Valli spring is a holy tank. Those who come by the steps may come by the elephant track and reach the spring. Those who come by the elephant track and reach the spring. Those who come by the elephant track may come through the Idumban Koil.
Valli spring is on overflow from a mountain-spring. It collects itself in a depression and forms a tank. It is frnced by iron bars and one is not allowed to get into it. They can sprinkle water on their heads. Two Nagas stones are at the edge and the water is used to perform ablutions to the Nagas. By investing little they hope to reap a big harvest from dandapani.
valli is under a tree surrounded by Naga stones. When she guarded the ragi fields “once she stood in the hot sun. Why should she be subjected to such hardship again”, thought the Devasthanm and they inntend to provide her a roof.
To her left on a dais abutting the hill 35 images are housed in a row under the open sky. It looks kike an army parade. Devotees press coins on their body! That is why beggars are not alloewed here. Beggars give the petty coins they received as alms to us and receive rupees. We stick these coins on the images. Of course the beggars charge some commission for this transaction.
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).