Palani Murugan Temple History, Timings Arulmigu Dandayudhapani

Palani Murugan Temple

Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Worship with god Palani rulmigu Kulazhandaivellayutha 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 Uthiram festivals are notified festivals of this temple and large number of devotees visiting this temple for dharsan of Lord Muruga. as per history sources Subrahmanya or Muruga had been outwitted in a contest for going round the world. Ganapati had won the prized fruit (pomegranate or mango) by simply going round His parents. Long after, this, Subrahmanya came sweating on His peacock to find that the prize had already been given away. pilgrims to Palani bring their offerings on their shoulders in a kavadi. The custom has spread from Palani to all Muruga shrines Palani Thai poolam celebrated grand manner. Thai Poosam is a very important festival, associated with pilgrimage to Palani.Begining with flag-hosting at Perianayagi Amman Temple, this festival runs on for 10 days.

Palani Temple Timings, History Murugan Adobe Arulmigu

Thaipusam is an important festival observed by the Hindus of southern India during the Tamil month of Thai (January – February).. Thai Poosam very auspious festivals, The unique character of the Thai Pusam is the astonishing parade of people bearing kavadis. As already stated, the kavadi, associated with Idumban, vassal of Muruga, originated in Palani. On the Thaipusam day, most devotees of Lord Murugan offer him fruits and flowers of yellow or orange color – his favorite colors and also adorn dresses of the same color. Thaipusam comes from an amalgam of the words “Thai” – referring to the Tamil month of Thai (January – February) – and Pusam. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is about faith, endurance and penance.

Palani Festivals:

Palani Thai
Palani Panguni

Agni Nakshatram

Agni Nakshatram is a 14-day period in May, the hottest part of the year. It is the season when devout persons go round the hill in the Giri Veedi as much out of faith as for reasons of health, in the early morning (1 am. to 10 a.m.) and evening (4 to 10 pm) in large numbers. in ancient days the siddhas, rishis saints and other devotees of lord muruga around early in mornings.

Palani Temple Timings:

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. On festival days the temple opens at 4.30 a.m. There are six poojas performed in the temple, namely, the Vilaa pooja at 6.30 a.m., Siru Kall pooja at 8.00 a.m., Kaala Santhi at 9.00 a.m., Utchikkala Pooja at 12.00 noon, Raja Alankaram at 5.30 p.m., Iraakkaala pooja at 8.00 p.m. The Golden Car can be viewed at 6.30 p.m. palani temple alangaram timings
Worship Timings
From: Morning: 05:30am
To: Night: 09:30pm

Palani temple accommodation

Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Palani Accommodation. The Temple has Five lodging facilities for pilgrims.

1.Dhandapani Nilayam
2.Karthikeyan viduthi (Lodge)
3. Chinnakumarar Viduthi (Goshala Viduthi)
4. Idumban kudilgal (Cottages)
5.Velavan Viduthi (Lodge)

The special first class rooms in the Dhandapani Nilayam have been given a face lift with laying of Vitrified tiles, provision of air conditioning and solar heater at a cost of Rs.1 Crore.

Palani temple rope car timings

Rope Way System starts from early morning 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. The rope-car takes only 2.45 minutes to cover the distance of 320 metres . The rope car is faster than winch. The Rope car system is introduced for the first time in Tamilnadu at Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani for the benefits of the devotees The rope way is operated from 7.00A.M to 9.00P.M with one hour break between 1.30P.M to 2.30P.M.
One way trip Fare 15 rupees.
Special way 50 Rupees.

There are totally 38 sub-temples are attached with this main temple. It belongs to 9th century and the Cheran king Cheraman Peruman constructed this temple.

Near visiting temples

Periyanayaki Amman
Bhogar Shrine
Idumban Temple
Thiru Aavinankudi (Kulandai Velayudhaswami Thirukkovil)
Saravana Poikai
Mariyamman Temple
Shanmuga Nadi group of temples
Periya Avudayar Kovil


This temple is an art gallery regarding the different types of Vaganas. It is pleasant to see the different types of Vaganas in Gold & Silver plated on brass & wood statues. Their beautiful workmanship needs close observation. The Vaganas are taken in procession in Giriveethi & Ratha veethi during Festival Days.

The important Vaganas are :

Golden Horse Vaganam
Golden Mayil Vaganam
Silver Kamadenu Vaganam
Golden Mayil Vaganam
Silver Attukida Vaganam
Silver Rishaba Vaganam
Silver Mayil Vaganam
Silver Elephant Vaganam

Palani Annadhana Scheme:

The Donor may participate in this scheme by investing Rs.20000/- and from the interest of this investment every year Annathanam is given to 100 persons on any one day the donor decides, or the donor may participate in this scheme by giving Rs.2000/- for a particular day for Annathanam to 100 persons. Annadanam scheme extended in three sub-temples, Arulmigu Periyanayaki amman Temple – Palani , Arulmigu Kurinji Aandavar Temple-Kodaikanal and Arulmigu Kulanthai Velappar Temple- Oddenchathram.
Member to be permitted per day Approximately 4500
Cost per day: Approximately Rs.95000
Cost per leaf: Approximately Rs.21.94

how to reach palani temple trains

Trains to Palani are available from Coimbatore, Palakkad and Dindigul. The Murugan Temple is about 2 km from the railway station. Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. The nearest tourist information office is at Madurai nearest airports.

56 KM from Dindigul,
472 KM from Chennai,
114 KM from Madurai,
103 KM from Coimbatore,
126 KM from Erode
156 KM from Trichy.
Kodaikkanal is 64 KM away on the South of Palani.

palani temple steps count:

here are four ways to reach the hill top temple. Two different step ways are there, left one is like a ramp with less slope which is very easy to climb. Right side steps are a little steep, approximately 650 – 700 steps are there

palani temple dress code

male devotees have been advised to wear dhoti, shirt, pyjama or pant and shirt while women and girls should wear saris or churidhar or pavadai with half-sari. Devotees wearing lungi, bermudas, jeans and tight-leggings would not be allowed

Palani temple contact number

Temple is administered by Hindu Religious Charitable Endowments Department, Government Of Tamil Nadu.

Joint Commissioner/Executive Officer,
Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thirukoil, Palani – 624 601.
Dindigul District. Tamil Nadu.
Telephone:+91-4545 242236 , 242467, 241417
E-Mail :
Joint Commissioner/ Executive Officer Contact Numbers 04545 – 241382, 9489668101
Assistant Commissioner contact numbers 04545 – 242695, 9489668102
Manager Contact number 04545 – 247765, 9489668082
Hill Temple Superintendent Contact number 04545 – 242293, 9489668093

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