Palani Temple History can easily go past several thousand years. Palani is the most famous and prominant place among Murugan's six houses. Among many spiritual legends about Palani two of them are very popular,
1) Idumban placed the hill here and unable to take it back because of Murugan's presence in the hill. Till today Idumban is considered as god and there is a small mountain temple built for Idumban near Palani Murugan temple.
2) This could be the most heard legend in TamilNadu, when Vinayakar came around Sivan and Parvathi to get the divine fruit Murugan went around the world as the competition is, come around the world. Vinayakar justified his act saying Siva and Parvathi were the world for him. So the divine fruit was given to Vinayakar, frustrated by this Murugan travelled in anger and stood on today's Palani temple.
These are the legends about Palani temple history.
The most interesting part of Palani Temple History is the navabashanam statue of Murugan that was made by Bogar several thousand years ago. The medicinal value of Navabashanam statue is, it can cure any disease with a pinch of it. Murugan's navabashanam statue was made of nine poisonous materials which are mixed together at a very right proportion. Only the highly talented alchemist can do this. If the substances are mixed with wrong proportion then the substances will evaporate. So the making of Navabashanam statue was still a outstanding question. Bogar established temple for Murugan in two places, Palani and Katirgamam (Eelam)
There were many tests taken to know the chemical property of Navabashanam statue but surprisingly the PH value is neutral and it is neither acidic or basic. So Bogar is considered to be the most advanced alchemist better than any other chemist till today.
Though Palani Malai Temple is most known among the people, thiruavinankudi palani andavar kovil (Temple) is originally the one of the Padai Veedu (House of Murugan). Thiruavinankudi is located near Patha Vinayakar Kovil and we can see most of the people who live in Palani will visit Thiruavinankudi instead of visiting the Malai Kovil (Mountain Temple)
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Still people believe two more Navabashanam statues which are hidden by Bogar is still staying under ground around the areas of Palani. Recently archeologist excavated Tamil Brahmi scripts, pots around Palani which are several thousand
years old. On top of Palani Malai Kovil(Mountain temple) in Bogar Sannadhi they still have the Maragadha lingam which is said to be worshipped by Bogar. They also have materials saying those used by Bogar and it is showcased to all.
So what we know so far about history of palani temple is from legends and a scientific study about the placeis yet to be made. Which would definitely bring many surprises.
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