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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Open Now: 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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Nice temple near Aurobindo Ashram

Nice temple of Ganesha. Worth a visit. Was not much crowded. There are pictures of Ganesha on the... read more

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SatishT181
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One of the oldest Vinayaka temple and when in Puducherry a must visit one. The ancient temple... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RekhaN76
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice temple of Ganesha. Worth a visit. Was not much crowded. There are pictures of Ganesha on the walls across the temple.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the oldest Vinayaka temple and when in Puducherry a must visit one. The ancient temple stands against all odds that it faced over the years despite so many people invading Puducherry . Best way for us to start our trip with his blessings....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went there with my family and it was a good visit. You feel blessed after coming out and people working there were very helpful as we had no idea where to go and what to offer

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We adore this little pocket of Pondy...the ashram, the temple, the atmosphere! Lakshmi, the elephant, comes out each evening to provide a blessing for any willing takers. We adore the little trinket/offering stalls there. A beautiful, brightly painted temple not to be missed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited there on 15.09.2018 morning.temple was little crowded.Temple was very neat and decorated. People were standing in queue to have dharsan of Ganesha. inside temple walls are decorated different kind of Ganesha. Overall had a good and peaceful dharsan.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is dedicated to Ganesh and pictures of his various incarnations are all around. It was very busy when we were there with a blessing ceremony going on in one corner and lots of people coming to worship the Ganesh statue or to give...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ganesh Temple with air conditioning, spend time to get spirituality, outside looks small but somewhat big temple

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple complex. Best part is elephant out side. Other good part is they have more than 100 different avatars of Lord Ganesha from various parts of the globe and ages on display as mural & paintings. Its work looking at.

Thank RahMeh
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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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
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Nilay170
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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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MadhuS744
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.
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