Perur Pateeswarar Temple
|Perur Pateeswarar Temple|
Gopuram at the entrance of the temple
|Proper name:||Perur Pateeswarar Temple|
|Tamil:||பேரூர் பட்டீஸ்வரர் கோவில்|
|Architecture and culture|
|Primary deity:||Sri Pateeswarar (Shiva)|
|Architectural styles:||Dravidian architecture|
Perur Pateeswarar Temple (Tamil: அருள்மிகு பட்டீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Perur, in western part of Coimbatore in state of Tamil Nadu in India. The temple was built by the palayakarars, under the rule of Raja Raja Chola."History of perur temple". Retrieved 15 October 2011. The temple is located 7 km west of the Noyyal River and has been patronized by poets like Arunagiri Nathar and Kachiappa Munivar. Lord Shiva, known as ‘Patteeswarar’, is the presiding deity of this temple together with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self emerged).
The origins of this temple go back to thousand years. Karikala Chola is said to have built the innermost shrine of the temple. Later, the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar kings made contributions to this temple.
About the Temple
This temple has several gopurams and halls, famous of which is the one with the golden statue of Nataraja. The pillars have carvings of the various manifestations of Shiva and the ceiling has a series of stone chains.
There is a Patti Vinayagar shrine, dedicated to Ganesha. The Arasambalavanar Shrine dedicated to Shiva at the spot where Shiva is believed to have performed his Thandav under a peepul tree.There are also statues of Gajasamhara, Virabhadra, Bikshadana, Oordhva Thandava, Saraswati with Veena. The sacred trees associated with temple are the Palm and tamarind trees, called Irava Panai and Pirava Puli.