districts of Coimbatore and Periar, the ever flourishing parts of
erstwhile Kongunadu empire boasts of many spiritual treasures in the
form of holy shrines built, endowed and patronized by imperial
Cholas of the bygone days. Their antiquity, glory, exquisite
sculpture, and above all
several miracles produced by the presiding deities have brought
great reputation, and won covetable places in the history of South
India. Some of them are maintaining former splendor and luring
thousand of devotees and tourists perennially. Their charm too has
not undergone great change due to renovations carried on by
philanthropists and State Government from time to time.
them Perur Patteeswarar Tirukkovil dedicated to Lord Siva deserves
reverent mention. It is an invaluable gift by Karikala Chola and
lies in the vicinity of Coimbatore, the Manchester of South India.
It is on the bank of river Noyyal. The Presiding deity Mahadev goes
by the name of Patteeswarar and his spouse Pachai Nayaki. The
hugeness of the Tirukkovil and its exquisite sculpture detain the
devotees longer. Saivagama worship is offered with great fervor.
is 7 km west off Coimbatore city and accessible by city buses, and
the city commands transport facilities, like railways, roadways and