Kanipakam Vinayak Temple

About Kanipakam Vinayak Temple:

KANIPAKAM: “KANI” means one and a quarter land and, “PAKAM ” means the flow of water into the land i.e., irrigation. This temple has a legend which runs as follows in brief. There are three Handicapped brothers Dumb, Deaf and Blind and all the three used to live by cultivating a small piece of land. While so, when two of them were engaged in padding to lift water through a channel to their wet land, after some time they came to know that water in the well was over. One person got into the well in order to deepen the well, with a weapon, it hit a rock. There he observed that the blood coming out from the stone and with the result whole water was turned into a red color. At very short, it was while all the three persons got rid of their.

But when they tried to dig the well in depth they could not find the full figure of ‘VINAYAKA SWAMY’ and realized that it was a “SWAYAMBHU IDOL” of SWAMY VINAYAKA and their joy knew no bounds. Ultimately they offered many coconuts with all prayers modesty kneeling before the SWAMY VAARI idol and offered “MANGALAHARATHI” etc. They declared the idol as “SWAYAMBHU” and tendered a number of coconuts. These coconut water flew into the channel to a distance of more than one and a quarter acres. The indication of this was recognized as KANIPARAKAM – ultimately called KANIPAKAM which is the Tamil Transcended (Derived) word. Afterwards a small temple was built around the VINAYAKA SWAMY VAARU It is not clearly known when the temple was built. But According to the history in Vogue the temple was said to be constructed 1000 years ago. Even today, we can see the well surrounding the “SWAMY”, which is always flowing with water. During the rainy season, water will overflow.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Kanipakam, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Tirupati Airport

The nearest Airport Tirupati Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Tirupati Airport to Kanipakam Vinayak Temple is 81.2Kms

Railway Station: Chittoor Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Chittoor Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Chittoor Railway Station to Kanipakam Vinayak Temple is 11.5kms

Bus Stand: Chittoor Bus Station

The nearest Bus Stand is Chittoor Bus Station . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Chittoor Bus Station to Kanipakam Vinayak Temple is 14.9Kms

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