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Classic Coimbatore

Start the trip with from the foot hills of Divine Vellingiri Hills considered equivalent to south Kailayam and believed to be adobe for many Siddhas even today. Visit ISHA Yoga Centre a foundation created for development of Inner growth in 150 acres of land in midst of thick forest. Visit the ISHA Yoga Center contains the Dhyanalinga, a unique and powerful energy-form sitting under a pillarless 250,000-brick dome structure as well as Theerthakund. Enjoy the gentle water fall of Kovai Kutralam with a great bath in cool and healing waters. Achieve innerpeace with a prayer in Bethesda International Prayer Centre set amidst the scenic splendor of the Siruvani Hills. Have the privilege of visiting ancient Temple of pre-historic age “Perur Pattishwarar temple”. Perur is considered to be Mukthi Sthala (deliverance from worldly life) as per Hindu mythology. Worship Koniamman who is considered to be the “Ellai deivam” of Coimbatore with a rich history of over 700 years.

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Kovai Kutralam - Coimbatore

Kovai KutralamKovai Kutralam is a scenic spot with a gentle waterfall originating on the Siruvani hill ranges. It is located on the western ghat mountain range that lies to the west of this city at a distance of about 35 kms from Coimbatore. The siruvani dam is just above this water fall and this place is under the control of forest department.

Karunya Prayer Hall - Coimbatore

Karunya Prayer HallThe Lord appeared in a vision to Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran and Commissioned him to rise the Bethesda International Prayer Centre. He also thus explained the reason for it:"My son! When I lived in this world, of all that I did, the one that is close to my heart was to touch the sick with My hand and heal them! When you go to a town to conduct 'Jesus Calls Good News Meetings' nearly half-a-million people throng the ground. I come there, lay My hands on the sick and heal them. But after that, you don't go to that place again. Some times you go there only after 5 or 6 years. Till then where will those people experience My healing power? So, to enable those who travail in body, mind and spirit receive My healing touch, raise a structure like 'Bethesda' of the days of the Bible. When people come there and pray, and when Prayer Warriors apply oil over them and pray for them, I shall touch them with My hand and heal them."True to this promise, the Lord has been blessing countless people, who throng to the Bethesda International Prayer Centre everyday. The miracles that people experience here are truly astonishing!Bethesda International Prayer Centre is set amidst the scenic splendor of the Siruvani Hills, 25 kms. away from the industrial city of Coimbatore. The landscape surrounding the Prayer Centre is beautiful with hills, waterfalls, green pastures and rivulets, providing the most peaceful atmosphere for prayer and meditation.

