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Kumbakonam | 8 Km from Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, India
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Fascinating temple

This temple is not as well known as the rest of the temples in the area (and boy, are there a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakshana K
Bengaluru, India
interesting temple

Temple Dedicated to Lord Swetha Vinayagar or the White Ganesha. The Ganesha was worshipped by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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Kumbakonam | 8 Km from Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is not as well known as the rest of the temples in the area (and boy, are there a lot of temples in this area!), but it's most definitely worth a visit. The temple was built to honor Lord Shiva, the main deity...More

Thank Lakshana K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temple Dedicated to Lord Swetha Vinayagar or the White Ganesha. The Ganesha was worshipped by the Lords during the churning of the Milky Ocean by the Devas and Asuras for purpose of the Amrutha.. But instead of Amrutha, its Visha (Poison) that comes out and...More

Thank ss2787
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Thiruvalanchuzhi is just a kilometer away from Swamimalai. This temple is famous for the Vellai Pillayar.  This Vinayakar is also known as Norai Pillayar as He is made out of froth from the Ocean. The main deitiy here is Sadaimudinathar (or Kabardeeswarar) and his Consort...More

Thank akhilchandu
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

We came across this temple on the way to Kumbakonam from Swamimalai. We didn't have any idea of this temple and just went in. This temple amazed us. Apart from the white Vinayagar,, the size of the temple and the temple architecture were astounding. This...More

Thank pretvibrant
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Recently, I have visited Thiruvalanchuzhi Swetha Vinayakar / Vellai Vinayakar temple along with my parents & Abi sister (Myladuthurai). The temple is situated 1 km away from Swamimalai Murugan temple, and is famous for Vellai Vinayagar. This Vinayakar is also called as 'Norai Pillayar', as...More

Thank SangeethaAnbalagan
Reviewed January 29, 2017

The temple is known for the Swetha vinayagar ...(Idol in white) .... But more than that ... its the size and the structure of the temple that amazed me .... It has three levels ... (praharams) ... First level you get to see the Vinayagar...More

Thank karthikeyanp1981
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The presiding diety is Kapardiswarar(Lord Shiva) and his consort Brihannayak(Goddess Parvati). Not much crowded, the temple is famous for the white colored small sized Ganapathy named Swetha Vinayagar. The idol is said to be created by Devas out of ocean foam. The temple is very...More

Thank pranavkavi
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This temple is situated just a bout 2 kilometres from Swamimalai, near Kumbakonam. Although it is a Siva Temple, the idol of Ganesha here is the main attraction. It is believed that this Ganesha was formed from the foam that liberated during the churning of...More

Thank Shankarnns
Reviewed April 19, 2016

A very unique temple with White vinayagar Idol and it is a Architectural Wonder but very poorly maintained effort must be taken for Architectural Restoration must visit place and it is enroute to swamimalai

Thank Bharanee
Reviewed December 9, 2015

One of the padal petra stalam and Lord Shiva temple. Famously known for 'Lord White Ganesha'. The architecture on the pillar is something that should not be missed to admire.

Thank Ponmalar
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