Erode Tour

Anthiyur Gurunatha Swami Temple

Kamatchi and Perumal as the Lord of Vainava and Sivan & Murugan jointly from in the name of Gurunathaswamy as the Lord of Saiva appear to the people from the Stone house of Puthu Palayam next to Anthiyur.

Bannari Amman Temple

Located in Erode district, it is about 10 Km from Bhavanisagar. The Marianiman temple here is very famous and attracts thousands of pilgrims.

Bhavani Temple

The Sangameshwar Temple at Bhavani is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Bhavani and the Cauvery. This place is called ‘Tiruveni of South India’. It is an important pilgrim centre. Lord Sangameshwarer with His consort Vedanayaki is the presiding deity. It is said that during the East India Company regime the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William Garrow, who had his headquarters at Bhavani, worshipped Goddess Vedanayaki. One night the Goddess directed him in his dream to vacate his bungalow immediately. The moment he moved out, the entire bungalow collapsed. He wondered at this miracle and he presented to the temple an ivory cradle, which is still in the temple, with his signature.

Bhavanisagar Dam

This is about 16 km. from Sathyamangalam across the river Bhavani. This dam was built only with sand.

Chennimalai

:It is situated between Erode and Coimbatore. On the way to Coimbatore, this hill temple is about 7 1/2 kilometers south of Ingoor Railway Station. This temple is located in the city of Chennimalai of Perundurai, Erode District. Chennimalai is 26 kilometers from Erode and three kilometers from Perunthurai. Chennimalai can be reached by road from Erode, which is a business centre. The nearest airport is Coimbatore. The Devasthanam has provided special buses to reach the hilltop. This world famous temple of Lord Muruga is where Lord Arunagirinathar was blessed with ‘Padikasu”, wealth of coins.

Kodiveri Dam

It is 10 km from Gobichettipalayam and 55 km from Erode.

Kodumudi

It is 40 km from Erode. A special feature of this place is the shrine for Siva. Vishu and Brahms are located in one temple complex Siva is known as Muchukundeswarar and Vishnu as Veera Narayana Perumal. This is one of the important temples in Erode district.

Sangameswarar Temple

Located 15 km north-east from Erode Railway Station, 55 km from Salem and 40 km from Mettur is the famous pilgrimage centre, Bhavani is known mainly by its temple which was built 1000 years ago by Kongu’s state kings. It was built by black stones at the meeting point of rivers Cauvery and Bhavani. In North India, the meeting point of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathy is famously known as “Triveni Sangamam”. Like that in South Cauvery and Bhavani meet at this point and so it has got several names like Thatchina Prayagai, Bhadrikasiramam and Mukkudal, Vijayapuri, Veerapuram etc.

Sivan Hill

This is one of the hill temples. This is also a Holy land which located at Kangeyam in Erode District. The special feature of this temple is the celebration ‘Thai Pooja’ in every year of the month of Thai.

Sri Kondathu Kaliamman Temple (Pariyur)

Gobichettipalayam is simply called as “Gobi”. In this station, there is an important place called “Pariyur”. In the City, there is a most important temple called “Kondathu Kaliamman Temple”. Here, the Goddess Kaliamman gives her blessings to her devotees. Pariyur is situated 4 kms away from Gobi, - Anthiyur Road. An old man named Gobi Chetti, went to this station from Pariyur and hence it was named ‘Gobichettipalayam”. Once, the people were affected by an evil disease, and they had many causalities and remaining people moved to other areas. ‘

Thanthai Periyar Memorial

The social reformer Mr.E.V.Ramasamy called ‘Thanthai Periyar’ and the great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam are the sons of this soil. Periyar memorial is 528.1 sq meters. And it was opened on 17-08-1975. His statue, life history and photographs are displayed here at Periyar Road, Erode - 1

 

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