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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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PALANI - DHANDHAYUDHAPANI  INDEX 

Author

Invocation

Introduction about Author K.K.Moorthy.

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Know you not - 'parents are the living divinities there or anywhere' By picking up a fake row.

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Introduction

Supremacy Of Palani

This time not the request, but the Karunadra drishti compassion soaked look of Muruga pushed me into the field of action and materialised the much awaited and long-pending work.

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Among the six holy hill temples - 'Arupadaiveedus' of Shanmuga, the commander-in-chief of Devasainya.

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Connotation Of Palani

Uniqueness

Hurling harsh words - "the judgment is partial; parents nearness; the audience nerveless' the rat-borne Vinayaka worthless and does not deserve anything,

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On account of demonstrating divine sports and drawing people to his sannidhi for emancipation, 

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Antiquity

Fame In Bhuloka

According to one legend, he was the son of Uma and Maheswar. He was born only to put an end to the atrocities of Taraka, a cruel demon, who perpetrated countless wicked acts on devas for years.

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With such august background, this Palani Muruga, the second son of Gourishankar came into this world and fulfilled the desires of the highest dignitaries to their satisfaction almost.

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Muruga Culture And Its Craze

Siva Giri Hill & Legend

It may not be exaggeration to say that at least five out of ten in Tamil Nadu, feel highly honoured in bearing his name in a wide variety of its ramifications,

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He arrived at this hill called Sivagiri then created by the Sage Agasthya along with another bearing the name of Idumbhu Malai.

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Archamurti

Mini-Shrines - Adorable Devathas

It has three clear out portions. In the innermost part, there is set up of the adorable image of Mulavar in standing. posture with a staff in his hand.

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This prakara contains an inexhaustible treasure in the form of a mini-shrine for sage Bhoga lying in the south west corridor.

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Historicity

Thiru Avaninkudi

A little bit of the temple's origin and growth is expedient at this stage. So listen.

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It is the name of the place of his first stay and the presiding deity is called Kulandai Velayudhaswamy.

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Perianayaki Temple

Idumban Hill Temple

Now you must have to walk further 3 Km. to reach another important temple going by the name of Town Temple,

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This has a long legend and takes us to the time of Agasthya's penance here.

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Temples On River Bank

Vaishnavate Temples

Hinduism accords great importance to rivers and calls them goddesses. They not only irrigate crops, but help humanity in several ways.

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This age-old pilgrim town although reverberating with Harohara and Haramahadev sounds round the clock indicating the presence of Saivate gods,

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Vinayaka Temples

Festivals

This elder brother Palani Andavar claims more than hundred temples in and around Palani town.

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Festivals are celebrated to commemorate some bygone events of supreme significance that ushered in memorable eras of peace and prosperity in the land,

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Panchamaritham

Temple Chariot

Palani and Panehamiritham like Tirupati and laddu are synonymous. It seems they have no separate entities and are in a way inseparable.

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This temple's chariot popularly known as Thanga Ratham drawn at nights in the outer spacious prakara holds irresistible attraction for every visitor.

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Kavadi

Haulage Winch

It has a long legend and the origin dates back to the subhasamaya of Muruga's stepping foot on this holy Sivagiri.

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It is indeed strange that almost all the major Murugan koils are built on high hills, besides the Arupadeaiveedus.

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Sevas - Charges

Temple Timings

There are several types of prayer services offered by the devotees to the Mulavar and everyone is entitled to offer them, irrespective of man-made distinctions.

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Although the temple is kept open as early as at 4:30 A.M. Regular Puja and Darshan are allowed at fixed timings only.

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