Tamil Nadu is one place in South India where the elaborate architecture and brilliant sculptures of its ancient temples. There are few well-known temples in Coimbatore, which are listed below.
Sree Ayyappa Temple
In the year 1958, land to construct a temple was purchased at Siddhapudur. The temple of Lord Sri Ayyappa Swami is located in the centre of the city. The devotees are extremely proud of the temple’s status as the Second Sabarimala. The poojas and other religious rituals are observed similar to the fashion in Sabarimala.
Morning 5.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Evening 5.00 PM – 9.00 PM
Sree Ayyappa Temple, Sidhapudur, Coimbatore.
Phone : +91-422-2523027
Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Thirukoil
This temple is located on Pollachi road, 10 km from Coimbatore. The temple was built in 1500 A.D.According to the sthalapuranam, this deity was brought from Madurai to be placed at Perur Patteshwarar temple. The program had to be terminated along the way at Eachanari, and the location was blessed by the installation of a deity. The deity stands six feet high and three feet wide.
5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Thirukoil Pollachi Main Road, Coimbatore – 641 021.
Arulmigu Koni Ammann Thirukoil
Located near the Townhall, Coimbatore. The temple was built by the Irula community in the 13th Century. The deity was named ‘Koni Amman’. Fearing a Cheras attack, the tribe built a fort around the Koniamman Temple. One of the kings of the Mysore dynasty renovated the temple and consecrated the ‘Devi KoniAmman’ in the style of ‘Mahisasuramardhini’ during his reign.
Morning: 6 am – 12.30 pm.
Evening: 4 pm to 9 pm
Arulmigu Koni Amman Thirukoil, Town Hall, Coimbatore – 641 001
Arulmigu Patteswarar Thirukoil
This temple is located in Perur, 6 km from Coimbatore on the Siruvani main road. This ancient temple was built in the 2nd century by King Karikala Chola, making it one of the state’s oldest temples. The temple is situated on the bank of the Noyyal River and poets such as Arunagirinathar and Kachiappa Munivar patronized it. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’. Lord Shiva, recognized as ‘Patteeswarar’, with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’, is the presiding deity of this temple.
The Pond is situated opposite the temple and is used for important rituals such as Panguni Uthiratam.
Morning : 05:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Arulmigu Patteswarar Thirukoil Siruvani Main Road, Perur, Coimbatore – 641 010.
Arulmigu SubramaniaSwamy Thirukoil
Temple is located in Marudhamalai, 11 km from Coimbatore. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is considered the Seventh House of Lord Murugan, built by Tamil kings during the Sangam period, as indicated in the Purananuru.
The staircase to the Pambatti Siddhar cave is located at the southern end of the temple. Pambatti Siddhar was one of the 18 siddhars who lived during the 12th century. It is said that Lord Murugan did appear like a snake to him. Lord Murugan is said to have given Siddhar marudha theertham and blessed him later, along with his courtiers Valli and Deivanai.
Marudhamalai Andavar, Marudachalapathi, and Dhandayuthanpani are some of the names given to the presiding deity.
Morning: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Evening: 2 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Arulmigu SubramaniaSwamy Thirukoil, Marudamalai, Coimbatore – 641 046.
Phone: + 91 – 422 – 2422490
Arulmigu Velliangiri Andavar Thirukoil
These mountains are known as the Southern Kailash. It is one of the sacred hills on the outskirts of Coimbatore. Every year, thousands of people participate in the arduous 8-kilometre trek during Maha Sivarathri and Chitra Pournami. These mountains are home to rare medicinal herbs. The exotic flora and fauna add to the pilgrimage’s mystic colours,
In a 6 feet wide cave, Lord Shiva graces the devotees as Pancha linga
Morning: 6:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Evening: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sri Vellingiri Andavar Thirukovil, Vellangirimalai, Poondi, Cbe
Phone – +91 422 2615258
Listed above are the few famous temples in Coimbatore. Have you been to any of those temples. Let us know if we have missed out on any.