Palani Temples

Arulmigu Dhandayudhapani Swamy temple

This temple is situated in Palani Town and a Taluk in Dindigul District. It is an ancient and very big temple getting a large income among all the temples in TamilNadu. This temple is one among the six Padaiveedus (abode) of Lord Muruga. The idol of Palani Andavar is said to have been made of “Navapashanam” by Siddhar Bogar. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram are very famous festivals and a large number of devotees are coming here for those festivals.Height of the Hill Temple is 150 M and the total number of steps are 693 and its facing towards west.

Idumban temple

This temple situated 1.6 kms from palani bus stand.It is a famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga.Sage Agastya wanted to take two hills — Sivagiri and Sakthigiri — to his abode in the South and commissioned his disciple Idumban to carry them. Idumban bore the hills slung across his shoulders, in the form of a kavadi one on either side. When he was fatigued, he placed the kavadi near Palani to take rest.It became the famous idumban temple.

 

laxmi narayanaperumal temple

A east facing temple a Deepasthamba and a stone mandapam indicates to us the presence of a shrine. The entrance has pials and in the interior, a brass flagstaff, balipeetam and Garudan are seen near the Maha Mandapa. This Vishnu temple is under the control of Palani Temple, Nagas, Garuda, Car sheds, etc,.

Mariamman temple

The Mariamman Temple is devoted to Goddess Mariamman, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The temple is visited by many travellers, especially on Fridays, when the main idol is covered with a golden sheath. In the exterme south at the end of this street, a Vinayaga of Chettiar Madam, a Mahakali, in old Dharapuram road, and Chowndamman are all worth seeing.

periya avudaiyar temple

The temple is dedicated to Peru Udayar or Brihadeesvarar a name that became a legend in the days of the great Raja Raja Cholo. The deity here is a swayambhu linga and so, local belief is that it existed even before Bhogar. Only male gods are found in the temple. A majestic figure of Dakshinamurti, a rare Rudran and other gracious images in stone, as also the 16 old inscriptions should be taken note of. It’s about 4kms from palani bus stand.