Located 1,068 ft (356 m) above sea level are the picturesque Palani Hills. Palani is famous for its two great temples, the ancient ThiruAvinangudi temple that has been celebrated in songs and stories, and at the foot of the hill, a more recent Sri Dandayudhapani temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya. This is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya, and the deity was created by an ardent devotee of the God called Bhogar out of an Amalgamation of nine poisonous minerals (Navapashanam). Mural paintings depicting stories and scenes connected with the six battle-camps of Lord Subramanya adorn the walls of the NayakkarMandapam. SkandaSashti and Thai Poosam festivals in this temple are attended by thousands of pilgrims every year. An electrically operated winch takes pilgrims to the top.