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“worth going just to see the elephant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 2336544
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Pondicherry
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“worth going just to see the elephant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It's a nice spot, it's worth going just to get up close and personal with the female Indian elephant. She was willing to be hand fed and no issue to touch her, she looked well cared for. Beautiful eyes :)
Inside the temple is a bejeweled statue of Lord Ganesh which is well worth queuing to see.

Visited August 2013
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Pondicherry
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“A place worship and also a tourist attraction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ideally located within town, very near to Raj Nivas, Legislative Assembly, commercial centre, Aurobindo Ashram etc. It is the main worship centre for local people and neighboring districts of Tamilnadu. The golden chariot and temple elephant are the main attraction here. The temple and surroundings are kept neat. There are many shops selling curios and handicraft items, nearby the temple.

Visited May 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Ganeshji....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

located within the french part of Puducherry town...the temple and its elephant Laxmi who greets and blesses all visitors and hands over the offerings to her mahout is worth a visit

Visited May 2013
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“So many many many Ganesh from all over”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Laxmi greets you. She is such a beautiful elephant. Inside the temple you have Ganesh idols from 7/8 th century. To name a few all different styles from Java, Thailand, China etc. Neat and clean. Must visit a place.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very nice temple, must visit place in white town of pondi, just behind the famous beech and next to famous arbindo aashram.

Visited July 2013
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