Temples of Coimbatore


Arulmigu Chokkalingeswarar Aalayam - Coimbatore

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. On his way to meet 'Cheramaan Peruman', Sundaramoorthy Nayanar happened to pass by Avinashi and heard the tale. Moved by this, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar composed and sang for 'Lord Shiva' to resurrect the dead child. His prayers were answered and water started flowing into the empty tank and crocodile emerged from it with a grown boy of 8 years.

The car festival is the most exciting of the festivals in this temple. This temple's car is one of the biggest in South India and is noted for its fine wooden carvings.

Dharshan Timings
5 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Daily Poojas
Abhishekams at 5.30 a.m., 8.30 a.m. & 4.00 p.m.

Auspicious Occassions in the Temple

  • Monthly Pradhosam
  • Kaarthigai Deepam
  • Brahmotssavam
  • Mudhalai Vaai Pillai Festival (3 Days)

Address:
Arulmigu Avinashilingeswarar Thirukoil
Avinashi - 641 654.

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