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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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vinayagar temple pondicherry

a very beautiful temple with different vinayakas depichted alongwith the main deity. And a photo... read more

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Navi Mumbai, India
Must visit temple of Pondicherry

The experience was really good. The temple has been maintained well. You get to see more than 100... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

a very beautiful temple with different vinayakas depichted alongwith the main deity. And a photo with laksmi ( elephant ) outside the temple is added attraction.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The experience was really good. The temple has been maintained well. You get to see more than 100 idols of Ganeshji.

Thank SunilLalan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one the famous vinayagar temples in pondicherry and very near to arubindo ashram. There is a siddhar samadhi inside the temple and the vibrations there is very good,

Thank devadoss57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture of this temple is so good that it clearly shows the our people are so talented in arts. Must visit place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manakkula vinayagar temple is close to the aurobindo ashram. I always visit this little ganesha temple and I love the elephant stationed outside this shrine.

Thank Ramya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think you can easily give this temple a miss if you have visited other South Indian temples. It is too loud for the eyes.

Thank Sunil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in morning when there was lot of rush , it is very colourful and beautiful , also has large crowds and long queue , none the less it is a must visit. The locals call it Ganesh Temple.

Thank Nihit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hindu temple. Its very busy at opening ours. Leave your shoes outside and walk the hall. So sereen. Then sit near the elephant and take some pictures. Really worth it!

Thank JohanSlaghuis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this temple as it was the top attraction as per TA but simply put this is a Ganesha temple.

Thank MumbaiPradeep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a foreigner I'm sure the temple would give a sneak peak into our Hindu culture. It's a beautiful but busy temple. Please be aware that Pondicherry is a tourist hub & temples become a little commercialised as well. Elephant standing at the...More

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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
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
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.