ancient Tirukkovil is an excellent specimen of Dravidian
architecture, and is the biggest of its kind in Coimbatore district,
built by Cholas in 12th century A.D. Its pull is greater due to Lord
Siva's mysterious sports played here in the past and it was called
Pukkoliur and deemed South Banaras. Saint Sundarar visited this and
adored the Lord with his sweet immortal lyrics. The Moolar is
locally called Avinasiappan and Mother, Karunambikai. There is a
separate niche for Ambikai and it is said that she did penance here.
by city bus from Coimbatore. It is 20 km off Coimbatore.