine stone carvings in the temple. This
place was earlier called Pikkoigul. Two years ago, a
divine call directed him to devote his entire time and energy to
construct a temple for Anjaneya at the spot indicated in his
dream, at Peelamedu in Coimbatore.