Palani (or Pazhani), is a beautiful hill station is located in Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul district and attracts visitors with its ancient temples and picturesque surroundings. It is located about 106 kilometres south-east of Coimbatore and 122 kilometres north-west of Madurai, 67 kilometres from Kodaikanal.
Settled in one of the most established mountain ranges in India, Palani Hills, which date back to the pre-Cambrian time frame, It has a rich history. The town likewise discovers a notice in a few strict messages and was once controlled by the lords of Madurai and Coimbatore. It is likewise said that the town was controlled by Hyder Ali and his child Tipu Sultan, who in the long run permitted the Palayakaras of Balasamudram to administer Palani. The town holds huge strict importance and its is accepted that Lord Murugan had settled here. Perhaps the most visited objective in this place is the place of worship of Palani Dhandayuthapani Swamy Murugan or the Murugan Temple, which is roosted on a peak. Celebrations like Thaipusam, Vaikasi Visakam and Thirukarthigai are commended with incredible enthusiasm in Palani and draw travelers from all pieces of the country.
The Palani Murugan Temple or Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple (Thiru Avinankudi), devoted to Lord Murugan is arranged on a slope sitting above the town.
Palani Murugan Temple
Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple is third of the Six Abodes of Murugan (Aarupadai veedugal). It is situated in the city of Palani prior it was known as Thiruaavinankudi. Palani temple is considered inseparable from Panchamritam, a sweet blend made of five fixings.
According to Hindu unbelievable convictions, Sage Narada visited the heavenly court of Shiva at Mount Kailash to present to him a natural product, the gnana-palam (in a real sense, the product of information). He chose to grant it to whichever of his two children who initially surround the world threefold. Acknowledging the demand, Murugan (Karthikeya) began his excursion all throughout the planet on his mount peacock. In any case, Ganesha, who induced that the world was close to his folks Shiva and Shakti joined, circumambulated them and won the organic product. Murugan was enraged and wanted to get developed from childhood and subsequently decided to stay as a recluse in this place. The icon of the Muruga in Palani was made and sanctified by sage Bogar, one of Hinduism’s eighteen extraordinary siddhaars, out of a combination of nine harmful spices or Navapashanam.