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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Closed Now: 5:45 AM - 12:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Open today: 5:45 AM - 12:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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a purpose of visit to Puducherry

a traditional hindu temple dedicated to Ganapati when you can receive the blessing of an elephant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Drashtar
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Pondicherry, India
Good temple

Good temple. One should take some time if you want to have darshan. Besides is the Aurobindo ashram... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drshekappa
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Bellary, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a traditional hindu temple dedicated to Ganapati when you can receive the blessing of an elephant in the end of the afternoon, and folow the devotees during the offering ceremony, great and full of fervor.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Drashtar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good temple. One should take some time if you want to have darshan. Besides is the Aurobindo ashram which closes by 12 pm. So visit ashram first than temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently this temple survived the attempt of the Governor to get rid ofit from the White Town as result of its role in curing him and turning him into a follower of Ganesh. Interesting decorative and ornate interior.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is situated close to the Aurobindo Ashram and is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka. The street leading to the temple, the footwear stand, the surroundings, and the temple premises are well maintained. We visited the place around 8:30 AM and were fortunate to get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yv_Shastry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manakula Vinayagar Temple is located close to Pondicherry Rock Beach and near to Adayar Ananda Bhavan. It is a well laid out and well maintained temple of Lord Vinayagar or Ganapathy. I had gone there with my mother who is 78 years of age. After...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is walkable distance from Aurobindo Ashram. We visited the temple after visiting Aurobindo Ashram. The temple is well kept. There is also an Adyar Anand Bhavan for families to have food after visiting the temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple has mostly over hundred depictions of Vinayagr on the temple wall. I was mesmerised to see. Usually a busy temple may take 15 mins to have a Darshan of the Lord. You may budget half an hour to one hour

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Harishlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited in the queue for more than Three and half hours in queue to worship Vinayagar on a new year day.Temple is well maintained,but they do not know how to manage crowds to ensure swift worship for common public. Be prepared to wait if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the temple. It was well maintained and attending staff were helpful. It was a sensorial flood of colour, scent, patronage, and sound.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melaneet2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't seen such colorful work on temples walls ever before. The temple, as expected, was crowded. But the queues were orderly. Inside the temple, on the walls, are portraits of Lord Ganesha in His many avatars. There are ample kiosks outside if you want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PranayG90
March 28, 2018|
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Response from SridharanS15 | Reviewed this property |
The temple would open around 5:30 AM and closes at 12 noon. In the evening, it opens around 4 PM and would close by 9:30 PM. These are regular timings of all South Indian temples. Though evenings are preferred, there can be... More
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Nilay170
March 22, 2017|
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Response from SUNDARARAJAN11 | Reviewed this property |
hAI IF ITS not a festival time it wont be that much busy hardly half an hour is enough
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MadhuS744
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Xe10 | Reviewed this property |
I always prefer to go early in the morning. Preferably by 0600hrs. It's very pleasant.
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