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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Open 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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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
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All reviews elephant named golden chariot various forms main deity must visit place located close walkable distance the heart of the city worth a visit white town french colony french quarter promenade beach nice place blessings elephants lord
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one place you must not miss in you trip to pondy. The temple is very well maintained. The overall ambience is very peaceful and mind soothing

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vigchak
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple of Lord Ganesha is very close to Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicerry. Very beautiful architect out side as well in side the temple. Great crowd always- locals as well as tourists, specially at the time of Aarti. There is one very trained elephant...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful temple to worship lord Ganesha .. Best visited early in morning and late in evening .. You can see the elephant too there which is at gate of temple ..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank manubak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome temple with unique art. The elephant on main door blessed all visitors. Very near to beach. Must visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sonisdreams
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice temple with a special attraction for kids in Elephant Lakshmi. Very near to Ashram and other restaurants.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SrinivasTV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend is a big fan of elephants and lost her breath when she thought she saw a live elephant on the way to this temple. As we got closer she didn't think it was real but amazingly they had an actual elephant outside the...More

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

Close to beach, this Ganesha temple is a religious attraction for people. Grand scale decoration suggests how important it is. The detailed depiction of gods and events are great, the roof paintings are really awesome. Inside is very spacious with small temples of many deities....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kiran N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ganesh temple within the French concession area in Pondicherry is a gem . The temple ceiling is covered in paintings of Ganesha stories , all of the residing Ganesh Murtis in the complex are beautiful bronzes and stone sculptures , we arrived at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 668chintak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a beautiful ancient temple with a great history. located near beach in a very clean area. it is a must visit for pilgrims to take blessings of the diety.

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

Its a nice ancient Temple in White Town with a real elephant blessing the devotees. Nice arrangement for darshan.

Date of experience: February 2019
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28 March 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
22 March 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
26 January 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.