Palani Murugan Temple
Palani Murugan Temple
4.5
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
4:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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  • AKK1959
    Chennai (Madras), India298 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palani Muruganukku Arohara
    Palani Arulmigu Dhandayuthapaniswamy Temple is one of the Six Hill Abodes of Lord Murugan! Throughout the year devotees from Kerala, Tamil Nadu & from All over India throng this Hill Temple. Temple has very powerful vibration! Palani Hill temple can be reached through – One way is Elephant Path & the other one is Steps. Elephant path is contracted for elephants to climb the hill temple on festival days! You also have Rope Car & Winch services to reach the hill top.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Trip09735423758
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palani visit.
    had a good darshan. Since there was lot of rush for the Winch/rope car, we decided to climb the mountain. Though very hard in summer, by gods grace we managed to climb fully. THat gave us a confidence that both our hearts are in good condition. Thank god.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2024
  • Dreamer24620743626
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interruptions on Darshanam
    The place and view is so well good! The only and main disappointment is when on visiting the main god Lord Muruga as there is little time to Darshan lord Muruga after a long wait, priests get cover the deity by walking infront inside out. It makes devotees disappoint as came so long and waited for hours to get darshanam of the priest who is standing in front of lord Muruga walking here and there. Requesting all the priests who work there please let devotees see Lord Muruga clearly in that short time (around 5-20 seconds). Requesting all the priests to stay at side as the devotees can see Lord clearly.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2024
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Geeta
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
I got tingling at the Siddhar’s jiva samadhi… the evening alankar time was terribly crowded even with 100 rupee ticket. The priest there in the evening was shouting for Archana and kanikkai. Didn’t like it. We felt we had to give him100 bucks or he would be angry at us. Felt bad after. The morning Pooja was good. The only honest and kind person around was the one at the information centre at the foothill, Mr. Marugeeswsrar. Contact him at 9003736108, he will guide you about morning and afternoon Abhishek and Prasad.
There are touts about and beggars and greedy ppl everywhere who want tips or money. The ambience around isn’t good at all.
Written 29 July 2023
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Ahima
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I recommend don't visit the temple at all.here all things are marketing and cheating people..from the parking section to the sreekovil.every one will try to cheat the people. Each and every one will cheat by giving cheap things and ask more money.
Those steps are slippery and be carefull will getting and comming back.
For stay pls enquire before starting ur journey.online booking is good for all.othere wise you will be cheated at any cost.
Written 28 August 2022
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CDMurthy
Noida, India114 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
0we visited Palani temple 9th Aug this month. The most popular Murugan temple, I would say is not organized to handle the good number of devotees visiting the place.

The Winch train that take devotees to the top of the mountain to temple is a boon. But sadly the management is poor. The allowed capacity is 36 people, but they stuff 5 people in each row, which h is hardly 4 feet and putting people's life st risk. I wish the concerned authorities will look into this.

Secondly the Abhishek panchamutam while available in the temple T the top, the tauts mislead and direct to shore in down hill at cost which is 5-6 fold high. Another racket here.

Written 20 August 2023
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Dreamer24620743626
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
The place and view is so well good! The only and main disappointment is when on visiting the main god Lord Muruga as there is little time to Darshan lord Muruga after a long wait, priests get cover the deity by walking infront inside out. It makes devotees disappoint as came so long and waited for hours to get darshanam of the priest who is standing in front of lord Muruga walking here and there.

Requesting all the priests who work there please let devotees see Lord Muruga clearly in that short time (around 5-20 seconds). Requesting all the priests to stay at side as the devotees can see Lord clearly.
Written 30 June 2024
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AKK1959
Chennai (Madras), India298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Palani Arulmigu Dhandayuthapaniswamy Temple is one of the Six Hill Abodes of Lord Murugan! Throughout the year devotees from Kerala, Tamil Nadu & from All over India throng this Hill Temple. Temple has very powerful vibration!

Palani Hill temple can be reached through – One way is Elephant Path & the other one is Steps. Elephant path is contracted for elephants to climb the hill temple on festival days! You also have Rope Car & Winch services to reach the hill top.
Written 20 December 2023
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vellachi8
San Jose, CA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I walked 100 miles in 4 1/2 days in Thai Poosam time in 2020 January before all this Covid started. One of the wonderful experiences. And our parents and friends wear bring food for us every 5 days. All we had to do was walk and enjoy a new experience. Thanks to Lord Muruga.
Written 1 July 2021
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Sylvie
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The norm in all indian temples are very crowded and everything is commercialized to make money. Even standing in a queue for Darshan. When u finally get in you will be lucky to view the main murthi. The temple architecture is amazing and views were breathtaking. That was the highlight of the long tiring walk up 701 steps.
Written 29 December 2023
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Venkataraman S
Chennai (Madras), India34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We reached here around 9:00 AM from the overnight stay at Vellore. We climbed through the steps. There were about 700 steps which took us about 25 mins to climb. We took 100/- ticket for a quick dharsan. We spend about one hour at the temple. The climbing down through the steps took us 15 mins. Then we proceed to Thiruthani which was our last temple of this trip.
Written 1 January 2020
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Trip09735423758
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
had a good darshan. Since there was lot of rush for the Winch/rope car, we decided to climb the mountain. Though very hard in summer, by gods grace we managed to climb fully. THat gave us a confidence that both our hearts are in good condition. Thank god.
Written 1 May 2024
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Safari42286879455
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Overcrowded dirty place not managed well. Waiting time for winch climbing the hill is almost two hours then darshan queue. Most administration staff speaks only Tamil and stay away from our national language Hindi which is a big shame being part of Bharat and not knowing Hindi. Temple signs are mostly in Tamil so difficult for North Indians to understand
Written 25 April 2024
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