• Murugan

Kulandai Velayudhaswami Temple Thiru Avinankudi Temple


For the most part before heading off to the principal knoll sanctuary, Devotees visit Tiru Avinankudi. It is situated close to 'Saravana Poigai' consecrated sanctuary tank. This is an old sanctuary, more old than the slope sanctuary and among the soonest houses Lord Muruga. It is worshipped as the third Padai-Veedu. The official name of the altar is Kulandai Velayudhaswami Temple and Tiru Avinankudi is the name of the spot. A holy tank is close to the sanctuary

About The Temple

Tiru Avinankudi is among the most primary homes of Muruga and maybe it had humble beginnings under the shade of the nelli tree (amla). Artist Nakkirar says that God Muruga holds at Tiru Avinankudi a Royal Court of all divine beings with holy people liberated and clad in saffron-coloured garments and deer skin.
The sanctuary was redesigned luxuriously somewhere around 1898 and 1910 by N. M. Subramanian Chettiar of Karaikudi and K.P.S. Palaniappa Chettiar of Kandanur. S.P. Ramanathan Chettiar and different individuals from the main giver's family have included 1968 a superb raja gopuram—one of Palani's milestones unmistakable from the hill sanctuary. Since the late 1970's, a couple of little holy places and a masterful mandapam have been developed, adding to the magnificence of an officially excellent sanctuary.

About The Deity

The managing divinity is Muruga as a child sitting on a peacock. An advantageous and full view can be taken by the admirers since the sanctum is on a rise. He resembles a generous ruler on His position of royalty who gets the unassuming tributes and petitions of His unwavering subjects. The celebration divinity and the nelli and nagalinga verdure and the holy place of Arunagirinathar worth seeing.



Palani is reached by just three hours’ drive from any of the nearest airports: Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchy.


Trains to Palani are available from Coimbatore, Palakkad and Dindigul. The Murugan Temple is about 2 km from the railway station. It is an important railway station on the Dindugal-Coimbatore line.


The state transport corporation and a lot of private buses available from Palani to major cities in Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin etc) and also to the neighbouring Kerala(Palakkadu, Kochin).

Temple Address

Sannathi Rd, Palani, Dindigul District,
Tamil Nadu, India, Pincode - 624601


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Get solutions to your problem
  • Family unity

Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye

Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.

Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham

Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.

Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam

Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.

Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney

Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.


The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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