History of Palani
Palani has been
mentioned in the Tamil Sangam Literature as “Podhini”, which came to be called
as “Palani” later, according to the historions. In “Thirumurukatruppadai” ( a
Sangam Literature ) Palani has been mentioned as the 3rd “PadaiVeedu”.
This was the southern end of the Kongu Nadu and edicts refer to this place as
“Vaiyapuri Nadu” , which was ruled by king “Vaiyapuri Kopperumbaegan”. Many
“Siddhas” are said to have lived in this region. The idol of Palani Andavar is
said to have been made of “Navapashanam” ( a combination of Veeram,
Pooram, Rasam, Jathilingam, Kandagam, Gauri Pasanam, Vellai Pasanam,
Mridharsingh, Silasat), by a siddhar called Bhogar. It is also claimed by many
that the materials of abhishegam like milk, sandalpaste, etc., attain medicinal
properties on being poured over Lord Palaniandavar’s idol and they have cured
many diseases, when taken by the patients. It is a speciality of Palani.
“ The History of Palani”
written by Balasubramania Kavirayar speaks about the glory of this place. This
contains 23 chapters in 987 verses, and was written in 1628AD. The Temple
Office has released a new and revised book in 1998.
The story of
Lord Muruga, why He left Kailasa and came to Palani, and how Palani got its name.
>>How kavadi tradition came to palani?
>>Details of Palani temple.
>> An Oceanic Life Story
>>The icon made
by siddha Bhogar by combining nine poisonous substances (Navapashanam).
Archaeological Details >>The
Palani Hill temple has been constructed on the top of a hill. It is said that
the temple was built by a Chera King.
The Glory of Palani
>>The ancient ‘Palani’ is a sacred place,
praised by Saint Arunagirinathar in his Thiruppugazh and in Kandar Alankaram.