Poondi Velliangiri Temple - Coimbatore

Poondi Velliangiri TempleThe foothills of Vellingiri hills have a rich spiritual ambience. No wonder! The holy shrine of Vellingiri Andavar and His consort Manonmani Amman is situated here. Countless siddhas have made this their home in the past. Even today, many siddhas reside here and perform penance.Poondi is a small village. But it is the abode of Lord Panchalingesha. This place is filled with the vibrations of the five elements- water, fire, wind, the earth and the sky. It is the abode of the Lord of Vellingiri. Tamilnadu has thousands of temples with majestic gopurams, artistic mandapams, lengthy parikramas / prakarams, exquisitely carved sculptures and colourful festivals. They are the living symbols of spirituality. They have also become inseparable parts of the people of this land. Even the small, ancient temples in the tiny villages are equally rich in their spiritual association. The sacred temple of Vellingiri Andavar and His consort Manonmani Amman, situated at the foothills of Vellingiri in Coimbatore district is one such. This acts as the threshold for Vellingiri, the abode of the siddhas. Poondi is situated at the foothills of Vellingiri, which is a part of the Western range of mountains. Poondi village is 40 kilometers away from Coimbatore. Those who wish to climb the hill should begin from Poondi. They can have a darshan of the Swayambhu Lord, after climbing the seven hills. Saint Agasthya has lived here. Countless siddhas have walked around this place. People usually carry the necessary articles including food and water while climbing this hill. Women do not allowed to climb this hill. Vellingiri hill has an altitude of 6000 ft and one has to trek a distance of 6 k.m. to reach the summit.Devotees of Shiva believe that there is a Kailash in the north (Uttara Kailash), one in the centre, (Madhya Kailash) and the third in the south (Dakshina Kailash) Among them, Uttara Kailash is present only in the subtle form. Madhya Kailash is in Tibet. Vellingiri hill is the Dakshina Kailash. So it is referred to as ‘Then Kayilayam’ or South Kailash. It is believed to be the abode of Saint Agasthya and so his successors worship this hill with great devotion. People say that Adi Shankara came here and offered his worship to the Lord.This hill is considered as a symbol of Lord Shiva . It is also looked at as a symbol of penance as saints have been doing penance here since time immemorial.Vellingiri has been sanctified by the presence of Mahayogi Pazhani Swamigal, Shivayogiyar, Sadguru Shri Brahma, Aghori Vimalanadaa, Azhukku Samiyar, Soundarapandi Samiyar, Kalathri Samiyar, Mysore Samiyar, Etti Kotta Samiyar, Milagaay Samiyar.Story:These mountains became sacred because a long time ago devote of him.There was a young maiden at the southernmost point of the Indian peninsular who aspired to hold Shiva's hand as a wife.Her devotion and austerities crossed all levels of sanity and she remained absolutely focused upon him every moment.This stirred Shiva's compassion and love. So he started making his journey to South India. She set up this deadline: "If I am not married to him by sunrise on this day, I am going to leave my body."Shiva came to know of this and was hurrying down but he could not meet the deadline due to false setup was created by a few who does not like his marriage. He was close but since he felt the time crossed he sat there itself. So she left her body standing. Even today she stands there as Kanyakumari. There is a shrine on the very tip of this landmass which is known as Kanyakumari or the 'Maiden's Shrine.Shiva felt very disappointed with himself that he could not make it on time. He started walking back and needed a place to sit and work out his despondency. So he climbed up this mountain and at the peak of this mountain he sat. Wherever Shiva spent a little time, people call that place 'Kailash' due to the mountains imbibe his presence and reverberate it eternally. So they called the Velliangiri Mountains the 'Kailash of the South'. The mountain peak is 6000 ft above the sea level, and its chillness, wind force, cloudy mist, and the steepness gives hard climbing for a devotee.

ISHA Dhyanalinga - Coimbatore

ISHA DhyanalingaThe Isha Yoga Center, founded under the aegis of Isha Foundation, is located on 150 acres of lush land at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains. Surrounded by thick forests, it is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere, a reserve forest with abundant wildlife. Created as a powerful sthana (a center for inner growth), this popular destination attracts people from all parts of the world and is unique in its offering of all the four major paths of yoga - gnana(knowledge), karma (action), kriya (energy), and bhakthi (devotion).The center houses the architecturally distinctive Spanda Hall and garden, a 64,000 sq. ft. meditation hall and program facility that is the venue for many residential programs catering to various groups. The Yoga Center contains the Dhyanalinga, a unique and powerful energy-form sitting under a pillarless 250,000-brick dome structure as well as Theerthakund, a sacred underground water body. Every week, thousands of people converge at this unique meditation center to seek out inner peace and wellbeing.Also located at the Yoga Center are the Isha Rejuvenation Center and Isha Home School. The Vanaprastha accommodation on the premises was designed to give people with families the opportunity to come and be involved with the center.A large residential facility houses an active international community of Brahmacharies, full-time volunteers, guests, and visitors, making it a vibrant hub of activity and an optimal environment to pursue one's growth.

