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Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Pondicherry Manakula Vinayagar Temple 

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple was in existence before the French came and settled in Pondicherry i.e. before 1666. According to Sasthra, Lord GANESHA is named in 16 types based on his various forms out which this god facing the east cost near Bay of Bengal it has been named as Bhuvaneshar Ganapathy, now called as Manakula Vinayagar. In Tamil 'Manal' means sand and 'Kulam' means pond near the sea, earlierly which was full of sand around pond. So the people called the god as Manal Kulathu Vinayagar [means God near the pond of sand]. Later it is named as MANAKULA VINAYAGAR.
Pondicherry Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Manakula Vinayagar Temple Pondy
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Location of the TempleThe Manakula Vinayagar Temple is one of the famous ancient temple is in Puducherry, a Union Territory situated in the southern part of Indian sub-continent. The temple is 400 meters West of Bay of Bengal Sea, 165 Km South of Chennai (Capital of Tamil Nadu State), 23 Km of North of Cuddalore and 35 Km East of Villupuram, TamilNadu. The main deity “Sri Manakula Vinayagar” (Pranavamurthy) of this temple is facing east and the temple is bordered on east by Orlean Street (Now Manakula Vinayagar Koil Street, south by Jawaharlal Nehru Street, north by Law-de-Louristhon street and west by a canal running north-south.
Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Manakula Vinayagar Koil
Pondicherry Beach Street

How to Reach : 
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple - அருள்மிகு மணக்குள விநாயகர், 
Manakula Vinayagar Street, Puducherry, 605001, India. +91 413 233 6544

Frequent town buses and share auto available to this temple
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