View of Palini near Darapuram. January 1784
Water-colour of Palani by an unknown artist, January 1784. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'View of Pallynee or Pynee, a Hill & Pagoda of note in the County of Daraporam with a distant View of the Southern Mountains behind it in January 1784.'
Palani or Palni is a hill shrine located on a solitary hill near to Madurai, Tamil Nadu in the south of India. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Subramanya or Muruga, an aspect of Shiva. Reached by 660 steps, the shrine is a well-known pilgrimage centre and attracts devotees from all parts of the country.