For the associated taluk, see Perur taluk. For the village in Andhra Pradesh, see Perur, Nalgonda.

Vimahana of Patteeshwarar temple

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 10°58′N 76°54′E / 10.97°N 76.9°E / 10.97; 76.9Coordinates: 10°58′N 76°54′E / 10.97°N 76.9°E / 10.97; 76.9
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.


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 Nadu, 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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