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INFORMATION ABOUT PALANI
Palani is a city and a municipality in Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Palani is pronounced using the special 'L' used in Tamil and is also spelt as "Pazhani" in English. It is located about 60km from the city of Dindigul. It is a famous pilgrimage town and every year more than 7 million devotees visit the Palani Murugan Temple and offer their prayers to the Lord Muruga. This temple draws the largest number of devotees in Tamil Nadu.
The hill temple of Lord Muruga as Sri Dandayuthapani in Palani near Madurai is one of the most popular of Tamil Nadu fanes, dates from a remote past. It stands on a hill that is an offshoot of the Western Ghats, and there are some other hills nearby. From the temple, which stands at the summit about 150 metres high, there is a beautiful panorama of forests to admire.
At the foot of the hill there is an even more ancient temple, also dedicated to Lord Muruga and is called the "Tiruavinnakudi Temple", it is the third of the "arupadai veedus", or the Six Abodes of Lord Muruga, as mentioned in a Tamil poem of the first century of the Christian era, "Tirumurugarruppadai". The other five are Tirupparankundram, Tiruchendur, Swamimalai, Tiruttani and Pazhamuthircholai (on Azhagarkoil hills).
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