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Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple Entry Fee

Entry Fee:
Aksharabhyasam: Rs.116/-
Namakaranam: Rs.116/-
Balasara: Rs.116/-
Anna Prasana: Rs.116/-
Vahana Pooja: Rs.50/- to Rs.150/-
Sashwatha Kalyanotsavam: Rs.5116/-
Sashwatha Unjal Seva: Rs.7500/-
Sashwatha Abhishekam: Rs.7500/-
Sashwatha Ganapathi Homam: Rs.7500/-
Sashwatha Nityarchana: Rs.1516/-
Sashwatha Free Prasadam: Rs.1516/-

Phone: +(91)-8573-281540

Rating: | 5/5 stars
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Address:
Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple, Kanipakam, Irala Mandal, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, 517001, India

Distance:
77.5 Kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand
78 Kms from Tirupati Railway station

Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple Timings

Day Timing
Monday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wedesday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 4:00 am – 9:30 pm
Links: | Map

Daily Pooja / Sevas Timings

Name of the Seva Timings
Suprabatham & Bindu Teerthabishekam 4:00 AM to 5:05 AM
Palabhishekam 5.45 PM to 6.15 PM
Ganapathi Sahasra Namarchana 6.00 AM
Panchamrutha Abhishekam 5.30 AM to 6.00 AM
9.00 AM to 10.00 AM
11.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Ganapathi Homam 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Nitya Kalyanotshavam 11.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Ganapathi Modaka Pooja Before 12.00 PM
Phodasa Ganapathi Pooja Before 12.00 PM
Poolangi Seva Thrusday Only
Moola Mantraarchana Before 12.00 PM
Unjala Seva 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM
Pavalimpu Seva(EkanthaSeva) 9.30 PM to 10.00 PM
Nijaroopa Darshan 5.00 AM to 5.30 AM
7.00 AM to 7.30 AM
8.30 AM to 9.00 AM
10.30 AM to 11.00 AM
Athi Seeghra Darshan 5.00 AM to 5.30 AM
7.00 AM to 7.30 AM
8.30 AM to 9.00 AM
10.30 AM to 11.00 AM
4.30 PM to 5.00 PM

Located in Kanipakam Village in Chittoor District, Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is renowned for its self manifested Lord Vinayaka idol. Dedicated to Lord Vinayaka, this temple is one of the most popular Lord Ganesha temples in the country.

It is believed that the main idol of this temple, Lord Vinayaka is self-manifested; hence it is also called with the name of Swayambhu sri varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple. There is a legend behind it. According to the legend behind Sri Vara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, there were three brothers, each suffering with one deformity; one was dumb, another deaf and third one was blind. In spite of the difficulties, they worked on a small piece of land, cultivating it so as to earn their livings. However, one day they when they were trying to get water from well using the Piccota system, they found out that the well had dried up. Hence, one of the brothers started digging the well further. During that process, an iron hit a stone formation. This filled the well with blood. Brothers were shocked with the sight of blood in the well, as they witnessed the sight; their physical disabilities got automatically cured. When the villagers came to know about the miracle, they tried to further deepen the well. In spite of constant trying they couldn’t do it as by then Lord Vinayaka's idol had self manifested itself, emerging out of the water of the well.

It is also believed that the Lord Vinayaka idol at Kanipakam has been growing in size on a daily basis. At present devotees can see up to the abdomen and knees of the Lord Vinayaka. Hence, it is seen that the Lord’s idol has outgrown the armour or kavacham which was offered about 50 years ago by Smt. Lakshmamma.

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple history goes back to 11th century. It is said the temple was built in 11th century, during the reign of Cholas by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola. Later, the original temple was renovated and expanded further during Vijayanagara Dynasty in 13th century.

It is built on the banks of River Bahuda, which also has a legend behind it. According to the legend, Sankha and Likhita, two brothers were going to Kanipakam to seek blessing of the Lord. However, during their journey, the younger brother Likhita, unable to bear his hunger plucked a mango from the mango grove and in spite of his elder brother’s advice ate the fruit. Seeing this, the elder brother informed the King, asking for the rightful punishment to his brother for the sin he had committed. Resultantly, Likhita lost both his hands owing to the punishment given to him. Later, when both the brothers resumed their pilgrimage and went ahead to take a dip in the water of river near Kanipakam, the younger brother regained both his arms. Since then, the river was named as Bahuda, means human arm.

According to another version of the same legend, Lord Vinayaka is the upholder of truth and justice. Bahuda River is considered to be auspicious as the brother Likhita got his hands back which were cut as a punishment. Hence, even today, villagers and devotee take a dip in the holy water of Bahuda River, often to prove their innocence in case of any dispute, the swear in front of the Lord about their truth.

Devotees come for darshan at Sri Kanipakam Vinayaka temple to seek blessing of the Lord for a successful career, business, relationships and education. During the annual 20 days long festival of Brahmotsavam, which starts at Ganesh Chaturthi, the atmosphere of the temples becomes even more ecstatic, filled with piousness of mantras and lord’s blessings. Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple timings are from 4 AM till 9.30 PM.

To reach Kanipakam Vinayaka temple, devotees can travel to the chittoor town, from where it is about 10 km away. The distance between the Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple and Tirupati is close to 80 km. Many devotees plan their journey to cover Tirupati Balaji temple, Vellore Golden Temple and to Kanipakam temple during the same trip.