Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy temple is one of the famous Murugan temples. It is present in the Palani town of Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu. In the foothills of the Palani hills, the Murugan temple is present. The temple is present on the higher of the two hills called the mountain Sivagiri. Palani temple timings are from 5:45 AM to 9 PM.
The traditional elephant’s path forms the way to this temple. The distance of the temple from Coimbatore is about 100 km.
History of Murugan Temple:
According to one legend, the sage Narada went to Kailash to present the Gyanapalam to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva says that he would divide the fruit into two halves and share it among his two sons. But Narada disagrees with cutting the fruit.
So, he decides to award the fruit to the son who first circles the world thrice. The sons accept the challenge, and Lord Kartikeya starts his journey around the world on his peacock.
But Lord Ganesha feel his parents as the world and circles around them three times. Lord Shiva impresses Lord Ganesha’s thinking and then awards him the fruit. When Karthikeya returns home, he knows that his efforts are a waste.
So, he leaves Kailash in frustration and then stays in the Palani/Sivagiri hills. Hence the Palani temple is originated here in the Palani/Sivagiri hills.
Palani Temple Timings:
Below are the Palani temple timings. The Darshan, as well as pooja timings, are as follows.
|S.No||Timings||Darshan / Pooja|
|1||5:40 AM||Viswaroopa Darshan|
|2||6:00 AM – 6:50 AM||Darshan|
|3||6:50 AM – 7:15 AM||Vila Pooja|
|4||7:15 AM – 8:00 AM||Darshan|
|5||8:00 AM – 8:25 AM||Sirukalasanthi|
|6||8:25 AM – 9:00 AM||Darshan|
|5||9:00 AM – 9:25 AM||Kalasanthi|
|6||9:25 AM – 12:00 PM||Darshan|
|7||12:00 PM – 12:25 PM||Uchikala Pooja|
|8||12:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Darshan|
|9||5:30 PM – 5:55 PM||Sayaraksha Pooja|
|10||6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||Darshan|
|11||8:00 PM – 8:25 PM||Rakaia Pooja|
|12||8:30 PM – 8:45 PM||Darshan|
|13||9:00 PM||Temple closing hours|
Palani Temple Online Booking:
The devotees can book the Palani Murugan temple online booking through the below process. So, go through the steps below to book a Palani temple darshan ticket online. There are also other online services like Prasadam booking and so on.
- Go to the official website of Palani temple.
- You can find different options available for online services on the home page.
- Select the appropriate option from the available options.
- Select the date and time slot and then click on proceed.
- Fill in all the details required for completing the booking form.
- Then pay the amount, if any.
- Submit the request for booking the slot.
Now, your online booking is complete, and you can print your ticket.
How to reach the Dandayuthapani Swamy temple?
By Air: Madhurai is the nearest airport with 114 km.
By Rail: Palani has a railway station. So, people can travel by train here.
By Road: It has a road route to the nearby cities to travel through personal or public vehicles.
Address: Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy temple, 315 Head Office, North Giri Street, Palani, Dindigul – 624601.
Contact number: 04545242236