........ CHRONOLOGY OF PALANI
Beginning of the Hindu calendar called Kali Yuga. Kali Yuga is the period when materialism holds an irresistible sway over mankind. Muruga is known as Kali Yuga Varadan, the Great Redeemer who dispels the darkness of Kali Yuga and confers eternal happiness on us who live in this yuga.
The Tolkappiyam refers to Muruga as the Lord of the Hilly Regions.
Muruga Triads in Mohenjo Daro.
Bhogar created Nava Bashana image of Lord Dandayudhapani.
1st century A.D.
Poet Nakkirar codified the list of six most sacred shrines of Muruga and placed Tiru Avinankudi (Palani) as third of the six in his Tiru Murukārruppadai.
Pattinappālai, Paripātal and other Sangam works speak of Muruga worship.
2nd century: Āvi of Velir dynasty ruled over Palani (then called Pothini) according to Akanānuru.
8th century: King Cheraman Perumal built or renovated the sanctum sanctorum at the hill and constructed the Chera Vinayakar Temple at the flight of steps leading to the hill.
14th century: For some centuries until this period, the maintenance and expansion of the temple was done by the Pandya rulers. Earlier, it was part of Kongu country and Palani is referred to as the eastern limit of the Kongu kingdom in Kongu mandala Sathakam and other works.