Veera Durgai Amman Temple, Palani
|Major festivals||Esaki Amman kovil Festival|
|Address:||North, Giri Veethi, Adivaram, Palani, Tamil Nadu 624601|
We reach Dandayudapani Nilayam. This is a library. Unlike other libraries it will be open most of the day for eight hours (8 to 12 and 4 to 8). Daily news-papers are also available here. Saturday is a holiday. The boarding house is next to it in the east.
The second peacock mandapa is near the Dandayudapani Nilayam. Frther east is the pilgrim rest house. Generally it is found locked. It cannot be kept open always. In railway stations one would have seen a single person sleeping on a bench intended for four to six. Such habits would have prompted the authorities to have the rest house shut.
The school for deaf comes next. It was opened in 1972. The riches of the bestowed have been properly bestowed. There are lady teachers also here. Lessons are imparted by hearing instruments Small industries are also taught. The expenses of the students are borne by the Devasthanam. The fame of the benefactor reaches even the deaf!
Proceeding along the fence of this school to the south, one can reach the temple of Vira Durga. Durga by itself means viram(Valour). Then why this double title?
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).