Friday, 17 August 2012

Palani Hill Temple Dindigul District Tamil Nadu

The Hill Temple of Palani is one of the most famous temples of Murugan in India. It is located in the town of Palani, 100 km southeast of Coimbatore and a similar distance northwest of Madurai, and in the foot-hills of the eponymous Palni Hills. At its foot is the Temple of Thiru-avinan-kudi, one of the Arupadaiveedu.The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. 
Palani Hill Temple Dindigul District Tamil Nadu
The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navabashana. 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 (navabashana). Murugan signifies beauty and Lord Murugan of Kurinji land is the god of Beauty and Youth.

NEAREST AIRPORT -  Airport Madurai ( 125 kms ) and Coimbatore (110).
RAILWAY STATION-Palani Railway Station (Local) and Dindigul Railway Junction ( 60 kms) .
ROAD -Palani is Connected by Road with all important towns. Regular bus services are available from Palani to Madurai, Kodaikanal, Theni,indigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai.
LOCAL TRANSPORT -Horse Cart, Auto, Taxis and vans are available. City Buses are available
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