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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

1,562 Reviews
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jay b wrote a review Mar 2021
Mumbai, India139 contributions41 helpful votes
Cycled through the French quarters of Pondicherry and came upon this temple. Need to be stricter regarding masks and distancing but they were trying their best. Couldn't miss bappas blessing despite the 100 strong line on a Tuesday.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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nvp wrote a review Mar 2021
Bhavnagar, India573 contributions79 helpful votes
Centrally located , just a few steps away from Aurobindo ashram. It is a large temple with a magnificent idol of Lord Ganesha. The temple is well maintained and very clean. As usual photography is not permitted inside. They have a good arrangement for keeping the footwear outside at a charge of ₹ 2/- per pair. I saw a queue of brand new vehicles outside the temple as it is a ritual here that whosoever gets a new vehicle first brings it here for Lord Ganeshan’s blessings. Overall a devotional experience.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Designdoll wrote a review Feb 2021
Coimbatore, India82 contributions32 helpful votes
This was my first visit to this Temple in the French Quarter of Puducherry . Legend has it that a French Governor kept removing the Ganesh idol and disposing of it in the sea only to see it reinstalled the next morning !!!! After which her surrendered to the Lord and became an ardent believer . Large and spotlessly maintained , the Temple has some exquisite bronzes of Ganesha , not usually found. The main Idol is large and exudes a very powerful energy . The flowers given are fresh water lilies and lotus and after blessing it is returned to you . Lovely experience ! Devotees believe that after their prayers are answered they will break 108 coconuts here - hope mine are !
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kovai Ponna wrote a review Jan 2021
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Visited this temple on 14th Jan2021. For name sake there was a entry point check. People were jumping on each other and there was no control on Social distancing, or mandatory mask etc..., there was no hand sanitizer being given to the visitors. I do not know why there is a restriction on wearing foot wear in the temple. I will totally agree to remove my foot wear if there is any arrangement to store my foot wear as like in many Gurudwaras. Also if the temple premises are maintained neat then it makes sense. The temple premises are so dirty that you dont feel like stepping in at all on bare foot. Hope things will improve. Administration will have to make strict adherence of Corona protection measures.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Fernweh wrote a review Jan 2021
Hyderabad, India109 contributions77 helpful votes
I visited during the day. The paintings on the roof were beautiful. Photography isn't allowed inside and the interiors are beautiful. I only wish the staff followed some COVID protocols. Some staff were not even wearing a mask. Inside the temple, the risk is higher as the ventilation isn't great.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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