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Places Of Worship

Perur Temple  This temple is situated 7 kms from Coimbatore Railway station and was constructed by Karikala Cholan. There are shrines to the presiding deity Patteeswarar and his consort Panchainayaki. Elegantly carved sculptures are in the Kanagasabai hall. Devotees flock to the temples during Panguni Uthiramfestival that is celebrated in the month of March.

Marudhamalai Temple Maruthamalai Temple  Dedicated to Lord Subramanya this hilltop temple is one of the most visited temples in this region. The reason being that the presiding deity Dhandayuthapani is believed to have performed several miracles here.  Thai poosam and Thirukarthigai festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in this temple. Maruthamalai is 12 kms. from the railway station.

Eachanari Vinayakar Temple   It is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka and is situated about 13 kms. from the heart of Coimbatore city. People travelling further south usually pray to this God to prevent obstacles or hurdles on their journey, as he is considered the remover of obstacles. 

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple: Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, this is the second oldest temple in Coimbatore. The Vijayanagara Kings built it.


Masaniyamman Kovil  Situated between Pollachi and Palakkad, this temple is about 45 to 50 k.m. from the hub of Coimbatore. Devotees believe that if they grind red chilly paste and apply it on the presiding deity their lost valuables will be restored to them.

Puliakulam Temple  Asia's largest idol of Ganesha stands imposingly in the Puliakulam temple in Coimbatore. This temple was built in 1996 and the statue weighs about 14 tonnes.

Chemmedu Muthumariyamman temple  This temple is situated near Perur. The local legend states long ago the main town was located around this temple only. But today one can see only the ruins.

Ammanalingeshwarar Kovil  This temple is in the Udumalpet district on the hillock of Thirumaurthimalai, 21 kms south of the Udumalpet.

Avanashillingeshwarar Kovil  40 kms from Coimbatore, legend has it that a priest named Sundaramurthi Nayanar through his rendering of the “Thevaram” restored a young boy who was killed by a crocodile to life. The temple is also known by another name, Thirupukoligur.

Dhyanalinga  This is the largest lingam in the world and it is located in the foothhills of the Velliangiri mountain about 30 kms from Coimbatore. The lingam is a single black granite stone 13 ft.9 inches in height and it has with seven copper rings embedded in it, corresponding to the seven charkas that is believed to govern the human body. The Avudaiyar or its base is made from a single white granite stone 9 ft in diameter and is in the form of a seven headed coiled snake.

The Dhyanalinga does not ascribe to any particular religion or faith, but is the distilled essence of yogic science. The dome has been built with traditional material like burnt bricks, mud and mortar and additional herbal additional herbal additives.

Places in and around Coimbatore

Perur Temple

Thirumoorthy Temple It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy Dam. This is about 20 kms. from Udumalpet on the Highway from Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar temple and nearby there is a waterfall.

The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms. from here. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre.

Bhavani The Sangameshwarar temple at Bhavani is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhavani and the Kaveri. This place is called as Thriveni of South India. It is an important pilgrim centre. Lord Sangameshwarer with his consort Vedanayaki is the presiding deity. It is said that during the British rule, the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William Garrow, who had his headquarters at Bhavani, worshipped the Goddess Vedanayaki at this temple. One night the Goddess directed him in his dream to vacate his bungalow immediately. Just after he vacated, the entire bungalow collapsed. As thanksgiving for this miracle, he presented to the temple an ivory cradle with his signature can be seen in the temple