kuzhandaivelappar_temple-300x206, Kuzhandai Velappar Temple, Palani
kuzhandaivelappar_temple-300x206, Kuzhandai Velappar Temple, Palani

Kuzhandai Velappar Temple, Palani

Date built:
Deity: Kuzhandai Velappar
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Major festivals Thaipoosam festivals.
Locale: Palani
District:: Dindigul

Arulmigu Kuzhandai Vellappar Temlpe is located at the bottom of a hillslope where a lovable naturallistic place Ottanchathiram near Palani. This temple is administrated by Palani devasthanam.

The idol which is placed in the temple appears as Lord Kuzhandai Vellappar sitting on a peacock.The formation of idol was made in a single stone.

There is a hill temple at the backround of the Sri Kuzhandai Vellapar temple. In ancient days, there were stone foot steps to reach the hill temple. the statue in the hill temple is faced to the westward.

The Palani Devasthanam have build three large hall for free accommodation for the Devottees during the Thaipoosam festivals.

The ceremonies of Arulmigu Kuzhandai Vellappar temple are Tamil New Year, Adi 18-festival, Kanda Sasthi, Thirukkarthikai, Thaipoosam, Panguni Uthiram festivals are celebroted for every year very grandly.


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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.

By plane

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.

By Train

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.

By bus

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).

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