The history of this temple dates back to 1500 years period. And this heavenly temple was built by king Karikala Cholan. Perur temple’s main deity is Pateeswarar and Pachanayaki Amman.
The Natyanjali (festival of dance) is celebrated with huge number of classical dancers performing their dance during September every year.
In temple, there was a famous mandapam names “Kanaga Sabhai” was constructed in 17th century by Alagadri Nayak of Madurai. 63 Saints were undertaken to built this mandapam in the temple. Recently the mandapam wer built again and repaired.
Lord Nataraja giving blessings in Kanaga Sabhai hall. In blessed temple,there was a tank steps with 16 angles. The temple are very ancient inscriptions of good value. The monumental temple is capable of spiritual freedom to devotees by bestowing “Moksha”.
There are 5 holy tanks in temple. Jnana, Vapi, Kodi Theertham in first prakaram, Tapa keni is opposite of Devi penance, Teppakulam in east front of Gopuram.
Lord Vishnu Durga with eight armed hands attracts a large number of devotees.This made the devotees to be blessed with god
Every year the temple celebrated Pangunu Uthiram festival in March month very grandly. Many consecrate also conducted this temple in every important festivals to receive Lord blessings.
Arudhra dharisanam is the famous festival during margali month. The most important festival to be listed here is Muthu Pandal Vizha in month of Aani.
The foot print scar of Kamadenu the Emanating god cow is visible on the head of Shivalinga in this temple. There is a tamarind tree in front of the temple known as Piravapuli meaning that its seeds will not germinate wherever sown.
This points outs the truth that those pray to Lord Patteeswara will attain entire salvation and will be free from the cycle of births and deaths. The bones of those dead, when placed in the Noyyal river flowing near by the temple turn white stones
Lord Nataraja generically appears in all temples in an active dance posture. The uniqueness in this temple is that He appears with legs downwards showing the end of his performance.
He looks slightly arch. With bright cheeks and the hair flying behind, the appearance is quite pleasing to the eyes of the people. It is here in the Kanaka Sabha Lord granted His Ananda Thandavam darshan to Lords Brahmma and Vishnu, Mother Kali, Saint Sundarar.
Next to Chidambaram, Arudra Darshan-Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is the main festival in the temple. Hence, it is praised as Melai Chidambaram – Chidambaram of West.
Siruvani Main Road,
Perur, Coimbatore – 641010.
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