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Subject: Sources of ancient Tamil history, Kovai Kondattam, Perur (State Assembly Constituency), Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Noyyal River
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Vimahana of Patteeshwarar temple
Vimahana of Patteeshwarar temple
Perur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Coimbatore
Elevation 418 m (1,371 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,937
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-99

Perur is a neighbourhood located on western side of Coimbatore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It has famous Siva Temple, Patteeswarar.


  • Geography 1
  • Etymology 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Politics 4
  • Religious importance 5
  • References 6


Perur is situated about 7 km from Coimbatore City Railway station and 25 km from Coimbatore Airport. The area is mostly agricultural. Predominantly Cash crops like coconut, banana are grown in Perur .


According to the Tamil Nigandu, Senthandivakaram any place which has more than 500 families will be considered as Perur.[1] So in ancient times this must be a fertile land and populated area.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Perur had a population of 7937. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Perur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 61%. In Perur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Perur assembly constituency is part of Coimbatore (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Religious importance

Perur is very famous for its very old Perur Pateeswarar Temple. The temple was built by Karikala cholan.[4] Other than this temple there are numerous other temples and many wedding halls. Just 500 m away from the main temple is the bank of Noyyal river. People arrive here round the year to perform the rituals of deceased people


  1. ^ V. VEDACHALAM (July 20, 2011). "Jain monastery at Kazhugumalai". The Hindu. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ "History of Perur Patteeswarar temple". Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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