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Karpaka Vinayakar Temple The Pillaiyar murti adorned in gold kavacham, or armor. Of course I could be wrong. Lovely pictures you have captured, especially that of the family waiting for the Pooja. History records the temple is years old. The Pillaiyar murti adorned in gold kavacham, or armor.

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The presiding deity of the temple is Karpaka Vinayakar. Retrieved from ” https: Have you ever noticed the lovable elephant headed God is always depicted with His trunk curved towards left? Every home celebrating this festival install clay idols of Lord Ganesha.

Pillaiyarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Kovil, Chettinad

We have a lots of Hindu Londoners who perform their ancient rituals in the Vinsyagar, which I think is a lovely blending of the East with the West.

The shrine is again opened at 4PM and is open till 8.

Pillayarpatti Pirivu, Elayatrankudi Pirivu. When I reached I felt slightly disappointed about the long queue to enter it. This temple is most famous for the rock cut Vinayagar Ganesha sitting majestically inside a cave.


History records the temple is years old. Such idols are rare. This temple is the only one in Tamil Nadu which contains a 6 feet rock-cut Pillaiyar deity. I saw this family offering some kind of puja. On the 9th day the car festival and the much celebrated decoration of sandal covering Santha-na-kkappu to Pillaiyar takes place which is of great importance among the devotees.

These stone sculptures state the ancient names of Pillaiyarpatti such as Ekkattoor, Thiruveenkaikkudi, Maruthangudi, and Rajanarayanapuram. Black in Tamil is Karuppu. Several different kinds of puja takes place just outside the temple, but within the complex.

The right side is masculine and is considered hot fiery and aggressive. The lord’s name is Arjunapureeswarar. I do enjoy them so very much, Indrani!! The pictures lvie beautiful.

Karpaga Vinayagar Stock Photos & Karpaga Vinayagar Stock Images – Alamy

It is that time of the year again when Hindus are gearing up for Ganesh Chaturthi Aug 29th, Vinayagarr Chathurthi Ganesh Chathurthi is the temple’s most important festival. Yet another unique feature is: A sculptor called Ekkattur Koon PeruparananIdol carved this mammoth 6 feet tall vinayafar out of a single black stone.

Many hindu idols display feminine side in the idols. Articles containing Tamil-language text Coordinates on Wikidata Articles containing video clips.


I often find Ganesha statues or profiles on so many liive here, but I have never known the history. The image of Pillaiyarpatti Pillaiyar and that of a Siva Lingam were carved out of a stone by a sculptor named Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription, in Tamil Language used between the 2nd and 5th century, found even today in the sanctum.

In London, where I normally live, the archeologists find lots of these terracotta images in the Thames when they carry out archeological digs. That was a very informative post.

Karpaka Vinayakar Temple – Wikipedia

I consider this a good Omen. Shiv-linga has an entire right side is feminine while Lord Krishna idols wear nose ring. I did not know about Ganesha’s trunk. Thiruveesar Shiva is also carved in the rock of this cave. I do appreciate the fact that there are no photographies inside the temple as somehow taking pictures can disturb the sacredness of the place.

Chettinad cuisine Nagarathar Nagarathar Kavadi.