Kailasha Nathar Temple, Palani
Next to Nataraja is Kailasanada facing east, and having a separate Mahamandapam. That extends upto the Devi’s shrine. In this arda mandapais a north facing Dandayudapani inside a separate niche. Even though there are two Muruga temples here, Palani belongs only to Danayudapaniand a special reverence is paid to him.
The main deity is in the form if a Linga. When the Devi performed penance in this Vilvaranya this Lord gave darshan to her. Hence he has been provided with a separate shrine. We can come to the Mururga temple by an entrance in the south wall of the Arda Mandapa.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Palani is approximately 100 kilometers from the Coimbatore. Mode of transport from the Coimbatore to the Palani includes taxi, bus and train.
The nearest air port is in Coimbatore. Coimbatore has has regular flights from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Sharjah. Air India, Kingfisher,Indigo,Spicejet and Jet Airways operate flights out of Coimbatore Airport.
There is a rail line through Palani station, stretching Madurai to Coimbatore via Pollachi. Now Tiruchendur to palani via madurai, Chennai central – Palani Express, operating on this line.
The state transport corporation and a lot of private bus operators ply bus from Palani to major cities in Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Tuticorin etc) and also to the neighboring Kerala(Palakkadu, Kochin).