Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Coimbatore

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Religious Place, Spirituality, Seeking Experience
  • Entrance Fee: Free of cost
  • Visiting Time: 5 AM to 9 PM
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple has an interesting legend behind its construction. It is said that the Vinagayar idol was brought for establishment in the Peru Petteshwarar temple on a cart which broke down in the middle of the highway towards Coimbatore. When the devotees tried to move the idol, they could not, no matter how hard they tried. So, it was then decided that the temple for Lord Vinayagar be built on the highway itself. The construction of the temple was done around 16th century A.D. and it has been an important religious centre ever since. It is not only the fascinating story of its construction that attracts devotees to the temple but also its stunning architecture and spiritual ambiance.

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Photo by Booradleyp1,  CC BY-SA 4.0

Traveler Tips

  • Take care to maintain the beauty and peace of this remarkably clean and quiet temple.
  • Visit the temple during the time of the pooja to experience a charming and delightful environment.

Things to Do

  • Look at the beautiful architecture that the Eachanari Vinayagara Temple has built with.
  • Understand the history and the legends surrounding the temple.

Availability of Guides

A guided tour of South India’s famous temples would include a trip to the famous Eachanari Vinayagara Temple. You can also book a guide from any local travel agency in the city.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Coimbatore is from the months of November to February. Winters bring lower temperatures from around 18 to 30 degrees Celsius which make up for a pleasant stay. Try visiting the temple during the Ganesh Chathurthi festival to experience the best this place can offer.

How to Reach

The temple is situated around 12 kilometres from Coimbatore on the NH 209. You can easily hire a cab or board a bus from the city to reach here.

Interesting Facts and Trivia About Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

The main deity or moolavar in the temple is of the Lord Vinayagar and is a huge 6 feet high and 3 feet wide in size.

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Coimbatore
Photo by Booradleyp1, CC BY-SA 4.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple
  • Sholayar Dam
  • Ramar Temple
  • Brookefields mall
  • Kovai Kutaralam Falls
  • Vellingiri Hill Temple
  • Gedee Car Museum
  • Ayappan Pooja Sangam Temple
  • D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition
  • Arivu Thirukoil
  • Sri Naga Sai Temple
  • Black Thunder Theme Park

Nearby Restaurants         

  • Amutham Restaurant
  • Sree Mahalakshmi Bakery
  • Vignesh Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Hotel Aadhibhavan Restaurant
  • Hotel Ramo Pandiyas Restaurant
  • Five Star Chicken
  • MSR Biriyani Hotel Restaurant

A visit to the Eachanari Vinayagar Temple will provide you with the much-needed solace and peace that city life often snatches away from us. Come to this temple to experience divine blessings and spirituality.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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