Coimbatore also was known as Kovai, is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of the Noyyal River is the second largest city in the state after Chennai. It is administered by the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation. one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and a major hub for textiles, industries, commerce, education, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing in Tamil Nadu. It is often referred to as the “Manchester of South India” due to its cotton production and textile industries. In the rain shadow region of the Western ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate all the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows through the 25 km long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore’s flourishing agriculture industry. Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to neighboring Kerala and the very popular Hill station of Udagamandalam (Ooty) is 70 km from Coimbatore. It is the disembarking point for those who want to take the Mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam just 35 km away from Coimbatore, regular bus services also available daily from Coimbatore to Ooty and other districts, towns and major cities.
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Dhyanalinga is the distilled essence of yogic science. It does not ascribe to any particular belief or faith. It does not require any pooja or worship. Just sitting silently for few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even those unaware of meditation experience a state of deep meditativeness and feel the divine energy that overflows from this glorious form.
Siruvani Waterfalls and the dam named after them is located 35 km west of Coimbatore. Kovai Kutralam is a scenic spot with a gentle waterfall originating on the Siruvani hill ranges. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala government with funds collected by the Tamil Nadu government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore.
Black Thunder is a water theme park located at the foot of Nilgiris near Mettupalayam, in Coimbatore 40 kilometers north of the city and occupies an area of about 75 acres ‘3,00,000 Square Meters’.
Subramaniyaswami Temple Marudamalai is a popular 12th-century hill temple dedicated god Murugan, It is considered as 7 House of Lord Murugan. Like most Murugan temples, the temple is situated on a hillock, here the glory of Vel is elaborately sung by Saint Arunagirnathar in his celebrated Kandar Alankaram. When one is left in the lurch by all relatives and his/her possessions, the one constant companion protecting the soul is Vel, emphasizes the saint.
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is a protected area located in the Anaimalai Hills of Pollachi, Valparai and Udumalpet taluks of Coimbatore District and Tirupur District; it is the largest and well-preserved sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, lies in the Western Ghats south of the Palghat Gap, better known as Anaimalai (Mountain of Elephants). With an area of 958 Square Kilometer, it is rich in flora and fauna.
Perur Pateeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Shiva, The temple was built by Karikala Chola. The temple has been patronized by poets like Arunagirinathar and Kachiappa Munivar. Lord Shiva, known as ‘Patteeswarar’, is the presiding deity of this temple together with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self-emerged). It is said a divine cow Kamadenu performed severe penance on Lord Shiva seeking the post of Lord Brahma to take up the creation work.
Gass Forest Museum is a government run natural history museum situated at Coimbatore, Toward the end of the 19th century, an aborted attempt was made by J. A. Gamble, the conservator of forests of Madras Presidency to establish a forest museum in the province. A few years later in 1902, Gamble’s successor as Conservator of Forests, Horace Arichibald Gass, succeeded in establishing a museum for forestry.
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple Lord Vinayaga is venerated as the foremost God of the Universe. He is glorified as the chief of the Vedas he is the flame of wisdom. Eachanari Is One of the famous Vinayagar Temple, which is situated on the Pollachi highway 9 Kms away from Coimbatore
ISKON Coimbatore The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement, is a monotheistic (believing in a single all-powerful God) branch of the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya (lineage), which originates from Lord Krishna Himself. Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead who appeared on this Earth and spoke the Bhagavad Gita over five thousand years ago.
Vanabadrakali Amman worship and the temple came into being in this place millenniums back, it is believed. It is also believed that Mother Shakti came to this jungle place-Vana for penance on Lord Shiva to kill demon Mahishasura. As She performed penance in Vana the forest, She is praised as Vanabadrakali. It is also believed that the temple is associated with the story of Aravalli-Suravalli the deities of witchcrafts.
Kari Varadaraja Perumal Kovil King Indrajyudhman was a very staunch devotee of Vishnu. Despite being a king, he spent many hours of the day worshipping lord Vishnu. One day, sage Agastya came to visit him. The king was lost in his thoughts of the lord and did not notice the sage. Angered, the sage cursed him to become an elephant. Indrajyudhman was shocked. He told the sage that he was a devotee of Vishnu and had not ignored him deliberately.