Palani Arulmigu Shri Dhandayuthapani temple is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan and is located in the town of Palani in Dindigul (100 km southeast of Coimbatore and northwest of Madurai in the foot-hills of the Palani hills, Tamil Nadu, India). This temple is considered synonymous with Panchamirtam, a sweet mixture made of five ingredients.

History & Legend

Sage Narada visited the celestial court of Shiva at Mount Kailash to present to him a fruit, the gyana-palam (can also be termed as the fruit of knowledge). He said to Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikaya that whoever first circled the world thrice will be awarded with the fruit. Both of them accepted the challenge. Karthikeya started his journey around the globe on his mount peacock. Ganesha, who summarised that his parents are his world, circumambulated them and won the fruit. Karthikeya was angry and later chose to remain as a hermit to Palani. The idol of the Muruga in Palani was created and consecrated by sage Bogar, one of Hinduism's eighteen great Siddhas, out of an amalgam of nine poisons or Navapashanam. (The icon made by Siddha Bhogar by combining nine poisonous substances).

The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navapashanam. Some people say it is a combination of medicinal herbs. It consists of the following items: Veeram, Pooram, Rasam, Jathilingam, Kandagam, Gauri Pasanam, Vellai Pasanam, Mridharsingh, Silasat.


Architectural style: Dravidian architecture

Address: Palani, Dindigul District, Palani 624601, India


Contact No. 04545 242 236


Darshan & Puja Timings:

Vishvaruba Dharsanam- 5.40 A.M

Vila Puja- 6.50 A.M

Sirukala Shanthi Pooja - 8.00 AM

Kala Shanthi Pooja- 9.00 A.M

Uchi Kaala Pooja (Afternoon Puja)- 12.00 NOON

Sayaraksha (Evening) Puja- 5.30 P.M

Rakaala Pooja- 8.00 P.M


Places to Stay During the Visit:

The Temple has Five lodging facilities for pilgrims:

1.Dhandapani Nilayam,

2.Karthikeyan viduthi (Lodge)

  1. Goshala Viduthi
  2. Cottages and

5.Velavan Viduthi (Lodge).


How to Reach:

By Air: Palani is approx. 3 hours’ drive from any of the nearest airports: Coimbatore, Madurai, and Tiruchy. The nearest tourist information office is at Madurai.

By Bus: Palani is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Also, various state transport corporation and a lot of private buses available from Palani to major cities in Tamil Nadu & Kerela.

By Train: There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Palani. The nearest Railway Station: Palani (PLNI).

Other Top Attractions to visit:

  • Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple: Often referred as Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple, this abode is a highly revered shrine situated at Anaimalai, Coimbatore District (Tamil Nadu). The temple enshrines Goddess Arulmigu Masani Amman as the presiding deity. The deity is seen in a lying posture measuring 15 feet from head to foot. In this temple, other deities also worshipped including Neethi Kal and Mahamuniappan. It is said that Lord Ram stayed here when he was searching for Maa Sita.


  • Thirumoorthy Temple: This temple is situated at the foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy Dam. Importance of this temple is three Moorthy Idols originate in the same place. A perennial stream flows by the side of Sri Amaralingeswarar temple and nearby there is Thirumoorthy falls. It is also believed that a few years ago Athari Maharishi along with his wife Anushiya Devi lived here.


  • Arulmigu Mariamman Temple: Located in the city of Udumalpet, Coimbatore, this temple is believed to be about 500 years old. The main deity, Mariamman, is made of sand and clay like many of the traditional Mariamman deities.
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बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग :

बैद्यनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर को ही बाबा बैद्यनाथ धाम भी कहा जाता है।इस जगह को शिव के सबसे पवित्र निवास स्थान और 12 ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक माना जाता है। यह भारत के झारखंड राज्य के देवघर में स्थित है। इस मंदिर परिसर है बाबा बैद्यनाथ का ज्योतिर्लिंग स्थापित है।मंदिर परिसर में बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग के अलावा 21 अन्य मंदिर भी हैं।

पूजा का महत्त्व:

भगवान शिव के पूजा में बेलपत्र चढ़ाना सर्वश्रेठ और शुभ माना गया है। तीन पत्तियों का संगम, शिव की तीन आंखों के अलावा उनके त्रिशूल का भी प्रतीक है, जो पिछले तीन जन्मों के पापों को नष्ट करने के वाला माना जाता है। हालाँकि, वृक्ष के बेलपत्र तोड़ने का भी एक समय होता हैं। कहा जाता हैं कि महादेव सौ कमल चढ़ाने से जितने प्रसन्न होते हैं, उतना ही एक नीलकमल चढ़ाने पर होते हैं और एक हजार नीलकमल के बराबर एक बेलपत्र होता है। इसीलिए भगवान शिव को प्रसन्न करने के लिए बेलपत्र चढ़ाना चाहिए।

पूजा कैसे होगी?

हमारे द्वारा नियुक्त पुजारी बैद्यनाथ धाम मंदिर में बेलपत्र द्वारा स्थापित विधी से पूजा सम्पन्न करते है।

पूजा सामग्री:

बेलपत्र, जल, फूल।

पूजा अवधि:

नित्य, 10 मिनट

पूजा करने वाले पंडितों की संख्या:
  • पंडित मोती राम मिश्रा 35 वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ।

  • पंडित ललन मिश्रा 10 वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ।

डिसक्लेमर : हम किसी भी मंदिर के एजेंट, सहयोगी या प्रतिनिधि नहीं हैं। हम पूरे देश में फैले पंडितों के अपने नेटवर्क के माध्यम से सेवाएं प्रदान करवाते हैं

इस पूजा को बुकिंग के 7 दिनों के अंदर शुरु करवाया जाएगा।

About the Temple :

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples.

About the Puja:

Offering Bilva or belpatra in Shiva Puja is important and considered auspicious. A confluence of three leaves, "Bilva" is symbolic of Shiva's three eyes as well as his trident (trishul) which is believed to destroy sins of the past three births. However, there are certain days when one should not pluck the bel leaves from a tree.

How Puja is done ?

The purohits and pandits will perform the puja with proper rituals and right procedure inside Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple.

Puja Samagri:

Belpatra, Jal, Flowers.

Puja Duration:

10 mins, Everday

Number of Pandits performing Puja:
  • Pandit Moti Ram Mishra with 35 years of experience.

  • Pandit Lallan Mishra with 10 years of experience.

Disclaimer : We are not an agent, associate or representative of any temple. We perform services through our own network of Pandits spread throughout the country

Please note it can take up to 7 days to schedule the puja.