Staff Reporter

PALANI: The total hundial collection of Dhandayuthapaniswamy Temple here is Rs.91 lakh. This is besides gold ornaments and silver items.

The temple officials opened the hundials on the hill temple and counted at Karthikai Mandapam on Wednesday night. The officials found 700 grams of gold, 17 kilograms of silver and foreign currencies. Other offerings were brass vessels, wrist watches and other items. The temple Administrative Officer T. Rajamanickam and Board members were present during counting.

Sale of Panchamritham sale has gone up manifold. The temple administration has increased production as they expected a huge crowd during Thai Poosam festival scheduled to commence on February 2, said a temple staffer. They also erected temporary shelters on roads leading to the town from Oddanchatram, Udumalpet and Palani for the convenience of padayatris.

Traffic diversion will take place from February 6. Oddanchatram-Palani highway will be converted into an one-way road. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation will operate additional buses to Palani from Dindigul, Theni and Pollachi.

Air horn banned

Regional Transport Office has instructed drivers not to use air horns on Palani-Dindigul main road as sudden blaring of horns will startle pilgrims and may lead to accidents.

Over speeding has been strictly prohibited on this road.