This temple is one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. ie. the 3rd Padaiveedu namely Arulmigu Thiruvaavinankudi temple is part and parts of this temple. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram festivals are very famous festivals and large number of devotees coming here at that time. 38 sub-temples are attached with this temples. It belongs to 9th century and the king namely Cheraman Peruman constructed this 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 and edicts refer to this place as Vaiyapuri Nadu , which was ruled by king Vaiyapuri Kopperumbaegan. Many Siddhas; are said to have lived in this region. The idol of Palani Andavar is said to have been made of Navapashanam ( a combination of Veeram, Pooram, Rasam, Jathilingam, Kandagam, Gauri Pasanam, Vellai Pasanam, Mridharsingh, Silasat), by a siddhar called Bhogar. It is also claimed by many that the materials of abhishegam like milk, sandalpaste, etc., attain medicinal properties on being poured over Lord Palaniandavars idol and they have cured many diseases, when taken by the patients. It is a speciality of Palani.
As per Commissioners order on behalf of the temple, in a area of 219 acre, Goshala was started on 3.6.2008. At present cattle of various ages numbering about 499 are taken care of. For the safety of the cattle in Goshala, iron fence has been erected in an area of about 10 acres. The fencing of another area of 150 acres is nearing completion. Sufficient water facility and Pipe lines had been laid for the cattle.
Besides the monthly Krittikais which attract a large number of devotees to this shrine, the two outstanding annual festivals are the Aadi Krittikai. Bhramotsavam in the month of Maasi, during which Valli Kalyanam is celebrated on the 8th day, and the Skanda Sashti is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aippasi.
|Pooja Details||Pooja Time|
|Vishvaruba Dharsanam||5.40 A.M|
|Vila pooja||6.50 A.M|
|Sirukala Shanthi Pooja||8.00 AM|
|Kala Shanthi Pooja||9.00 A.M|
|Uchi Kaala Pooja (Afternoon pooja)||12.00 NOON|
|Sayaraksha (Evening) Pooja||5.30 P.M|
|Rakaala Pooja||8.00 P.M|
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