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‘Kanchi Manadir’ of Patteeswarar Temple, Perur, Coimbatore thronged by Amavasya devotees

According to the local legend, Coimbatore is locally known as Kovai which was once ruled by the chieftain of Irula. This place was known as Kovan Patti and later the British christened as Kovanputtur. The Patteeswarar Temple is located in Perur, Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, in South India.

In around 500 CE, this temple was built by Chola monarch Karikaal Cholan. The Shivalingam is the primary deity of this temple. Lord Shiva is called as ‘Patteeswarar’ and his consort Parvathi is called as ‘Panchanayaki’. In the 9th century, the Saivite saint Sundarar visited this temple. In 10th and 11th century, further addition of this temple was made. During the 13th century, Chera’s contributed to this temple too. The Vijayanagar rulers and Hoysalas of Karnataka also patronized this temple. In the 17th century, Kanakasabha mandapam was built by the ruler Alagadri Nayaka of Madurai.

Among the Tamil Hindu religious devotees, Perur Patteeswara Swamy temple is much popular because of its historical and religious importance. It is to be noted that this temple is located adjacent to the Noyyal River which is a tributary of River Cauvery.

The holy bank of the Noyyal river is locally called as “Kanchi Manadi”. Hindu religious devotees throng this spot in order to pay homage to their forefathers or ancestors on the day of Amavasya. According to the local legends, the mortal remains of the beloved dead is strongly belived to turn into white stones approximately after 144 days. The services of the acharyas are hired by the locals to perform the Tharpanam at this spot. 

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