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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 6544
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Serene & peaceful place

Started our trip by visiting this place in the morning. The temple was quite well maintained and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Arun K
Welcoming Ganesha Temple

We visited this temple as non-Hindus and felt very welcome. The building is decorated inside and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elisabeth K
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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 6544
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Reviewed yesterday

Started our trip by visiting this place in the morning. The temple was quite well maintained and grand. The visit was also very good and peaceful. Must visit place in Pondicherry.

Thank Arun K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this temple as non-Hindus and felt very welcome. The building is decorated inside and out with lovely murals of Sri Ganesha and his family: Shiva, Parvati, and Skanda. We were able to witness the deity's bath (abhishekham) up close (not in the inner...More

Thank Elisabeth K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Extremely serene place. Kept clean and good darshan possible. Photography of the main deity is not allowed, but you can take photographs of the main hall

Thank sbrrao
Reviewed 5 days ago

Important tourist attraction in Pondy. Small and peaceful. Located very near to the beach and Arbindo Ashram.

Thank kganandakumar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always visit this place- a special and auspicious place for all. Very nice atmosphere and excellent feel.

Thank Siddharth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is centrally located about 50 meters from famous Aurobindo Ashram. The carvings on walls are very beautiful. Just outside temple there is elephant Laxmi which gives blessings on head if you feed her or give her a 10 rupee note. It is a major...More

Thank BalkrishnaShroff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and clean temple. The carvings on the temple are very intricate. It was not very crowded when I went and the queues are quite orderly. The Elephant Lakshmi who gives blessings is a sure attraction.

Thank Asha68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit where elephant gives blessings... And very nice and big... At a walkable distance from aurobindo ashram...

Thank ankurdparekh
Reviewed 1 week ago

One should check the timings of the Temple before you go as its usually closed in the afternoons. Its located centrally

Thank AjeetAgre
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice Ganesh temple. Here you can get blessed by an Elephant thats the unique thing about this place. Hardly 50mts from Aurobindo Ashram.

Thank Raghav R
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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
Madhu S
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.