Avinashi Temple

Avinashi Temple

Avinashi Temple is one of the seven famous places in Konku Nadu. Avinashi means indestructible, is the name of the Lord, from whom the place get its name. Temple is facing East. The Uniqueness of this temple is that Goddess is on  the right of the Idol. The main deity is called by Avinasiappar, Avinasinathar, and Thiru Avinasiaparanar. The name of the Goddess are Perangarunai and Karunalaya Chelvi.

There are four Tirthas at this temple. The well named Kasi Ganga is inside the temple. Naga Kannigai Tirtha is outside the temple on the right. One Tirtha opposite to the temple. The river which flows opposite to the temple is called as Iravatha Tirtha. On three of the pillars are the figures of Peria Kaliyappa Gounder and his son Sinna Kaliyappa Gounder. The inscription tells us that the Mantap was erected when the scrofula on the thigh of Peria Kaliyappa Gounder’s son was cured completely.

Temple tower is not completed and only the foundation remains. The car streets are situated separately.  There are no streets around the temple.

 

Avinashi Temple History

As per the Legends, the place got the Pukkoliyar because of the Devas coming and hiding here, fearing the dance of Siva on fire at the time of deluge. Another interesting story associated with this place name, a Brahmin by seeking refuge or hiding inside the belly of a crocodile.

 

How to reach Avinashi Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Coimbatore which is 32 km away.

By Train

  1.  The nearest railway station is at Tirupur which is 12 km away.
  2. Coimbatore is easily accessible from all parts of Tamilnadu.

By Road

  1. Coimbatore is well connected with all parts of Tamil Nadu. The Direct bus is available from all parts.

 

Avinashi Temple Images

Reference Link: Temple History

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