Kanipakam Vinayak Temple, Kanipakam, Chittoor
Many visitors to this temple say that the this 11th century temple is truly a classical hindu temple as well as a tourist location that any tourist visit this part of the country can miss visiting. The Kanipakam Vinayak Temple has the swayam-bhu idol of Lord Vinayaka (Ganesh).
Some of the daily prayers offered at this temple are Suprabatham, Binduteerthaabishekham (4:30 AM to 5.45 AM), Paalabhishekam(7:30 AM to 8:00 AM), SankataHaraGanapati Vratham(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon), Special Abhishekam(9:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)
The Pavalimpu Seva (Ekantha Seva) is conducted between 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM
The Annual Brahmotsavams Festival will be conducted for 21-days starting on the Hindu festival of Vinayaka Chavithi (or Ganesh Chaturthi) that generally falls in the months of August/September of every year. People from all parts of the state will be taking the darshan of Lord Ganesh during this festive season. Lord Ganesh will appear in a different avatar each day to his devotees. These include Gramotsavam, Hamsa Vahanam, Peacock Vahanam, Mooshika Vahanam, Shasha Vahanam, Vrishabha Vahanam, Gaja Vahanam, Rathotsavam(in which the Lord ascends a traditional Chariot), Thiru Kalyanam and Vadayathu Utsavam.
The Temple is located in the village town of Kanipakam which is 12 km from Chittoor and 70 km from Tirupati.
Reaching the Temple
This temple-town is well connected with Road and Railroad.
There are 6 rooms run by the Kanipakam Devasthanam and 14 rooms run by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Choultries.
Contacting the Temple authorities
Sri Swayambu Varasidhi Vinayakaswamy
Kanipakam, Irala Mandal
Andhra Pradesh India
Telephone: 91-8573-281540 (office), 91-8573-281747 (EO), 91-8573-281547 (PA)
September 11, 2007: Kanipakam temple festival begins from September 16, 2007
Elaborate arrangements made for hassle-free darshan of Lord Ganesh
Kanipakam Brahmotsavams 2006 comes to a grand end
Temple EO thanks administration for their support
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