palani is one of the famous pilgrim centre in tamilnadu. the palani temple is dedicated to lord muruga. the temple is located at the top of the hill. you can reach at this temple either by using steps or by electrically operated train.the major festival in palani is ‘panguni utharam‘. it is held during the month of march. the festival last for 10 days.about 3 lakhs of people are participate in this festival.
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palani , district of madurai well connected by roads, buses are frequently available from chennai, coimabatore, madurai, tiruchi and other major cities. palani it self has a railway station. the nearest airports are located at coimbatore and madurai. one of famous hill station kodaikkanal is only 60 km away from palani.
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Palani is sacred place of lord murugan, the sone of lord siva.palani is situated in madurai district. It is about 110 km away from madurai city.at the top of the hill you can see the shrine of lord dandayudhapani swami. Number of god and goddess surrounding the hill. According to hindu believes lord murugan came to this holy place nanda muni gifted a golden mango to the lord siva and parvathi, they announced that first who surround globe once that person will get the glorious fruit lord murugan starts the journey around the globe,,but lord vinaykar circulated around siva and parvathi, symbolize that his parents as a world. Mugrugan thinks that he was cheated by this parents. And he move away from them then goddess parvathi calls murugan as “ pazham nee’. Later this name changed as palani.