Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Kottaimedu Sri Sangameswarar Temple, Coimbatore

Address

Kottaimedu Sri Sangameswarar Temple, Coimbatore

Eswaran Kovil St, Ukkadam, Kottaimedu,

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641001   

Moolavar

Sri Sangameswarar

Amman

Sri Akilandeswari

Introduction

  Kottaimedu Sri Sangameswarar Temple is dedicated to lord Shiva, Located in the Kottaimedu village, Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu. Here the presiding deity is called Sri Sangameswarar and Mother is called as Sri Akilandeswari. This temple is in the heart of Coimbatore City, once there was a fort, believed to be built during Tippu Sultan period and now the place bears the name of Kottaimedu, without any trace of Kottai / Fort. There are many stories behind the City’s name Coimbatore. One such story is… The name Covanputhur was named after an Irula King Covan, who ruled this region Perur Nadu. It was told that this place was once with Sangu flower plants / creepers. These plants were destroyed and the temple was built, hence temple was called as Sangeechuramudayar Temple and latter called as Sangameswarar temple.

Puranic Significance

  Kottaimedu Sri Sangameswarar Temple is dedicated to lord Shiva, Located in the Kottaimedu village, Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu. Here the presiding deity is called Sri Sangameswarar and Mother is called as Sri Akilandeswari. This temple is in the heart of Coimbatore City, once there was a fort, believed to be built during Tippu Sultan period and now the place bears the name of Kottaimedu, without any trace of Kottai / Fort. There are many stories behind the City’s name Coimbatore. One such story is… The name Covanputhur was named after an Irula King Covan, who ruled this region Perur Nadu. It was told that this place was once with Sangu flower plants / creepers. These plants were destroyed and the temple was built, hence temple was called as Sangeechuramudayar Temple and latter called as Sangameswarar temple.

Beliefs

The temple is facing east with an entrance arch and mandapam. Balipeedam, Dwajasthambam and Nandhi are in the open Mandapam. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala and artha mandapam. In koshtam Dakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.  In the Prakaram 63var, Somaskandar, Ambal, Kannimoola Ganapathi, Neelakandeswarar, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Chandikeswarar, Vinayagar with Nagar under Peepal tree, Bhairavar and Navagrahas.

Ambal Sri Akilandeswari is in a separate temple like sannadhi facing east. In koshtam Brahmi, Kaumari, Varahi, Vaishnavi and Maheshwari. Arumuga is in a separate temple like sannadhi facing east in between Shiva and Ambal sannidhis. Balipeedam, Dwajasthambam and peacock vahana are in front. In addition to this there is an Elephant vahana in front of the sanctum sanctorum.  The Temple was reconstructed during recent years with new stones and the fate of the old pillars and structures. The re-constructed temple complex consists of sanctum sanctorum, antarala and artha mandapam and an open mukha mandapam. The adhisthana is with Upana, Pathabhandha adhisthana. A Two tier nagara vimana is over the sanctum.

Special Features

The temple is facing east with an entrance arch and mandapam. Balipeedam, Dwajasthambam and Nandhi are in the open Mandapam. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala and artha mandapam. In koshtam Dakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.  In the Prakaram 63var, Somaskandar, Ambal, Kannimoola Ganapathi, Neelakandeswarar, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Chandikeswarar, Vinayagar with Nagar under Peepal tree, Bhairavar and Navagrahas.

Ambal Sri Akilandeswari is in a separate temple like sannadhi facing east. In koshtam Brahmi, Kaumari, Varahi, Vaishnavi and Maheshwari. Arumuga is in a separate temple like sannadhi facing east in between Shiva and Ambal sannidhis. Balipeedam, Dwajasthambam and peacock vahana are in front. In addition to this there is an Elephant vahana in front of the sanctum sanctorum.  The Temple was reconstructed during recent years with new stones and the fate of the old pillars and structures. The re-constructed temple complex consists of sanctum sanctorum, antarala and artha mandapam and an open mukha mandapam. The adhisthana is with Upana, Pathabhandha adhisthana. A Two tier nagara vimana is over the sanctum.

Festivals

13 day Brahmmotsaam in Chithirai (April-May), Vaikasi Visakam (May-June), Aadipooram (July-August), Aadi Velli (July-August). Mahasivarathri (February-March), Annabishekam, Tirukarthikai (November-December), Thai Poosam (January-February), Skanda Sashti in Aipasi (OctoberNovember), Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Century/Period

10th century

Managed By

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE)

Nearest Bus Station

Kottaimedu

Nearest Railway Station

Coimbatore Junction.

Nearest Airport

Coimbatore 

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