Places to visit - Temples and Monuments of Tourist Interest in Coimbatore, India.
Other Temples in Coimbatore

Perur Patteeswara Swamy temple

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.The presiding deity is Shiva and the 'Swayambu Lingam' is the idol worshipped here. 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.The significance of Perur temple in earlier days are unfolded in the poetic creations of Arunagiri Nather and Kachiappa Munivar. The temple stands on the banks of the holy river Noyyal called 'Kanchi Manadi' by the locals. Pilgrims from all over visit this spot to pay homage to their ancestors. It is believed that the mortal remains of the dead turn into white stones after about 144 days.

Marudha Malai Temple

About 12 Kilometers away from Coimbatore Railway Station is the Marudhamalai temple of Lord Muruga. As the name suggests, the temple is situated on a hillock and the presiding deity is called Dhandayuthapani. The celebrations of this temple are ' Thaipoosam' and ' Thirukarthigai ' in January and February.  Pollachi, an important commercial centre about 40 Kms away from Coimbatore, is famous for it's Mariyamman and Subramanya temples.The South Banaras or Avanashi Temple is the biggest temple in the district famous for it's exquisite carvings & sculptures.

Dhyanalinga Multi - Religious Temple
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. 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. This divine instrument radiates seven different qualities on seven different days of the week by which one can derive various benefits.

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Arulmigu AranganathaSwamy Thirukoil - Karamadai
At Karamadai, a place near Mettupalayam there lived people by the name " Thottiyars ". One of the Thottiya had a (Karai Pasu) cow. All off a sudden, for a few days the cow did not give him milk.

Filled with anger the thottiya followed the cow and found his cow shedding milk to a Kaarai bush, the thottiya became very furious and with his knife banged the bush and a sound exploded from the bush and blood started gushing out of the bush, people knowing this rushed to the spot and found a Suyambu Lingam inside the bush, the same night the God appeared in the dream of thottiya and ordered the thottiya to glorify him with " Chandana Kaapu ", So did the thottiya and found that it was a beautiful Ranganathar Suyambu (which is said to be growing in size every year).

Arulmigu Poondi Velliyangiriandavar Thirukoil - Poondi
Velliyangiri is a beautiful temple situated in one amongst the five hills of historical importance. The five hills symbolically represents the five different faces of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple where PanchaLinga can be seen. Lord Brahma was fast asleep and lacked in his duty. So to overcome his sin he started meditating at Himalayas where he got Shiva Dharisanam and was guided to continue his meditation in the name of Pattimuni at perur.
Arulmigu Poondi Velliyangiriandavar Thirukoil - Poondi
Aanaimalai, a place near Pollachi was earlier ruled by a king called Naanan. He had a very special mango tree in his farm on the riverside of Aaliyar, which he was so fond of. He was so particular that nobody was allowed to use neither the mangoes nor its leaves.
Once, a group of girls were having their bathe in the Aaliyar river and saw a mango floating on the river which belonged to nanans tree, on anxiety one of the girl picked the mango and ate it, even after several pleadings made by her father, the king sentenced her to death. After some time the villagers in that particular area formed a female figure in lying state in remembrance of the innocent girl on the graveyard sand and started worshipping her. In due course she was worshipped by the name "Maasani"
Later Kozhinkhosargal defeated king Naanan and destroyed that particular mango trees. It is believed that Lord Rama on his way in search of Seetha, was absorbed by the power of this temple, stopped here and performed his meditation adding glory to this temple.
Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
This temple is located at 10 kms from Coimbatore on Pollachi road. It is one of the oldest temple in Coimbatore and dates to 1500 A.D. 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. The deity's height is 6 feet and the width is 3 feet and is one of the biggest in South India.

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