11 Jun

Vaikaci Vicakam Festival at Palani Temple

There are plenty of religious festivals in India, and every one of these has its mythological background and historical significance. Vaikasi Visakam is no exception and an important festival. It is Skanda Purana, the spiritual text that gives a detailed legend on the birth of Muruga on the Vaikasi Visakam day. Once, there lived three Asura brothers - Surapadma, Singamuha, and Taraka, who began harassing others. They also did intense penance, obtained many boons, became quite powerful and started Read more [...]
17 May

History of Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple – Palani

Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple Palani is one among the six Padaiveedu's (Abode) of Lord Muruga which is the sub temple of Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uttiram are very important festival here. These festivals are and celebrated for 10 days, devotees carry kavadies with holy water from sacred rivers, sugar, tender coconut as part of the festival rites. During these ten days, we can see various rural dances like Oyilattam, Thappattam, Dhidumattam, Velanattam, Read more [...]
13 May

Beauty of Rock Paintings at Kombaikadu In Palani

Rock painting in Kombaikadu Palani has a very long back history dating back to several centuries. It is an attractive location to those who plan to visit Palani and Kodaikanal. These paintings were found in a cave, which is situated on Palani-Kodaikanal Road. The cave where such paintings were found is located around 176km from Palani. This location is around 1,000 meters above sea level. A three-member team archaeologist Narayanamurthy, Professor Kannimuthu and Vanjinathan discovered these paintings Read more [...]
15 Apr
Interesting Facts about Idumban Temple in Palani

Interesting Facts about Idumban Temple in Palani

Idumban Temple is located at Idumban Hill, at around 100 meters away from Palani temple.  Since the time of Sage Agastya the Idumban Temple existed, according to belief. The place holds enormous significance in terms of ancient history of Palani.  It is generally believed that the Sage Agastya ordered his demon assistant Idumban to take Sivagiri and Shaktigiri Hills to his abode in South India. Obeying his orders, Idumban bore slung across his shoulders, in the form of a Kavadi one on either side.  Read more [...]
08 Apr


The temple of Palani is also known as Thiru Avinankudi temple.  According to available info, the Palani temple was built by the king Cheraman Perumal from Kerala in 7th century A.D.  Thereafter, the temple was renovated by Nayaks and Pandya kings.  The Navaranga Mandapam was built during that time, and it resembles South Indian temple architecture with Gopuras, Vimana, Pillared bays. Thanga Vimanam is one among the attractions of Palani Temple, and it is designed with coat of gold.  Thanga Read more [...]
12 Oct
Bhogar Samathi at Palani

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

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, paper Read more [...]