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Koniamman Temple
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Pooja Cost : US$ 9.00 Leadtime : 7 Days
Location : near Townhall,Coimbatore.
Main Deity : Koniamman.
Nearest Town : Coimbatore District : Coimbatore State : Tamil Nadu
The Koniamman temple is another note worthy ancient temple in Coimbatore. The history of the temple and deity dates back to 13th Century A.C. The temple situated in the heart of the city, is built by a leader of a small cult known as "IRULAS" 600 years ago. The small village was also named as "Covanputhur" after the leader of this group, whose name was "Covan". This Covanputhur later on changed as Coimbatore. This ancient temple was situated in the north of Coimbatore near Sanganur 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 predominent deity as Koniamman. After this 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 consecrated the Devi Koniamman in the style of "Mahisasuramardhini".
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