Ropecar Facility in Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple is a major highlight in the temple. Several lakhs of devotees travel through ropecar yearly and have darshanam of Dandayudhapani Swamy Temple.
It is to note that Palani Temple is one of the Aarupadai Veedu, Six ancient temples dedicated to Lord Murugan (Subramanya Swamy) in Tamil Nadu.
Here are the more details about Ropecar Facility in Palani Dandayudhapani Temple..
The rope-car takes only 2.45 minutes to cover the distance of 323 metres . The rope car is faster than winch.
The Rope car system is introduced for the first time in Tamilnadu at Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani for the benefits of the devotees.
A mono Cable Fixed Grip Reversible Jig-Back Rope way system is being operated with four cabins on each side with 350 passengers per Hour capacity with travel time of 3 minutes.
The rope way is operated from 7.00A.M to 9.00P.M with one hour break between 1.30P.M to 2.30P.M.
Fair for Rope way : One way trip – Rs.15/-, Special way – Rs.50/-
Italian and Korean grass giving rock a greenish look were planted on the hill embarkment on the rope car station. 30 meters High artificial water fall is being created along the rope car alignment. Flower giving plants are also planted giving beautiful location. Watering all these, water spray guns are used.
Second Ropeway System :
Second rope way system of the same existing type but with higher capacity is going to be installed for which necessary action has already been taken.
Italian and Korean grass giving the rock a greenish look were planted on the hill embankment on the rope car station. 30 meters High artificial water fall is being created along the rope car alignment. Flowering plants are also planted to create a beautiful sight. The eye-catching green park has drip and sprinkler facilities. Artificial falls and greenery are now an added attraction.
Material Ropeway System :
The installation of material rope way at cost of Rs.36 Lakhs to bring down the garbage collected at the hill temple is in progress.
24 Passengers trapped in two cable cars on 5th June 2013
About 24 pilgrims were trapped in two cable cars which stopped mid way to a hilltop temple on Wednesday, some 100-feet-high from the ground.
The cable cars, meant to transport pilgrim from the hill base to Sri Dhanayuthapaniswamy temple here, developed a technical snag leading to the incident. Rescue efforts are in progress. So far eight pilgrims have been rescued with the help of a rope ladder. All the 24 devotees who were trapped in the cable cars were rescued after two hours.