Interesting story associated with Lord Murugan abode at Palani Temple. Once Sage Narada offered a glittering mango to Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathi and told them that the fruit can't be cut as it may lose its properties. As Lord Siva can't have fruit without offering to Goddess Parvathi, they decided to present this to one of their Child, Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. Goddess organized a competition that whoever goes around the world for thrice and finishes first will be presented with the mango.
Murugan set off immediately on his vahanam peacock while Lord Ganesh went around his parents as they his world. On return, Murugan surprised to see Mango in the Ganesha's hand. Angered Murugan, left Kailash and started staying on Palani Hills in the Earth. Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathi to please Young Murugan, said that "Pazham Nee", which means "You are the fruit". As the time passes by it got syncopated to "Palani".
Palani Temple Rope Car
Operation Timings: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm , 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One way Trip Fare: Rs.15.
Special way: Rs.50