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Sri Dandayuthapani (kuzhandai Valayuthar) Temple, Palani 

All the importance attributed to Tiruvannamalai Girivalam applies to this temple too. Girivalam, circumambulating the hill is specially followed during the Agni Nakshatra time in peak summer. Thousands of devotees visiting the temple each day begin the worship from Girivalam. There are 690 steps for the hill temple. There is also an elephant track without steps. The hill as a whole has all medicinal properties in itself. Palani has also scriptural names as Tiru Aavinan Kudi and Pothigai.

Devotees come to Lord Muruga for relief from all adversities and for prosperity in family.

Devotees carry Kavadi to the Lord, tonsure and perform abishek with milk, rose water etc.

Speciality of Sri Dandayuthapani (kuzhandai Valayuthar) Temple, Palani

The presiding deity Lord Muruga’s idol is made of nine precious herbals known as Navapashana and installed by a Holy Siddha named Bogar. The procession deity is Muthukumaraswami. This is the third of the six Army Camps (Padai Veedu) of Lord Muruga. The Kavadi prayer practice began from this temple only.

Opening Timings

Tiru Aavinan Kudi, hill temple and Perianayaki Temple – all the three temples are open from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. without any break.

Festivals at Sri Dandayuthapani (kuzhandai Valayuthar) Temple, Palani

  • Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Thaipoosam in January-February and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Dandayuthapani (kuzhandai Valayuthar) Temple, Palani

Sri Dandayuthapani(Kuzhandai Valayuthar) Temple, Palani- 624 601, Dindigul Dist.

Phone Number: +91-4545 – 242 293, 242 236, 242 493.

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  1. Ram Charan says:

    sri dandayuthapani temple palani

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