This ancient temple enshrining the worshipful lord Patteeswarar, the local name
for Lord Siva and Pachchai Nayaki. His beloved consort was an invaluable gift, by
Karikala Cholan of great indelible fame. His priceless heritage is
being visited , by streams of devotees since its inception. It is a very big
shrine with sturdy prakaras, board mahadwaras, tall gopuras and several
subsidary shrines for parivaradevatas. Its exquisite, sculptural wealth is a
standing proof of that patron's unquenchable thirst for theism and a mark of his
commendable taste. Vastness coupled with majesty enthrall the visitors
and, lift their souls unknown to themselves.
The Assembly Hall going by the name of Kanaka Sabay accommodates thousands
within its spacious bounds during the
cultural programmes conducted regularly. It is tastefully decorated with
craftsmanship meriting unqualified acclaim. The temple lies on the bank of river
Noyyal. Regular worship offered with great devotional fervour, according to again
tenets. As it is a holy independent sannidhi exclusively but for the Mother
Pachchai Nayaki although forming a part Patteeswarar temple. Every prayer
service with elaborate rituals is offered daily and during festival days her sepal
entity is duly recognized and adored with as much fervour that of Lord Siva.
This kshetra is mentioned as Mel Chidambaram in the legends, and is held in high
veneration. Due to its nearness to Coimbatore the Manchester of South India and demonstration of several
miracles, it is visited both by class and mass with boundless fervour. The
patronage by the industrial
rich is raising its splendour to a spectacular degree. This priceless
has brought undying fame to the builder.
lies 7 km, off Coimbatore accessible by city bus.