12 Oct

Bhogar Samadhi at Palani Murugan Temple – Palani

Bhogar was a legendary South Indian Siddhar and associated with the events of Palani temple.  Bogar Samadhi is inside Palani Murugan temple at Palani Hill.  There is a place near Palani Hill called Thanasiappan Temple which is the place where Bogar mixed the Nava Bashanam and made the Murugan idol.  It is believed that in consultation with Agasthiar, the Father of Ayurvedic Medicine, and other siddhars, Bogar mixed the 9 poisons which are known as Nava Bashanam and prepared the Master Medicine Read more [...]
04 Oct

Places of Interest near Palani – Visit Kutladampatti Falls on your Trip to Palani

Kutladampatti Falls is located at Madurai district of Tamil Nadu and is around 30 kilometres from the district headquarters, much less than an hour via road.  It is known as a small neighbourhood attraction for somebody to spend an evening.   It is more adventurous to be in this area due to fewer visitors the area and the need for of trekking to reach this spot.  The Kutladampatti Falls derives its name from the village Kutladampatti, wherein it is located. The way toward Kutladampatti Read more [...]
28 Sep

Interesting Facts about Palani – A few Historical Studies on Palani the Temple City

There are quite a few historical studies about Palani.  The published version of P.Valarmathi, Dr.R.Meera of Visalakshi College for Women, affiliated to Bharathiar University gives a lot of information about the city Palani.  The historical details about Palani are published vide International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research ISSN 2348-3164 (online).  The publication mentions that Palani was part of the Kongu Country from early Christian era.  The early Sangam works refer to Read more [...]
18 Sep

Popular Travel Destinations near Palani – Places to Explore Near Western Ghats

There are multiple tourist spots near Palani which one can explore.  Proximity with the Western Ghats makes the surrounding places a heaven for tourists. One such attraction is connected with the Siruvani river.  Siruvani river has two big tourist attractions - the Siruvani Dam and the Siruvani Waterfalls.  The Siruvani dam is the principle supply of consuming water for Coimbatore town, and it is famous for its tasty water. Kovai Kutralam is a waterfall at Siruvani.  This fall is amidst a thick Read more [...]
08 Sep

Udumalpet – Alternative to Ooty near to Palani – Explore the Beauty of Udumalpet

                  Udumalpet city is one of the famous summer resorts in Tamil Nadu.   The city was known as "UDUMALAI" and due to its rural ecosystem and later added the name Pettai.     Now the name is modified as "UDUMALAIPETTAI" in Tamil.   The city is surrounded by the Western Ghats on three sides.  The average altitude of the town is 1208 feet above sea level. Udumalaipettai is an Industrial town with fabric, Read more [...]
01 Sep

Perumal Peak – Nature’s Craft- Trekking and Photography Spot Near To Palani

Perumal Peak is located at the Western Ghats mountain range near the Tamil Nadu side.  It is located at a height of 2,440 m above sea level, and its scenic splendor is unique.  It has an elegant look in the morning, and it gives visitors Goosebumps with an unforgettable piece of memory.  Perumal Peak is wide open from 6 AM to 6 PM all the weeks.  The suggested period to visit this peak usually is from December to April, there are exceptional timings for visiting this place depending in your Read more [...]
25 Aug

Overview of Kumbakkarai Falls near Palani – How to Reach the Falls from Palani

The Kumbakkarai Falls originates from the Western Ghats.  The river flows through rocks and green pastures to form as Kumbakkarai Falls, at the foothills of the Kodaikanal Hills.   The origin of the river has been identified form a location near the Theni district of the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu.  The water on its journey accumulates restoration and medicinal powers to treat pores in the skin and different minor ailments.  Even though the Kumbakkarai Falls is not very popular among Read more [...]
13 Aug

Important Significance of Aadi Kirthigai – Palani Murugan

Kiruthikai or Karthigai is the favourite star of Lord Muruga.  This day is very auspicious, and one of the best times for propitiating Lord Muruga, as it is the favourable star for Lord Muruga.  The fire that came from forehead Lord Shiva's Third eye gave birth to six children in the pond of Saravana Poigai.  Goddess Parvati combined all six children into one child as named Kanthan/Saravana/Muruga.  The purpose of Lord Muruga birth is to destroy Soorapadman and save people from Asuras. The Read more [...]
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 [...]