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As a travelling tourist, Coimbatore has got lot of places to visit. Your travel plan can be as short as 1 day or upto 1 month. Coimbatore has a wonderful climate almost throughout the year, hotels are comfortable to stay and to have a good food. You can really have a lots of fun with family.

Maruthamalai Andavar Temple, Gass Forest Museum, G.D. Naidu Museum, Pateeswarar Temple at Perur, Echanari, Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Black Thunder, Kovai Kondattam, Mudhumalai Wildlife Santuary in Nilgiris, Topslip, Ooty, Conoor, Kothagiri, Dottabetta, Kodaikannal, Palani, Amaravathi Dam, Bhavanisagar Dam, Bannari Amman Temple, Singanallur Lake, Perks Pyramid, Dhyanalinga, Valparai, Monkey Falls, are some of the places you can plan to visit.

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Perur Lord Shiva Temple

Perur Patteswar Temple

Perur Patteswar temple is one of seven Kongu Sivalyam, a temple of great sancity with architectural and sculptural blend of South India. The Patteswar temple is situated in the bank of holy river Noyyal. It is 7 Kms. from the west of Coimbatore. Patteswaran temple was built by Karikal Cholan, 1500 Years ago. The Cholas, The Hoyasalas and Vijayanagar emperors also made enornous contributions to the temple.

The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva (Patteswarar) and his consort Pachainayagi. Other temples in this compound are Pattivinayaga temple, Arasambalavanar temple and Kailasam temple. To the south of this temple there is a Palm groove with two sacred trees Irava Panai (Deathless Palm) & Tamarind called Pirava Puli (The Unborn Tamarind).

The greatest attraction in this temple is the Golden Hall (Kanaka Sabai) Which has a gold plated statue of Nataraja blessing the two sages Gowmuni and Pattimuni.

Marudamalai

Marudamalai Temple

The temple of Lord Dhandayuthapani is located upon the hill - Marudhamalai. It is located 12 kms from Coimbatore. Maruthamalai has got its name from marutha trees which are found in large number. For conveyance up to the hill, vehicles owned by Devasthanam are available from the foothill. A convenient passage for the devotees to walk is also available to reach the temple. Frequent buses are available from the city. Bharathiar University is situated enroute to Maruthamalai

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple is located at 10 kms from Coimbatore on the way to Pollachi. The deity's height is 6 feet and 3 feet and is one of the biggest in south India. This is one of the oldest temple in Coimbatore and dates back to 1500 A.D. The moolavar was actualy meant for Perur Patteswarar temple and since it got struck on its way from Madurai, Eachanari became a blessed place.



Koniamman Temple

Koniamman Temple

Coimbatore gets its name because of the ancient Koniamman temple located in the heart of the city near the Town Hall. The temple was built around 600 years ago by a leader of the Irula tribe called Covan. The village around the temple was named as 'Covanputhur' which later on became Coimbatore. Later, when there was a fear of an invasion by the Chera rulers, the 'Illangosar' tribe which was ruling at that time, built a new fort and the presiding deity of the fort temple was Koniamman. The temple was renovated again by the king of Mysore and Devi Koniamman was reinstalled here in the form of 'Mahisasuramardhini' (slayer of the demon Mahisha who represents egoism). Offer worship at this 600 yr old shrine of Goddess Koniamman and receive her divine grace in abundance.

Bannari Amman Temple

Bannari Amman Temple

Bannari amman temple (Tamil: பண்ணாரி அம்மன் கோயில்) is one of the most famous Amman temples in Tamil nadu and it is in Bannari on NH 209, 14kms from Sathyamangalam, Erode district. Around 300 years ago, the dana Nayakkan or Dhandanyakkan forest is now well known as "BANNARI". This name Bannari for this great historical place origined because of the great temple "Bannari Amman Temple". Bannari located on the North West boundary of Kongu Nadu. Of late, it has become pilgrim's paradise because devotees from far and near visit this spot. It is held in high esteem as the celebrated abode of Goddess Mariamman. 'Kundam' Festival is celebrated in the Tamil Month of Panguni (March - April). This is the most famous annual festival, thousands of devotees from different directions throng the temple in this month which is marked by festivity and gaiety.

Palani

Palani Temple

Palani has been mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature as "Podhini", which came to be called as Palani later. It is an ancient temple and one among the six Padaiveedu (abode) of Lord Muruga. Many "Siddhas" are said to have lived in this region. The idol of Palani Andavar is said to have been made of "Navapashanam" ie a combination of 9 poisonous herbals mixed in a proportion to give a high medicinal power to cure the diseases of immunity and it was designed and made up by a siddar named Bohar. It belongs to 9th century and the king namely Cheraman Peruman constructed this temple. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram are very famous festivals in which millons of devotees visit.



 
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