Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple Thaipusam Festival is one of the popular festivals celebrated at Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Temple at Palani, Tamil Nadu. In 2017, Thaipusam date is 9 February. Thaipusam celebrations have began on 3 February and will end on 12 February.
Palani Dhandayuthapani temple is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan. It is located in the town of Palani in Dindigul, 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Coimbatore and northwest of Madurai in the foot-hills of the Palani hills.
Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Temple (Thaipussam Festival 3-02-2017 – 12-02-2017).
Thaipusam is a very important festival , associated with pilgrimage to Palani. Devotees from Tamil Nadu reach Palani by foot (Pada Yathra) and worship. Beginning with flag-hosting at Perianayagiamman Temple, this festival runs on for 10 days. Kavadi of various types (with holy water, sugar, flowers, tender co-conuts, etc., ) are offered to Murugan at Palani.
On the 6th day, there is procession of Lord Muruga with Valli and Deivanai in the Silver Car. During this, Kavadi dance and rural musical-dance are performed.
On the 7 th day there is “Thai Thaer” (wooden Car) and thousands of devotees participate in this. On the 7th day “Chinna Kumarar” goes round in His Golden Car.