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Holy place.

This is very crowded. It is beautiful inside with painting . You have to leave your slippers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loy L
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This temple of Lord Ganesha is situated just a few steps away from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is very crowded. It is beautiful inside with painting . You have to leave your slippers / sandals outside or keep it with locker for 5 RS. It is a simple and holy place for praying and offer rituals. No photography allowed inside

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple of Lord Ganesha is situated just a few steps away from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The temple is not much big in size but have very colorful inside with nice paintings at the temple ceiling describing various character mythology as well as numerous...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please don't miss Lakshmi! The eye catcher of this temple. She's lovely and if you're an animal lover, you'll adore her. All in all this temple is beautiful.

Thank Juhi J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very clean and well maintained temple. Beautiful atmosphere. Truly a holy place. Daily rituals are well conducted with much reverence. accompanied by sacred music.

Thank Basabjit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited the temple on 12/6/2018 and 13/6/2018 and had a wonderful experience. Here I came to know that lord ganesha has 22 avatars. This 300 years old temple has the idols for all the incarnations.

Thank Satyendra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple. Photography allowed inside the temple. Simple potli bags are sold outside the temple by poor lady sellers. Do buy them as gifts for friends.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited Lakshmi the Temple Elephant at her prison (stable) in Pondicherry. Though I like Pondi people very much I have to say that it is only the people enjoying her blessings. I have seen her chained, swaying back and forth, staring in the...More

2  Thank Jaya C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is situation just opposite to the Arvind Ashram and is good for people who need to see the Deity to pray.

Thank VinM_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful place with nice fragrance - you will feel good visiting the place - as the roads are small - you might face issue in parking - better walk and visit this temple

Thank praveenaerospace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

temple looks very artificial even though it is there for so many decades,lot of beggars troubling the tourist,worried about the safety

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Pranay G
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Response from Sridharan S | 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
Madhu S
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.