Palani Murugan Temple


Palani Murugan Temple

Infobox Mandir


creator =
proper_name = Palani Murugan Kovil
date_built =
primary_deity = Dandayudhapani Swami (Murugan)
architecture = Dravidian architecture
location = Palani

Palani Murugan Temple is one of the most famous Murugan temples in India. It is located in the township of Palani, 100 km southeast of Coimbatore and a similar distance northwest of Madurai, and near the famous hill station, Kodaikanal.

It is one of the major Arupadaiveedu of Lord Muruga. The other Arupadiveedus are Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (100 km south-west of Madurai), Swamimalai Murugan Temple (150 km east of Madurai), Thiruthani Murugan Temple (50 km from Chennai), Pazhamudircholai (10 km north of Madurai) and Tirupparamkunram Murugan Temple (10 km south of Madurai).

Legend

As per the Hindu mythology, Sage Narada once visited the divine court of Lord Shiva at Mount Kailash. Lord Shiva was with his consort, Goddess Shakti, and their two children, Lord Ganesha and Lord Subrahmanya. Sage Narada gave Lord Shiva a fruit and told him that it was a special one, the fruit of wisdom (Jnana-Pazham).

Lord Shiva wanted his children to have the fruit of wisdom. However, when he offered it to them to be shared between the two sons, Sage Narada requested not to cut the fruit in two, lest the power be diminished. As a result, they had to decide to conduct a simple competitions to decide on who should have the fruit. Shiva and Shakti decided that the son who first circles the Earth would get the fruit. Immediately accepting the challenge, Lord Murugan, started his journey around the globe on his divine vehicle, the peacock or "mayil".

Lord Ganesha, who believed that his parents were his world, circumbulated Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti and claimed the mango fruit. Lord Subrahmanya returned to Mount Kailash, only to find that Lord Ganesha had already won the contest. Lord Murugan felt he had been deceived and decided to leave Mount Kailasam. He reached to top of what is today called "Pazhani malai" (the Hill of Pazhani) and set up his abode there.

Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva rushed to the hill and tried to pacify their son, calling him, "Gnana Pazham Nee appa" (in Tamil, "you are the fruit - Pazham; of wisdom - Gnana"). Hence this place came to be called "Pazhani", or Palani.

Legend also has it that a divine siddhar named "Boghar", created the idol of Dhandayuthapaani using navapashanam, an amalgam made from 9 poisonous elements which on getting mixed develops highly curative powers for many ailments of the human body, according to Sidhha Medicine practice. A small portion with a deity, dedicated to Boghar is also placed inside the temple. the adjoining walls depicts the history of the creation and other facts related to the temple.

Poojas

Darshan (meaning open to the public) hours are from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. On festival days the temple opens at 4.30 a.m.

# Vilaa Pooja (6.30 a.m.)
# Siru Kall Pooja (8.00 a.m.)
# Kaala Santhi (9.00 a.m.)
# Utchikkala Pooja (12.00 noon)
# Raja Alankaram (5.30 p.m.)
# Iraakkaala Puja (8.00 p.m.)
# Golden Car Darshan (6.30 p.m.)

ee also

*Murugan

References

External links

* [http://palani.org/ Official website of Arulmigu Dandayudhapani Swami Devasthanam, Palani]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Murugan Temple of North America — The Murugan Temple of North America (MTNA) is the first temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Murugan in the United States. The temple is located in Lanham, Maryland, about 15 miles (24 km) from Washington, D.C..[1] Conceived in the 1980s and… …   Wikipedia

  • Thiruthani Murugan Temple — Infobox Mandir creator = A King from Nagiri, Andrapradesh (don t know the name) proper name = Thiruthani murugan Koil date built = unknown primary deity = Murugan architecture = Dravidian architecture location = TiruthaniPhone = 91 44… …   Wikipedia

  • Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple — Infobox Mandir creator = unknown proper name = Tirupparamkunram Murugan Kovil date built = unknown primary deity = Murugan architecture = location = TirupparamkunramOne of the Aru Padaiveedu , the six main abodes of Lord Muruga, Tiruparankunram… …   Wikipedia

  • Thiruchendur Murugan Temple — Infobox Mandir creator = unknown proper name = Thiruchendur Senthilandavan Koil date built = unknown primary deity = Senthilandavan (Murugan) architecture = Dravidian architecture location = TiruchendurThiruchendur Murugan temple is a Hindu… …   Wikipedia

  • Palani — This article refers to the to the pilgrimage town in Tamil Nadu, India. For the article on the temple, visit Palani Murugan Temple. Palani may also refer to one of Mazandarani Dialects. Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name = Palani | type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Palani — பழனி …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Murugan — Subramanian redirects here. For other uses, see Subramanian (disambiguation). Murugan Murugan by Raja Ravi Varma s impression God of war and victory Tamil script …   Wikipedia

  • Nallur Kandaswamy temple — Entrance to the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil in Jaffna, Sri Lanka …   Wikipedia

  • Uttara Swami Malai Temple — Sree Swaminatha Swami Temple at the Malai Mandir Complex in Delhi …   Wikipedia

  • Bhogar — Bogar Siddhar (a mystic, yogi), belonging to the caste of goldsmiths, who became a siddhapurusha under the guidance of Kalangi Nathar. In Bogar s Saptakanda he reveals details of various medicinal preparations to his disciple Pullippani (so named …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.