Perur Patteeswarar Temple - Coimbatore

Perur Patteeswarar TempleThis Sanctum - sanctourms of this Temple was built by Karikala Chola in the early Christian Era. In the ninth century, Saint Sunfarar vistied the temple and immortalised it in his Thevaram. In the Kongu Chola Period (11th to 13th centuries Ardha Mandapa and Mahamandapa were built and used for inscribing the details about the numerous gifts made to the temple. From 14th to 17th centuries, the Hoysala, Vijayanagar and Nayaka kings gave endowments.The famous Kanaka Sabhai was built by Alagadri Nayak of Madurai in the 17th century. Tippu Sultan of Mysore attached half of the Inams of the temple in the 18th century. Later on, the East India Company restored it to the temple. The Swami and Amman Temples were renovated in the Middle of the 18th century and later on the Mantap of 63 Saints was built. In the 20th century, the Kalyana Mantapam and the front Mantapam were built and the tower was repaired. Historically, the surroundings of Perur date back to the Roman period as a Treasure Trove of Roman coins was discovered here.This is an ancient Temple of pre-historic age. As per legend the calf of Kamadhenu discovered a sacred Sivalinga. A temple came to be built over it. The place became a Vaippu Sthalam to Lord Siva since it was sanctified by Saints Appar an Sundarar in their Thevarams. In this Temple the Kanaka Sabhai or the Golden Hall of Dance, has a beautiful form of Nataraja in the dancing posture which he manifested to the Rishis, Gomuni and Pattimuni.This ancient place has produced apart from the Thevarams, very fine literary and historical compositons. Cholans Poorva Pattayam deals with the origing of the Temple and gives and account of the folk Lore of the place. The inscriptions, ranging over a few centuries, give valuable information about the customs and manners that existed a thousand years ago. The Thiruppugazh pieces of Arunagiri Nathar give an account of the Temples five centuries ago.The famous Kanaka Sabhai presents a unique collection of Stone sculture carvings, the like of which is not found elsewhere. Its two rows of ten big pillars have exquisite carvings of manifestations of siva. Its terraced roof has a series of stone-chains with a numerously pettalled lotus at the centre. The smaller pillars have a large number of mythological carvings. The tank is a fine piece of symmetrical steps with 16 angles.The Cars have fine wooden carvings which attract the cupidity of even foreigners. The idols excel the other temples in beauty. Even the small shrines surrounding the main temple are very ancient inscriptions of high value.

Koniamman Temple - Coimbatore

Koniamman TempleIn the past Tamilnadu was divided, Cheranadu, Cholanadu, Pandiya nadu, Kongunadu & Thondai nadu. Todays Coimbatore District, Nilagiris District, Erode District, Salem District, Karur District and Palani Taluk was called Kongu nadu. The city of coimbatore which is proudly named as the "Manchester of South" India has its cultural and religious heritage. The word Kongu nadu itself denotes the composition of temples in the region. Koniamman temple and Dhandumariamman temple are considered as two eyes of the city coimbatore. The history of the temple and deity dates back to 13th century A.C. HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE: The temple situated in the heart of the city, is built by a leader of a small cult Known as IRULAS Six hundred years ago. The small village was also named as COVANPUTHUR after the leader of this group. Whose name was COVAN According to the Cholan Poorva Pattayam in the Madras oriental Manuscript library. This Covanputhur later on changed as coimbatore. This ancient temple was situated in the north of coimbatore near sanganur stream. Later when there was a fear of "Chera" invasion the illangosar tribe which was ruling at that time, built a new fort and to guard this fort, they built a temple and named the Predominent deity as Koniamman of this temple. After this tribes ruling came to an end the temple also had a sluggish period. Realizing the importance of this temple, during the Mysore dynasty one of its kings renovated the temple and consecrated the Devi Koniamman in the style of "Mahisasura mardhani" from then on until to-day Goddess Koniamman blesses her people with love and grace. The people of coimbatore has staunch belief in the powers of this Goddess. The deity grants her followers, whatever they want when they pray her with all sincerity and piety. The Sculptural beauty of the Present statue is mervellous. Day by day the temple is developing and the glory of the deity is fast spreading. During Tuesdays and Fridays large crowd is coming to the temple to get the divine grace of the deity, especially women are coming in large number. Abisheka Thertham of this temple is considered as a boon for so many ill affected people.