According to legend, the temple was built by Arjuna, one of the Pandavas after the Mahabarata war. The temple is said to be over 5000 years old.
What is special in Kanipakam?
Kanipakam is home to a very popular Hindu temple of Lord Ganesha called as Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple. It was constructed in the early 11th century CE by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola I and was expanded further in 1336 by the Emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty.
Is Kanipakam Vinayaka growing?
An unbelievable truth about the divine image of Lord Vinayak of Kanipakam is that the idol is reportedly growing in size with the passage of time. Currently, only the knees and abdomen of the idol are visible.
Who built Kanipakam Temple?
Chola king Kulothunga Chola-I
The Temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old which was constructed in the early 11th century CE by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola-I. The name of the present Kanipakam village in olden days was called Viharapuri.
Which God is in Kanipakam?
Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is nestled in the Kanipakam Village of Chittoor District. This ancient Ganesha Temple is also known as Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple. The Prime deity of this Temple is Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy is a swayambhu, self-manifested idol.
How much time it takes for darshan in Kanipakam?
It happens from AM to 1 PM. Special Abhishekham occurs five times in a day, each Abhishekham being half an hour long. It starts at AM and ends at PM.
Which is Indias biggest Ganpati?
The idols peak height was 61 feet (19 m) in 2019, thereby becoming the tallest idol of Ganesh in India that year.
Years active 68
Founder Singari Shankaraiah
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Why Kanipakam temple is closed?
Kanipakam Temple officials said they have decided to close the temple for two days to take up disinfectant activity as a precaution to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Which is the world biggest Ganesha?
It is the tallest Ganesh statue in India. The statue depicts the Western Chalukya Empire. The statue is 7.62 meters tall 9.144 meters including pedestal.
Statue of Ganesha
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Are mobiles allowed in Kanipakam Temple?
Mobile phones are not allowed inside. There is a mobile phone deposit counter. However, for those coming by car, it is advisable to leave mobile phones inside the car itself. Last, but not least, the temple can be extremely crowded on public holidays and weekends.
Trains to Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple, Kanipakam
20601/MGR Chennai Central – Madurai SF Express (PT) .
12681/MGR Chennai Central – Coimbatore Weekly SF Express (PT) .
12657/MGR Chennai Central – KSR Bengaluru Mail (PT) .
22649/Yercaud SF Express (PT) .
17230/Sabari Express (PT) .
22645/Ahilya Nagari SF Express (PT)