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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 6544
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Recommended visit for the religious. No pushing, no shoving even during rush hours. They coax the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
boelka
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Bengaluru, India
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Temple of Lord Ganesha

A beautifully designed temple decorated with various sculptures and colors which are a feast for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
khumesh
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New Delhi, India
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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended visit for the religious. No pushing, no shoving even during rush hours. They coax the reluctant to move though. Would visit again, if I’m around.

Thank boelka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautifully designed temple decorated with various sculptures and colors which are a feast for the traveler's eye. Its also own an elephant and serves prasad made or gur as delicacy. Must visit for the peace and divine forces which one experiences here.

Thank khumesh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting South for the first time Never seen any temple like this before, the color are so vibrant paintings look soo real, structure, idols must watch

Thank shuja k
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This nice temple that is slowly getting commercialized and touristy. It is better to be here early in the morning rather than during the day.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the Must see temple in Pondy and it’s located in White Town near the Arabindo Ashram and it’s very good and the temple is very clean.

Thank Kiran M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for this temple if you like to see different names portraits of Lord Ganpati. It has beautiful colourful painting and drawing on walls pillars and ceilings. Kids will love to see Elephant Lakshmi, you give a coin and she will bless you. It is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An elephant outside the Temple blesses visitors. Temple is cool n clean, Ganesha idols in various avatars.

Thank RajeevJ_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A divine place filled with positive vibes. We make it a point to visit temple at least once a month. People working here are prompt in response to any query we put forth. An identity to Pondicherry.

Thank sangeetha2731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

clean place , Belief that is it. awesome pongal. elephant and the shops outside to buy pooja items.People beileve that their prayers will be herd and fulfilled here. I too had my prayers here. Thumbikkai that is nambikkai.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 400 years old temple has so much of faith embedded in here that its almost packed with patrons. Get in and sit wherever you can, close your eyes and just meditate to find the peace you always wanted.

Thank Wilson R
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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
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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
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Madhu S
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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.
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