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Marudhamalai

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 holiday-maker.

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.

The Perur 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 architecture.

Eachanari Temple

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 blessed place. It is one of the oldest temple in Coimbatore and dates to 1500 A.D. Special poojas are done during Kiruthikai, Poornima, Amavasya and Chathurthi. Lord Vinayagar is the residing deity of Eachanari Temple.

Dhyanalinga Temple:

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. 

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. 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.

Avinashi Temple:

The Avinashi 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.

 

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