Palani Sri Murugan - Tamil Nadu
Palani Sri Murugan Temple
Lord Murugan is the deity of the Tamil Land. Palani (Tiru Avinankudi) is the third Padai Veedu. The temple at Palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level.
It is a charming campus from where one can take a look at the Idumban Hill, the Kodaikanal Hills, the Western Ghats, the greenery of the paddy fields, rivers, tanks, Palani town and the colleges. On a lovely, clear and mist-free day, the Kurinji Andavar Temple is visible from here against the bright Sun. In daytime, Palani is Hill Beautiful; at night, it is Hill Resplendent.
The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navapashanam. The deity is in a standing position with a baton in his hand. He has the look of a person who has renounced all worldly pomp. He has just a loincloth besides the baton. He is a mute messenger of the great precept 'Renounce all to reach Me'. The icon is unique in the whole world. It was made by siddha Bhogar by combining nine poisonous substances (Navapashanam). Murugan signifies beauty and Lord Murugan of Kurinji land is the god of Beauty and Youth.
Pooja Timing at Palani
|Sirukala Shanthi Pooja
|Kala Shanthi Pooja
|Uchi Kaala Pooja (Afternoon pooja)
|Sayaraksha (Evening) Pooja
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How to Reach Palani Murugan Temple:
By Air : Coimbatore is the nearest airport, which is 100 kms away from Palani.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Palani.
By Road : Palani is well connected by TNSRTC, KSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby such as Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai , Tanjore , Coimbatore and Tirichy.