Lord Murugan is the lord of war and victory yet he is very merciful and kind. This temple is situated on Sivagiri hill, Tamil nadu. It is believed that lord listen to the prayers of all his devotees and fulfils their wish.
The deity is in a standing position with a baton in his hand. He has the look of a person who has renounced all worldly pomp. He has just a loincloth besides the baton. He is a mute messenger of the great precept ‘Renounce all to reach Me’. The icon is unique in the whole world.
Lord Muruga’s idol is accompanied by the two minor shrines of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Also present here is the shrine of Sage Bhogar and Lord Ganapati.
Speciality of Palani Temple
Since the idol is made of medicinal stones, the materials used for abhishekam like milk, sandalpaste, etc., attain medicinal properties. Is it believed that they have cured many diseases, when taken by the patients.
- Devotees donate their hair in imitation of the Lord.
- Rubbing of the head of the God’s idol with chanda?am, at night.
- The paste allowed to stay overnight and then distributed to devotees, as rakk?la chanda?am.
- It is said to acquire immense medicinal properties.
What Will You Receive?
Panchamirtham – the famous and nutritious Abhishek applied to Lord Murugan. This comes in a tighly sealed medium size tin can.
Javvadu Vibhuti– the holy ash which posses divine properties
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