Perur is a panchayat town in Coimbatore District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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.
Perur enshrines Patteeswarar and Maragathaambikai and is one of the Temples associated closely with the legend of the cosmic dance of Shiva and hence it bears an impressive Kanakasabha or the golden hall of dance in an ornate hall decked with exquisite sculpture.
Patteeswaram is also Home to the annual Natyanjali festival occurring in the month of September where homage is paid to the deity and to the art form of dance, through impressive dance recitals.
Displayed above is an image from the dance production ‘Aadavallaanin Aindu Sabhaigal’, written and scored by the author and choreographed by Kalaimaamani Saraswathi – performed at the Patteeswarar temple in September 1998.