Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Dindigul District
On top of Palani Hills, the shrine of the Lord Muruga at Palani Murugan Temple attracts thousands of devotees each year. According to legend, the god's idol was created by one of Hinduism's 18 great siddhas (perfected ones) out of an amalgam of nine poisons or navapashanam. As you approach the entrance, notice how many artistic sculptures of parrots, deer, peacocks, and the divine tree decorate the exterior. Explore the temple's inner sanctum filled with works of art and examine the ancient paintings from the Nayak period (1529-1736). Climbing the hill can get tiring, so hitch a ride on a rope car to reach the temple with ease. A visit to Palani Murugan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palani travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It's one of the best maintained temples with facilities for the needy to teach top of the temple such as trains and rope chairs, rest place and drinking water in between the stops in way to the temple...  more »
  • Very nice visit to Palani after atleast 10 years. Enjoyed with family. Good darshan. Winch to hill is crowded. Wait time can be reduced  more »
  • Stay : There are lot of hotels available in the vicinity of the temple at a distance of 100 meters to 800 meters from the main entrance (Entry to Steps). It's always better to book in advance. There i...  more »
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