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Palani Murugan Temple

Palani

14.4/5(16 Ratings)

Palani Murugan Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 22 sightseeing in Palani

The Palani Murugan Temple is a major attraction of Palani which can be reached by climbing around 670 steps, on the hilltop. There is also a Haulage Winch or a small rope train along with a rope car for travelling to the top of the hill. The entire town of Palani is visible from the top of the hill, which is accessible from Madurai and Trichy.

It is believed that this temple was built by Cheraman Perumal of the Chera Dynasty. The temple was later expanded between the 8th and the 13th centuries by the Cholas and Pandyas, who added new mandapams and gopurams at the site. Some of the sculptures at the temple were added by the Nayaka kings who ruled the region for a brief period.
 

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What travellers are saying about Palani Murugan Temple

Experience scale
  • Excellent 4
  • Very Good 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
Saturday:
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday:
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

Balakrishnan vaidyanathan

Balakrishnan vaidyanathan5.0/5

7 reviews

Divine, Spiritual and Peaceful Feel Temple

Arulmigu Swamyamongst Temple, PalaniThis temple, is the 3rd the Padaiveedus of Lord Muruga ..Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram are the most famous festivals celebrated here when large number of devotees coming here to take part and seek the Lord Murugans blessings.The prasadam - PANCHAMRITHAM - of this popular hill temple tastes so yummy and is also considered to be a healing potion. Just the name - Panchamritham - awakens your taste buds. The ingredients used in this prasadam are bananas, country sugar, honey, ghee and cardamom.It is 6. 45am when we started from our hotel - AMIRTHAM INN - on 26 July 2017.We walked the distance to the temple and the early morning hour was cool and pleasant.On the pathway to the temple itself, the Temple Guides (they call that themselves and also show a laminated card to prove) start harassing you for taking their services costing more than Rs. 1500 each person. The temple management must do something about this.We decided to climb the stairs all the way up and we took almost 45 minutes to reach the top.We found later that the entire temple staff including the temple priests are hand in gloves with these Temple Guides and are only money minded. Corruption to the core here in this Divine Temple.We had good Darshan and were very blessed to have completed the climb both ways.

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Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.9/5

414 reviews

Abode of Lord Murugan

We visited this most famous temple of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu situated on a hilltop while our 12 days religious tour by taxi. You have choice to go through by Udan Khatola or climb steps and we decided to use Udan Khatola. However they charge Rupees 200 for return ticket. This is one of six abodes of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu. The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. We see the deity is in a standing position with a baton in his hand. He has the look of a person who has renounced all worldly pomp. He has just a loincloth besides the baton. The temple houses a big complex. A nice visit.

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Satish Naidu

Satish Naidu3.9/5

4 reviews

Religious place to visit

The place is really good & worth travelling for.Activities on site - first time visitors, Kindly do not believe in an middle men, especially if they suggest you that they will take care of your darshan if you buy pooja items from them. Nothing is mandatory apart from temple guidelines & a pure heart to see the Lord!

Sathiakumaran

Sathiakumaran3.9/5

3 reviews

Religious visit

The experience, on the whole, was good. We had to wait for a long period for the darshan. It was a festival period at the temple and the queue was pretty long.

Sreelatha

Sreelatha4.3/5

13 reviews

Great Temple with powerful god

Went around 7 PM by ropeway and came back by Winge by 9 PM. There was a big queue for the darshan around 8 PM before the pooja and putting the god to sleep.Travel light to the temple so that you do not hurt others and you do not have to look for lockers. Did not see any in the premises. Leave your footwear in your vehicle or place of stay. Not advisable for those who are not healthy or wheelchair bound. Temple premises on the hill maintained moderately neat. Adivaram is in a mess with the traders taking major part of the roads and heaps of garbage. Special darshans and poojas possible if you shell out money. Lots of touts seen downhill.

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Anand

Anand2.1/5

1 review

Beware of people cheating you at temple

They rip you off your money right from municipality tax till the bribe you are forced to pay to get your puja prasad back. Take note that this is only experienced by non-tamil pilgrims.

Mahadev Hiremath

Mahadev Hiremath3.6/5

95 reviews

A temple set on the hill top with quite good security

This is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan and must visit temple in Tamil Nadu, located in Palani in Dindigul. It's set on the top of the hill called Palani Hill.Darshan timings are from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m and on festival days the temple opens at 4.30 a.m.Types of Pooja:-1. Villa Pooja (6.30 a.m.).2. Siru Kalla Pooja (8.00 a.m.).3. Kaala Santhi (9.00 a.m.).4. Utchikkala Pooja (12.00 noon).5. Raja Alankaram (5.30 p.m.).6. Iraq Kaala Pooja (8.00 p.m.).7. Golden Car Darshan (6.30 p.m.). It's very crowded and less cleanliness. Security is quite good. One can access the temple by Climbing Hill (around 670 steps). Haulage Winch or a small rope train or rope car. While travelling in the rope car one can enjoy the nature scenic beauty and some Peacocks playing around. The entire town of Palani is visible from the top of the hill, which is accessible from Madurai and Trichy.Best time to visit is in Winter as during peak pooja season it will be too crowded.It is believed that this temple was built by Cheraman Perumal of the Chera Dynasty. The temple was later expanded between the 8th and the 13th centuries by the Cholas and Pandyas who added new Mandapams and some Gopurams.

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Hasbriale Yolasite

Hasbriale Yolasite4.6/5

14 reviews

Very divine experience

One of the most famous temples in Tamil Nadu, The Palani Murugan temple gives a very divine experience and is a must visit place for Lord Murugan devotees. Set on the hill, this temple can be accessed by foot, Winch and Rope Cars. The temple is very properly maintained and is very neat. Best time to visit is in Winter. Better to avoid during peak pooja seasons as it can get very crowded.

Arunaachalaa Inn

Arunaachalaa Inn4.3/5

2 reviews

Nice temple but crowded

Very crowded and less cleanliness but nice temple and good dharshan. The security people are not enough trained, there are too many touts callings us that they will arrange for special darshan but we should not go with them.

Hema

Hema5.0/5

2 reviews

A nice temple

A nice temple. Good place to visit.

Photos of Palani Murugan Temple

Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

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Saseendran Kasu

Murgan Temple - The Ropeway
Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

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Jagdish Raval

Palani Murugan Temple, Palani
Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

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Jagdish Raval

Palani Murugan Temple, Palani
Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

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Balakrishnan vaidyanathan

Palani Murugan Temple, Palani