Perur Sihva Temple
The Perur Shiva Temple is the most popular one amongst other temple which upholds huge statues. It is located 6 kilometers away in the west of Coimbatore approximated built on the banks of the river Noyyal. The Perur Shiva Temple is solely dedicated to the lord Shiva called as Patteeswaras and His Consort, Pachai Nayaki. The temple is also famed as Mel Chidambaram and its main gateway presents the images of the soldiers.
The Pattivinayakar temple is devoted to Shiva where Shiva danced his dance under a peepul tree. There are two directions: North and South Kailasam temples which stand to guard the temple. It is believed that the sacred trees associated with temple are the Palm and Tamarind trees called Irava Panai and Pirava Puli.
The sanctum seen in the temple is the joint effort of the Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara rulers. This temple is rich in architecture which presents purely artistic perfection. For example, the statues of Gajasamhara, Virabadra, Bikshadana, Oordhva Thandava, Saraswati with Veena.
Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple who is known as ‘Patteeswarar’ and his consort Parvati is known as ‘Panchanayaki’. It is believd that it has an idol to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’. The most attractive part of the temple is the ‘Kanaka Saba’ or the golden hall, which is decorated by gold plated statue of Nataraja. It bestows blessings upon the two sages – Gowmuni and Pattimuni.