Palani’s heavenly panchamritham
The prasadam of the popular hill temple not only tastes out of this world, but is also a healing potion
Carnegie Hall has nothing on Hindu temples. I think of this as I stand inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Palani temple, waiting for the doors to open. I have visited countless temples in my life and everywhere, the routine is the same: long lines of people—call them fans or devotees—waiting for hours to get a glimpse of the object of their adoration, be it an actor, musician or, in this case, god. Different queues based on how much each ticket costs; and the wait for “show time" when the curtain opens.