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Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple


The Hindu temple is located at Perur in the western part of Coimbatore, TamilNadu.


The Sanctum-sanctorum of the temple was built by Karikala Chola in the early period, when it was called as the Christian Era. Moolavar of this temple is Pateeswarar, and the greatness of this temple is that the foot print scar of Kamadenu (the divine cow), is visible on the head of Lord Shiva in this temple. The other thing is that there is a tamarind tree in this temple and the seeds from the tree will not grow into a tree wherever sown.

The temple architecture here is really wonderful and unique. The hall here with in the temple has rare sculptures and carvings that stand testimony to splendid work of art. This temple can be reached by road and it is about 7 kms from Coimbatore railway station and 10 kms from Gandhipuram.

This temple has several gopurams and halls, famous of which is the one with the golden statue of Nataraja, Lord Nataraja generally appears in all temples in an active dance posture.  The difference in this temple is that He appears with legs downwards showing the end of the performance.

Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is the important festival of the temple in December-January. Panguni Brahmmotsavam and float festival in March-April and Aani sapling planting utsav in June-July are other festivals.