Medicinal Power of Palani Murugan Temple Idol

Lord Dandayudhapani of Palani Temple is seen in a standing position with a stick in his hand. Wearing only a loincloth, Lord Murugan seems like a person who has thrown out all luxuries. The idol of the Palani Hill Temple is unique - it is believed that the idol of the presiding deity is made out of a mixture known as Navabashanam or Navapaashanam. In Sanskrit Nava means both 'new' and also 'nine'. The word bashana means 'poison' and also mean 'mineral'. The amalgam containing the nine kinds of medicinal minerals is blended together in certain rare proportions and the resultant material forms a hardened wax.

This was prepared by Sage Bhogar, a siddha (siddha means a person who has achieved spiritual perfection or enlightenment). Due to the amalgamation, the poisonous nature of all these metals was tied together and converted into a useful mixture with medicinal and curative values. The nine medicinal minerals are Veeram, Pooram, Rasam, Jathilingam, Kandagam, Gauri Pasanam, Vellai Pasanam, Mridharsingh and Silasat.

According to Sidhha Medicine practice, these poisonous elements have highly curative powers for many diseases.

Medicinal Power of Palani Murugan Idol

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