20 Nov

Famous MARGALI and TAIPUSAM Festivals You Can’t Miss at Palani Murugam Temple

The yearly Brahmotsavam and the day of the star Uthiram (Uttara-phalguni) are praised in Panguni (March-April).  The day of the Krithika star, Thirukkrithika, Kandha Sashti (six days after Deepavali), and Thaipusam are different popular festivals celebrated in Palani. Every day the processional symbol of the Lord Muruga is taken around Dhandayuthapani Temple in a Golden Chariot.  There is a long shortlist, waiting for years, for the privilege of pulling this chariot. Besides regular services, Read more [...]
08 Nov

History of The Dindigul Fort

The Dindigul Fort or Dindigul Malai Kottai is the most significant historical landmark of the Dindigul city.  Located on top of the Dindigul hill 2. 5 kms from Dindigul Bus station, 3. 7 kms from Dindigul Railway station and 55 kms from Palani, it was constructed in the 17th century by Muthu Krishna Nayak of the Madurai kingdom.  Since then it has seen many occupants.  In the 18th Century, Tipu Sultan ruled over the fort and the fort went over to the British after his defeat. In the 18th century, Read more [...]
31 Oct

Planning your trip to Palani Temple

Palani Murugan Temple is situated at a height of 450 feet above ground level.  Palani Murugan is a pilgrimage to the devotees' prayers and devotees.  Over time, Palani hill temple has not only the other district tourists of Tamilnadu but also the northern states and overseas tourists. To reach the top there are few options, using the 693 steps to the top - which a normal person will take 20 to 30 min to reach the top.   For the convenience of tourists and pilgrims, the temple has a winch Read more [...]
24 Oct

The Ancient Festival of Karthigai Deepam

Karthikai Deepam is a Tamil Hindu Festival of Lights fall in "Karthikai" a month of Tamil calendar (mid-November to mid-December).  In Kerala, this celebration is known as Thrikkarthika.  In the rest of India, a related festival called Kartik Purnima is celebrated on a different date.  It is celebrated for 10 days and daily "Chinna Kumarar" goes in procession in the small golden chariot.  On the last day of the festival, woman devotees light lamps at homes and worship Lord Murugan.  This is Read more [...]
29 Sep

Pine Forest Paradise – Next Visit at Kodaikanal

The Pine trees belong to Coniferous family which has around 100 species found by today.  They are sunlight loving trees which do not grow under shady conditions.  The word ‘Coniferous’ means those trees whose leaves are needle shaped.  These conifers are considered evergreen, which means that they keep their needles for at least two years.  As the older needles fall, new ones are ready to grow in their place. Coming to the Pine forest, it is one among the most beautiful places to see Read more [...]
22 Sep

Swayambu Lingam of Periya Avudayar Kovil – Next Destination in Palani

Near The Periya Avudayar Temple is one of the most visited temple near Palani.  It is located near the river banks of Shanmugha Nadi Four kilometers from the Palani Bus Stand in the Old Dharmapuram Road. Temple opens at 8. 00 a. m. & 6. 00 p. m every day. What makes the temple Special! One thing that every devotee who reaches the temple would love is the unpolluted mild cool breeze which flows over the Shanmugha Nadi.  The fresh air along with sounds of birds from the nearby trees Read more [...]
13 Sep

What you need to know about Thiru Avinankudi Temple, Palani

Thiru Avinankudi temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga who is considered as the Lord of Kurinji (mountain).  The temple got its name from the place it is situated whereas the shrine is called as Kulandai Vēlālyudhaswāmi Temple.  It is believed as the earliest abode of Lord Muruga which began under the shade of ‘Nelli’ (Amla) Tree. This temple is about 200 meters from the foothill of main temple. It is one of the temples similar to Chozha architecture.  There are also shrines Read more [...]
29 Aug

Pollachi Aliyar Dam Park near Palani – Place to Visit Nearby Palani Hills

Aliyar Dam is a reservoir situated 27 km away from Pollachi on the foothills of Valparai, in the Anamalai range of the Western Ghats.  It is around one and half hours from Palani temple, and approximate driving distance between Palani and Aliyar Dam is 82 kms or 51 miles.  The Aliyar Dam was built during 1959-1969 across the Aliyar river mainly for irrigation purpose.  The project was ordered in September 2002 to produce Hydro Electric Power. Aliyar Lake accepts water from Upper Aliyar Read more [...]
28 Aug

Pillar Rocks Kodaikanal – Interesting Spot in the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal

The great Pillar Rocks of Palani Hills, Kodaikanal, is one of the most prominent tourist spots in that area.  It is located around 8 kms from Kodaikanal bus stand.   The pilgrims who visit Palani temple can reach Pillar Rocks by road. and it is around two hours (71.9 km) if we take via Palani-Kodaikanal Road.  Many buses frequently ply from Palani to Kodaikanal. Pillar Rocks derived its name from the three giant pillars standing tall at a height of 400 feet. It is an ideal place for Read more [...]
25 Aug

Poondi Waterfalls – Adventures Place to Explore Near Palani Hills

Poondi falls is a great place for outdoor camping, hiking and trekking on your way to Kodiakanal from Palani.  The best of Kodaikanal is the view, waterfall, natural life and forest whereas Palani is a hill temple, and one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. If you are in search of a good adventure, as part of your visit to Palani then this is a great place not to miss in your itinerary.  It is also a great place for photography.  Poondi Falls is situated very close to Poondi which Read more [...]