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Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry Overview

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is said to have been established almost 5 centuries ago. Situated behind the Raj Niwas, the sanctum is enshrined with a grand idol of Vinayaka called Vellakkaran Pillai.

The temple attracts a large number of devotees especially on the 18th day of Brahmotsavam festival. Vinayaka Chaturthi is another major festival here celebrated with great zest and fervor. However, the temple is not without a legend. According to the myth, a Frenchman with several frantic attempts tried to remove the Ganesha idol from the temple. But each time the idol was removes, it reappeared on its own. Persuaded with the power of the idol, the Frenchman converted as an ardent devotee of the lord. The timings of the temple are Morning: 5:45 AM to 12:30 PM and Evening: 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

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Q. Temple timings, distance from bus stand, available mode of transport may please be indicated.

Nehad Zein 2 years ago
The temple opens up at 5:45 am and closes at 10 pm. Dharshanam timings are from 6:00 am to 11:00 am in the morning and from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the evening. Friday, Saturday and Sunday have afternoon poojas from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The temple is about 3 kms away from the main bus station. You can walk to the temple within half an hour. Available mode of transport will be cabs or auto rickshaws.
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