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Palani Murugan Temple, Palani

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On top of Palani Hills, the shrine of the Lord Muruga at Palani Murugan Temple attracts thousands of devotees each year. According to legend, the god's idol was created by one of Hinduism's 18 great siddhas (perfected ones) out of an amalgam of nine poisons or navapashanam. As you approach the entrance, notice how many artistic sculptures of parrots, deer, peacocks, and the divine tree decorate the exterior. Explore the temple's inner sanctum filled with works of art and examine the ancient paintings from the Nayak period (1529-1736). Climbing the hill can get tiring, so hitch a ride on a rope car to reach the temple with ease. A visit to Palani Murugan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palani travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I recommend don't visit the temple at all.here all things are marketing and cheating people..from the parking section to the sreekovil.every one will try to cheat the people. Each and every one will.....  more
    I recommend don't visit the temple at all.here all things are marketing and cheating people..from the parking section to the sreekovil.every one will try to cheat the people. Each and every one will.....  more »
  • The temple has around 650 foot steps to climb.. When we visited, construction work was going on in the elephant path. Just climb the steps relaxingly and you would be surprised to know that you would....  more
    The temple has around 650 foot steps to climb.. When we visited, construction work was going on in the elephant path. Just climb the steps relaxingly and you would be surprised to know that you would....  more »

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