Palani is one popular temple in Tamilnadu dedicated to Lord Muruga and is one of the Aru Padai Veedu shrines of Murugan.Palani (Tiru Avinankudi) is the third Padai Veedu.
The temple at Palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navabashana. 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. The icon is unique in the whole world. It was made by Siddha Bhogar by combining nine poisonous substances (navabashana).
Murugan signifies beauty and Lord Murugan of Kurinji land is the god of Beauty and Youth. The Bhogar Shrine is in the southwestern corridor of the hill temple. Siddhar Bhogar not only created the icon (the amalgam of nine minerals) but also did the daily services
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