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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry

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During your visit to Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, observe as thousands of pilgrims come to praise the god Ganesa and to cleanse their spirits. Learn about the temple's turbulent history, including several attempts by the French to destroy the building, all of which were fortunately halted by fervent protests from the Hindu population. As you enter abundantly decorated halls, notice the 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs) engraved golden chariot made entirely with devotees' donations. Shops surround the temple, so you can purchase a souvenir to remind you of your visit. By using our Pondicherry online trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and other attractions in Pondicherry.
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  • Its very big but neat and clean and when we visited it was less crowd so we had very beautiful darshan, Interior is amazing to see. 
    Its very big but neat and clean and when we visited it was less crowd so we had very beautiful darshan, Interior is amazing to see.  more »
  • Temple timings in the morning are 4:45am to 12:30pm in the morning and again they will open in the evening. But they will pause dharshan after 12pm for around 30 minutes to perform harathi and... 
    Temple timings in the morning are 4:45am to 12:30pm in the morning and again they will open in the evening. But they will pause dharshan after 12pm for around 30 minutes to perform harathi and...  more »
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  • It's such a beautiful and devotional place of worship. I felt divine upon visiting this wonderful temple. It was almost a moving(emotional) experience. For a North Indian person, this temple is one of its kind devotional experience. The temple is really very BEAUTIFUL. One feels a lot of calm upon entering inside the temple. Various idols and sculptures of Lord Ganesh and several other Gods is present there. One feels really positive and refreshed after visiting the temple.
  • It's very huge Lord Ganesha Mandir. The entire premises are very neat and clean. You will definitely get mental peace here inside the premises. My experience is that I was forced to come out of the premises cause we were getting late.

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