One of the revered places of Lord Murugan – Palani

Jul 21 20:50 2015 Dimpy Roy Print This Article

Palani can be visited any time of the year. The place is mostly visited by family. During festivals and pujas, it is recommended to book rooms before reaching the place. Here is a short description of one of the adobe of Lord Murugan.


South India beholds one of the major parts of Indian culture and history. Even,Guest Posting most of the Hindu temples are located in the South Indian states. Scholars and tourists from all over the world are attracted to this region. Each and every temple here depicts the very attractive South Indian style of temple architecture. About 100 km away from Madurai is located Palani. Palani is a hill town in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Palani has its own charm and is one of the major pilgrimage centres of South India. The place is famous for its Palani Murugan Temple. The scenic beauty of the Palani hill station is very tranquil.


Palani’s main claim to fame is the Murugan Temple. This temple is one of the adobes of the Lord Murugan. The mythological tale as it that once Narada offered a divine fruit to Lord Shiva and his wife Parvathy, they wanted to give this fruit to their sons, Ganesha and Murugan. But Narada told this fruit should not be cut into pieces, so, Parvathy declared a competition and told that whoever among them will take a round of whole world and reach first to Shiva and Parvathy, he will win the fruit. Murugan immediately climbed on his peacock and started his world tour. But, Ganesha realised it was not an easy task for him; he very cleverly took a circle around his parents. He said that as they are the creators of the world, by circled them he had circled the whole world. Thus, he was gifted the divine fruit. When Murugan returned and found, this saddened him and left Kailasa and moved to the South. Parvathy tried to console him, telling him “Pazham Nee” meaning you are the fruit itself. That is how Palani was named. A good crowd of people visit Palani every year. And so, the place is well decorated with all the necessary accommodations. There are no luxury hotels in Palani yet, but the deluxe cottages are good, during the festival you have to book the rooms earlier.


The temple is situated at a height of 1,068 feet and the devotees have to climb more than 600 steps to reach the main temple. It is believed that devotees should start climbing after taking bath at Shanmukhanadi at the bottom of the hill. Ropeway is also there and during peak season it cost Rs 50. Like any other temple cities, Palani is also well-connected to other major cities by regular buses. Nearest railway station is Ambaturai, however, there is no regular train to Palani. Cab or bus will take you to the Palani hills. The hotels in Palani have all the necessary amenities.


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Dimpy Roy
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Dimpy Roy, a travel blogger, writes about best hotels in Palani for frequent travelers. She writes about places to visit there, things to do, some luxury hotels in Palani also.


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