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Palani Hill Temple


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Palani Hill Temple Overview

Ranked 4 of 22 sightseeing in Palani

The Palani Hill Temple, located on Palani Hills, is devoted to Lord Murugan in the form of Dhandayuthapani. The temple is at a height of around 1500 ft above sea level and is easily accessible from Madurai and Trichy. The holy pool, Saravana Poigai, is located within the premises of the temple.

Tiru Avinankudi, a 2000 year old temple, is situated on Palani Hills which has the idol of Dhandayuthapani. This idol is made using a mixture of nine poisons, known as Navapashana.

A special bacterium grows on this idol which preserves the food offered as abhishekam for years. Thaipusam (January), Panguni Uthiram (April), Agni Nakshatram (May), Visakham (June) and Skanda Shashti (November) are some of the prominent festivals celebrated in the temple.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:30 PM
6:00 AM -8:30 PM
6:00 AM -8:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:30 PM

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Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.9/5

415 reviews

A temple on Hilltop

The temple of Lord Murugan is on a hilltop. You have choice to go through by Udan Kataoka and we select the same. The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami. We see the deity is in a standing position with a baton in his hand The temple houses a big complex on hilltop. A nice visit.

Kishore Varun

Kishore Varun4.3/5

1 review

Better to have walking from steps at the early morning

We went to the temple at afternoon and when we saw the total steps there to be walked we fainted there only. It is better to go at the early morning to the temple if wished to carry the swamis PALLAKI to the top of the temple if it is your desire to go with. And it is advisable to go with a man not single while taking steps to the temple and if any one is not able to go one steps there is another one HILL ESCALATOR is also available for the visitors. And it is advisable to not carry luggage and to have a room before getting ready to go on steps to the temple.

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Krishna murthy

Krishna murthy4.3/5

1 review

Assured blessings after a trek up through the steps

The hill temple of Lord Muruga ( karthikeya ) attracts lakhs of visitors every month and has a huge following. Tonsured heads with devotees walking miles from their villages to have darshan of the Lord is common. About 600 steep steps for adventurous or a convenient trekking path with few steps meant for elephants to go reduces the fatigue both are available with adequate drinking water and toilet facility. As you climb you can see the beautiful view of Palani town and distance towns.A slow and steady climb makes it peaceful and divinely. Avoid every thing on the way and focus on GOD. Dont listen to anyone who offers to help for darshan/pooja etc. It is straightforward and easy unlike Tirupati. You can clear out of darshan within one or maximum 2 hrs during festive days.During the 4 /5 abhishekam times the darshan will be stopped otherwise it is available non stop from 6 am to 10 pm. You can witness 45 minutes abhishekam by paying the sponsorship ( Rs.750 for 2 including prasad) or 150 per head till it is available. but be prepared to stand in an awkward position during the abhishekam time inside the sanctum sanctorum.After abhishekam you can avail free meals if you are patient enough, available during the day between 10 am and 10 pm ( may take upto 3 hrs of waiting on crowded days, other days about an hour or two.)Except a few months ( Dec - Feb, it will be very hot, so carry cap/umbrella. Chapels /shoes not allowed during the hill climb so wear a thick socks or if you have practice of bare foot walking,you can manage as 90% of the hill walking route is under cover.In the evening you can watch the Lord procession in a golden chariot one of the most beautiful procession around the shrine. Starting at 7 Pm it is very well patronized and watched by thousands. So you can comfortably watch the same from a distance instead of going near the chariot.there is a vegetarian restaurant on the top which offers fast moving South Indian dishes and all types of beverages and mineral water.Carry minimum required cash, in a pouch or inside pocket as the crowd at times will be unmanageable on festive and holidays, weekdays and lean days no problem at all.Mobile phones are allowed but for your own safety switch off and keep it safe and avoid during darshan time.You can use the winch or cable car service which ever works but be prepared for at least an hour wait. Don't be disappointed if influential people use the facility just like that when you are waiting in queue, Only HR & CE dept can answer that if they want to.Parking around the hill is little away from the main entrance, so if the driver is there no problem, he can locate park and wait or else be prepared to walk to hill temple entrance.Free footwear keeping is available right near the entrance in the ground level.Darshan tickets are ( Rs.10, Rs.100) near the entrance on the hill itself. Many a time you will find free darshan is extremely fast but you need experience to find out.Plan well go early enjoy the place, GOD and also the people and their mad devotion to Lord Muruga.

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Visweswararao  Vulisetty

Visweswararao Vulisetty3.6/5

2 reviews

Needs information boards in English

I had a lovely darshan.Hope temple management keeps some information boards in English

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Palani Hill Temple, Palani

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Palani Hill Temple, Palani

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Harish d deepak

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