Coimbatore is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and is one of the major cities of the country. The city is known throughout the country as the largest exporter of jewelry, automobile parts, poultry, etc. The city is historically rich and houses a number of beautiful temples which are visited by the local people and people all over India as well. This article will guide you about some of the best temples in Coimbatore that one should visit.
1. Sree Ayyappa Temple:
This is the most famous temple in the city and was established in the mid 19th century. The temple was built by a trust called Sri Dharma Sastha Baktha Jana Sabha. It is open from 5 in the morning to 9 in the evening. The daily poojas of this temple occur during the early hours. Seasonal pujas and festivals are also performed in this sacred pilgrimage.
2. Sri Jayamangala Anjaneyar Thirukoil:
Located at a distance of 50kms from the city, this is one of the oldest temples of Tamil Nadu and of the country as well. The temple was constructed under the supervision of Krishna Deva Raya. In this temple deities of 3 gods are worshiped. Darshan timings of this temple are between 6 A.M to 11 P.M.
3. Arulmigu Avinashilingeshwarar Thirukoil:
This temple is situated in Avinashi which falls at a distance of 40kms from the city. The temple was built in the 15th century by Sundara Pandiya. The temple hosts a number of festivals throughout the year among people stay most anticipated about the Car Festival. The temples car is considered to be one of the biggest one in the whole of South India. People all over the country come to observe the beauty and architecture of this temple along with the wooden carvings on the car.
4. Arulmigu Chokkalingeswarar Aalayam:
This is one of the most popular temples in Coimbatore and is situated at a distance of 40kms from the city on the Erode Rode, Avinashi. The temple was constructed in the 15th century and is of high historical importance. People all over South India admire this temple because of it beautiful architecture. The temple is open to the public from 5 A.M in the morning till 8 P.M in the night.
5. Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Thirukoil:
This beautiful temple is located on the Pollachi Road which lies at a distance of over 8kms from the city. Being built in 1500 A.D, this temple is being visited by thousands of devoted worshipers daily from 5 A.M to 10 P.M.
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6. Arulmigu Aranganatha Swamy Thirukovil:
For beautiful temples like this, Tamil Nadu is called the temple city. This temple is open to the public from 11.30 in the morning to 8.30 in the evening.
7. Arulmigu Koniamman Temple:
The temple is located near the Townhall in Coimbatore and was constructed during the 13th century. The temple displays the magnificent deity, ‘Koni Amman’.
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8. Arulmigu Kulanthai Velayutha Swamy Thirukoil:
Located in Kurundamalai, located 24kms from the city this temple is believed to be one of the holiest spots in the country. It is open from 7 in the morning till 7 in the evening. This temple displays the beautiful from of Lord Muruga which is the prime reason behind this temple’s allure.
9. Arulmigu Pateeswarar Thirukoil:
This temple is located in Perur which is at a distance of 6kms from the city. The temple is believed to be one of the oldest temples of Tamil Nadu and the country as well. It was constructed during the Christian era. The temple is open to the public from 6 A.M to 8.30 P.M.
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