About Palani

Palani - Kulandai Velayudhaswamy Thirukkovil

Palani is a town and a taluk headquarters in Dindigul district of the western part of Tamil Nadu state in India. It is located about 106 kilometres south-east of Coimbatore and 122 kilometres north-west of Madurai, 67 kilometres from Kodaikanal. The Palani Murugan Temple or Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple , dedicated to Lord Murugan is situated on a hill overlooking the town. The temple is visited by more than 7 million pilgrims each year. As of 2011, the town had a population of 70,467 which makes it the second largest town in the district after Dindigul.

Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple is third of the Six Abodes of Murugan . It is located in the city of Palani earlier it was known as Thiruaavinankudi, Dindigul district, 100 kilometres 62 mi southeast of Coimbatore and northwest of Madurai in the foothills of the Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Palani temple is considered synonymous with Panchamritam, a sweet mixture made of five ingredients.

As per Hindu legendary beliefs, Sage Narada visited the celestial court of Shiva at Mount Kailash to present to him a fruit, the gnana-palam . He decided to award it to whichever of his two sons who first encircle the world thrice. Accepting the challenge, Murugan started his journey around the globe on his mount peacock. However, Ganesha, who surmised that the world was no more than his parents Shiva and Shakti combined, circumambulated them and won the fruit.

Popular Place to visit In Palani

  • Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple
  • Lord Murugan Temple Thiru Aavinnankudi
  • Palani Temple
  • Shri Periya Nayaki Amman Temple
  • Palani Temple Devastanam
  • Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Childrens Park
  • Idumban Temple