Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar temple :

God and Godess :

Karpaga Vinayagar swamy

Location :

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple,
Pillaiyarpatti (Town),
Shivaganga district-630207
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:30PM

Temple History :

Pillaiyar Patti Pillaiyar temple is an ancient rock-cut cave shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha.This is the famous temple in this region, located at Thiruppatthur (1 km from Thiruppatthur, Sivaganga district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This is an ancient rock-cut temple. Scholars say that Lord Vinayaga is the Lord of wisdom, As Vinayagar satisfies the wishes of his devotees like Karpagam tree, he is also known “Karpaga Vinayagar”. Here Lord Vinayaga appears with 2 hands unlike in other places where he is seen with 4 hands. Also, he is seen seated without Angusapasam, with his legs folded and stomach not touching the Asana in the form of “Artha Padma” Asanam. The word Vinayaga means “Incomparable Leader” Devotees worshipping Valamburi Vinayagar seated facing towards the north, will be blessed with all wealth.The deity of this temple is known as “Marudeeswarar” as Marudha tree (In Sanscrit Arjuna Virutcha, The Botanical name is Termanalia Arjuna) worship is followed in this temple which indicates that this temple in an ancient temple.

The sculpture of Pasupatheeswarar, “A cow worshipping Lord Siva by offering his milk” is the special feature of this temple. Also, Kubera the Lord of wealth had worshiped at this temple.Also adding to the spirituality Goddess Laxmi, Saraswathi and Durga are found together in the same sport.Unlike other places the three Lingams Thiruveesar, Marudheesar and Senchadeswarar and the three Goddess Sivagami Amman, Vadamalar Mangaiamman and Soundara Nayaga Amman all appear together at the same place and bless the devotees.It is believed that by worshipping Kathyayini Amman at this temple women get relieved from Sevvai dosham which prevent them from getting married. “Sabda Madhar” whom importance due to changing time are provided with a separate Sannidhi known as Sakthi Sannidhi at this temple.

Festivals :

  • Vinayagar Chaturthi
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Sankastahara Chaturthi
  • Thiruvadhirai

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Thiruvanandal – 06.00 A.M to 06.30 A.M 
  • Kaalasanthi – 08.30 A.M to 09.30 A.M 
  • Uchikalam – 11.30 A.M to 12.00 P.M 
  • Maalaisanthi or Sayaratsai – 05.00 P.M to 06.30 P.M 
  • Iravusanthi or Arthajaman 07-45 P.M to 08-30 P.M

Nearest Temples Around Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar temple :

  • Madhurai – Meenakshi sundareswar temple – 73 km
  • Madhurai – Subramanya swamy temple – 90 km
  • Madhurai – Madana Gopala temple – 73 km
  • Madhurai – Dandayuthapani temple – 73 km
  • Virudhunagar – Chokkanatha swamy temple – 125 km
  • Srivilliputtur – (Andal)Nachiyur temple – 153 km
  • Sathuragiri – Sundhara Mahalingam swamy temple – 151 km
  • Seithur – Thirukanneswarar temple – 174 km
  • Rameswaram – Ramanatha swamy temple – 152 km
  • (Dhanushkodi)Rameswaram – Kodandarama swamy temple – 162 km
  • Kunnandarkoil – Kunnandarkoil Cave temple – 77 km
  • Peraiyur – Naganatha temple – 37 km
  • Koppanapatty – Muthumariamman temple – 37 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Pudukottai – 41 km
  • Karaikudi – 16 km
  • Dindigul – 90 km
  • Tirupattur – 340 km
  • Sivagangai – 42 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Karaikudi – 17 km
  • Sivagangai – 42 km
  • Tirumayam – 25 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore – 237 km
  • Chennai – 400 km
  • Madhurai – 82 km
  • Tiruchirapalli – 86 km

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