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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 6544
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Large old temple with elephant!

Seems to be one of the major temples in Pondicherry; was quite crowded when we visited, but things... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chennai, India

One of the best experience we had felt. Very peaceful place for everyone. One of the oldest temple... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 6544
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Reviewed yesterday

Seems to be one of the major temples in Pondicherry; was quite crowded when we visited, but things moved smoothly. Elephant outside: blessings require payment (even Re 1 coin)! The nearby approach road was really quite crowded, and a number of vehicles were parked there,...More

Thank 13arvinds
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best experience we had felt. Very peaceful place for everyone. One of the oldest temple in pondicherry.

Thank Pushpendra M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A temple over a 100 years old , located in the heart of Pondicherry town is a must visit. The temple crowd is well managed and the darshan we got was good. An added attraction besides the temple being airconditioned is the presence of a...More

Thank Akanksha_KumarRohith
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located near the Aurobindo Ashram, the temple is quite big. After lords darshan, one can also take the blessings from the real elephant named Laxmi outside the temple.

Thank Sarika G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One should visit this place if you're in Pondicherry.Spend some time inside the temple , you'll feel energised.

Thank Bikash Kumar R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loves the different names of lord ganesha..The temple is very beautiful n architecture is the typical south Indian style with lots of colour n carving

Thank RRajawat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful temple of Lord Ganesh. Very peaceful and organized. The highlight was the elephant blessing the devotees

Thank Envvii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight of this temple was meeting Laxmi the elephant. She is so beautiful and friendly. Give her a tip and she will bless you with a touch on the head with her trunk. Best time to go is about 4 pm, that's when she arrives

Thank IndiangirlinPoland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good temple and well maintained. It is a place of attraction.One can pray to the Lord Ganesha. Temple is clean and good.

Thank arunsharmaJalandhar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the only temple we could manage to visit during our 3 day stay in Pondy and it was definitely worth it. Its a very well maintained and spacious temple. We visited just an hour before the noon closure and even picked up the...More

Thank shivakumarlnarayan
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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
Madhu S
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.