Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Coimbatore

Coordinates: 10°58′33″N 76°54′53″E / 10.97583°N 76.91472°E / 10.97583; 76.91472
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Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Coimbatore
Gopuram at the entrance of the temple
DeitySri Pateeswarara Swamy (Shiva) Sri Pachainayagi Amman (Parvati)
LocationPerur, Coimbatore.
StateTamil Nadu
Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Coimbatore is located in Tamil Nadu
Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Coimbatore
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geographic coordinates10°58′33″N 76°54′53″E / 10.97583°N 76.91472°E / 10.97583; 76.91472
TypeDravidian architecture
CreatorKarikala Chola
Completed2nd century CE

Perur Pateeswarar Temple 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 Karikala Chola in 2nd century CE.[citation needed] The temple is located on the bank of the Noyyal River and has been patronized by poets like Arunagirinathar 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.

Various names for the temple have been used over the years, including, Kamadenupuri, Pattipuri, Adhipuri, Daksha Kailasham, Thavasiddhapuram, Gnanapuram, Kalyanapuram, Pirava Neri Thalam, Pasupathipuram, and Melai Chidambaram.[1]


The temple was built by the Chola emperor Karikala in the 9th century.[2][3]


Shiva in the act of destroying one of the sons of Kasimuni
A view of the two Pillars immediately on the top of the steps leading to the temple

Perur Pateeswarar Temple has several gopurams and halls, notably the Kanaka Sabha, which contains a golden statue of Nataraja. The ceiling is covered in a network of stone chains, and the pillars are decorated with carvings of Shiva in his different forms.[4]

Temple car on 18 March 2019


Every year, the temple celebrates a classical dance week, typically Bharata Natyam.[5] The temple is believed to be one of the places where Shiva performed Ananda Thandavam.[6]


Temple chariot festival[edit]

Every year in the month of Panguni, Panguni Uthiram is celebrated. A temple chariot is paraded through the neighborhood as part of the celebration.[7]

Seedling Planting Festival[edit]

The festival has been celebrated by the farming community along the banks of Noyyal River. The festival is conducted in the month of Aani. The ritual forms a part of Indra festival. The festival has its reference from the "Perur Puranam" by Kachiappa Munivar[8] [9][10][11][12].


  1. ^ Kumudam Journal; 14.11.2008; Article name : ’படும் துன்பங்கள் பனிபோல் விலகும் பட்டீஸ்வரர் திருவருளால்!’
  2. ^ "Noyyal goes dry at Perur, people worried". Deccan Chronicle. Coimbatore. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  3. ^ "Perur Temple to be renovated". DT Next. Coimbatore. 24 May 2022. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Rich in history and architecture". The Hindu. 27 May 2005. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Perur Natyanjali". The Hindu. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  6. ^ V., Meena. Temples in South India. Kanniyakumari: Harikumar Arts. p. 20.
  7. ^ "Thousands of devotees visit Perur Pateeswarar Temple Chariot Festival". 19 March 2019. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
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  9. ^ "Ani Utsava sapling planting festival 2023". Daily Thanthi. Coimbatore. 25 June 2023. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  10. ^ "Ani Utsava sapling planting festival 2018". Maalaimalar. Coimbatore. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  11. ^ "Ani sapling planting ceremony at Pattiswarar temple for abundant rainfall". One India. Coimbatore. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  12. ^ "The Hindu article on Perur Pateeswarar Temple". Hindu Tamil Thisai. Coimbatore. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2024.

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