Palani is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga. It is a holy place where the Lord Muruga is situated at the top of the Palani hill. It is located at 2 hours distance from Madurai city. There are three ways for the devotees to visit the temple. One is by walking through the steps in the hill, other way by the road built for the vehicles and the last and best option is by train route, an electrically operated winch built to reach the top of the hill. There is one story in the formation of the this temple which is Lord Muruga actually fought with his parents and brother for a fruit and in anger come and stood at the top of the hill here, the location which was developed as a temple. This is the significance of this temple. It is 105 kms from Coimbatore. The deity Lord Muruga of Palani is very special because the idol is made of mixture of medicinal herbs. Palani is famous for the Panchamirtham, the Prasatham of this temple. The famous festivals celebrated here are Vaikasi Vishakam, Thaipucam and Thirukarttikai.