Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani (Panguni Uthiram Festival 28-03-2015 to 06-04-2015)
This temple is one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. ie. the 5th Padaiveedu..Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram festivals are very famous festivals and large number of devotees coming here at that time.Tiruttani constitutes one of the six Padai Veedu shrines of Lord Subramanya
The temple has three ‘Gopurams' with three ‘Praharams'. The ‘Gopuram' on the south side of the temple is decorated with statues and contains five storeys while the other two entrances have no towers above them. swamimalai murugan temple swamimalai murugan temple.
Palani has been mentioned in the Tamil Sangam Literature as Podhini, which came to be called as Palani later, according to the historions. In ;Thirumurukatruppadai ( a Sangam Literature ) Palani has been mentioned as the 3rd PadaiVeedu. This was the southern end of the Kongu Nadu.
Pazhamutircolai is situated 19 kilometres from the temple town of Madurai. The place is full of natural beauty and sylvan surroundings. This hill is also known as Vrishabhadri or Idabagiri.At the foot of the hill is situated Azhakar Kovil, which is one among the 108 divyadesams sanctified.
Thiruparankundram temple is dedicated to the Lord Subramaniya.Situated 8km from Madurai. Thiruparankundram is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramaniya. This is cave temple, One of the sangam poet Nakkirar has sung a log poem about this Temple is called Thirumurugatrupadai.
Tiruchendur Murugan temple is known as the second Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga won the battle with the asura, Surapadma and worshipped Lord Shiva in this sacred place. The temple is situated along the shores of the Bay of Bengal.Raja Gopuram will be in the eastern side of temples
Arupadaiveedu are six temples dedicated to Hindu god Kartikeya situated in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The god is known by different names such as Karthikeya, Skanda, Vadivela and Muruga at various temples. The six most sacred abodes of Murugan was mentioned in Tamil sangam literature, "Thirumurugatrupadai", written by Nakeerar and in "Thirupugal", written by Arunagirinathar. The six abodes are Thiruthani, Swamimalai, Pazhani, Pazhamudircholai, Thirupparankunram, Thiruchendur.
The story of Lord Muruga is described in Skanda Purana. According to legend in the olden days a demon Soorapadman. He tortured the Devas who went to complain to Lord Vishnu and Brahma. They assigned Kamadeva to awake Lord Shiva from his penance, who later gave birth to Kartikeya. Kartikeya killed Soorabadman and saved the devas. Muruga is depicted as the god of love and war. Kartikeya married Valli by love and married Deivayanai by winning the war held at Tiruchendur. Kaumaram is the sub-set of Hinduism in which Kartikeya is worshipped as the supreme deity. In Tamil literature five types of lands are explained. They are Kurinji (mountainous region), Mullai (forest region), Marutham (agricultural region), Neithal (coastal region) and Palai (desert region). Separate gods for these land types are clearly told in Sangam literature. According to the literature Lord Muruga is the god of mountainous region,.
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