Koniamman Temple in Coimbatore
In the olden days for every Shiva Temple there would be a guarding deity in its northern boundry. According to legendry Arulmigu Koniamman Temple is supposed to be this style, on the northern side of Kottai Easwaran Temple. The History of the temple and deity dates back to 13th century AD.
The temple is situated in the heart of the city, was built by a leader of a small cult known as ‘IRULAS’ six hundred years ago. The small village was also named as ‘Covanpudur’ after the leader of this group, whose name was ‘Covan’.
This ancient temple was situated in the north of Coimbatore near Sanganoor Stream. Later when there was a fear of Chera invasion, the illangosar tribe which was ruling at that time built a new fort and to guard this fort, they built a temple and named the deity as Koniamman.
After the tribes ruling came to an end, the temple also had a sluggish period, realising the importance of this temple, during the Mysore Dynasty one of its kings renovated the temple and conservated the Devi Koniamman in the style of ‘Mahishasuramardhini’.
From then onwards goddess Koniamman blesses her people with love and grace.
The people of Coimbatore have srong belief in the powers of this goddess.
The deity grants her followers, whatever they want when they pray to her with all sincerity and faith.
The Temple is situated in Big Bazaar Street ( Bus Stop – Town Hall ).
The Temple is open from 6.00 am – 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm.