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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Opens in 29 min: 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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Unique Ganapati Temple

When viewed from outside, temple looked small. But as soon as I entered, I was simply stunned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mangalore, India
Ganpati mandir

We were totally blessed to be able to go to this temple on Ganesh Chaturthi. Its a beautiful temple... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When viewed from outside, temple looked small. But as soon as I entered, I was simply stunned seeing the number of Ganapati idols. There are Ganapati idols of different sizes. The varied idols and the decoration create a lasting impression on the mind. The main...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were totally blessed to be able to go to this temple on Ganesh Chaturthi. Its a beautiful temple with old charm.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like this place, because the atmosphere is serene. Temple is generally less crowded during the weekdays. Worth the visit !!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Vinayak temple is open from 6.30 to 11 AM and in the afternoon from 4.30 to 9.00 PM. here you can witness varieties of Ganesa pictures /idols on the wall which are more than 25 numbers. There is no parking facility near the temple....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happen to walk past the temple today.. was at first amazed to see an elephant standing so calmly amongst the worshipers to the temple. On closer reflection the elephant was in great distress. Her eyes were open wide in absolute fear and tears running...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple in Pondicherry beautiful temple inside and really happy and get blessing to visit this temple Arulmigu manakula Vinayagar temple!😍🙏

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neatly maintained temple. Peaceful dharshan in short timing. Place for meditation too. Foreigners love to visit this temple.

Thank Karthee81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First god in Hindu history. Architecture designing beautiful. Excellent light setting. Various name of vinayagar god.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very ancient temple , constructed about four centuries ago..Very very clean and well maintained temple..5 min walk from Rock beach.. Manakula Vinayagar means 'God near the pond of sand'. The monumental interiors of the temple are decorated with forty incarnations and forms of Lord Ganesha,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lord Ganpati idol sitting in the sanctum of the temple. Very nice temple to visit. It's also very busy in the evening.

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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.