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PALANI HILLS A SACRED NATURAL HERITAGE SITE

M. Amirthalingam
CPREEC

Palani hill is a sacred hillock situated in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu state. It is associated with the Dhandayuthapani swami temple and it occupies a special place. Palani hill is regarded as one of the arupadai veedu (six sacred places). Swamimalai, Tiruchendur, Tiruttani, Tirupparankundram and Pazhamudirsolai are the others.

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MISTS OF KUMBAKONAM

Filed under: Tales of India Leave a comment   There was not always mist in Kumbakonam, on most days it was clear, but on the mornings when there was mist, it lay over the ground, over the rice paddies extending to the horizon; the mist lay entwined around the trees, it spilled over the waterways in ethereal clouds, shrouding the past and the present, veiling all the mysteries of this w