Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Better to stay one day and relax to visit the temple, if your travelling from far distances. I saw people visiting the temple directly after the travel, its not recommended to enjoy the beauty and...  more »
  • We were blessed to be here on a day earlier to thaipoosam. The crowd was unmanageable. There was long queues for even panchamirdam which was in short supply.The winch and rope car were shut down 2...  more »
  • Though the temple is too crowded for comfort and brimming with noise , it all goes away when you get the beautiful ,pious darsanas of Lord Murugan smiling mesmerizingly at the devotees.  more »

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