Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple Timings:
Monday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Thursday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Friday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Saturday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Sunday – 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple Entry Fee Details:
Aksharabhyasam – Rs.116.00/-
Namakaranam – Rs.116.00/-
Balasara – Rs.116.00/-
Anna Prasana – Rs.116.00/-
Vahana Pooja – Rs.50.00/- to Rs.150.00/-
Sashwatha Kalyanotsavam – Rs.5116.00/-
Sashwatha Unjal Seva – Rs.7500.00/-
Sashwatha Abhishekam – Rs.7500.00/-
Sashwatha Ganapathi Homam – Rs.7500.00/-
Sashwatha Nityarchana – Rs.1516.00/-
Sashwatha Free Prasadam – Rs.1516.00/-
Daily Pooja / Puja / Sevas and 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 and 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 Noon
Phodasa Ganapathi Pooja Before – 12.00 Noon
Poolangi Seva Thursday Only
Moola Mantraarchana – Before 12.00 Noon
Unjala Seva – 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM
Pavalimpu Seva(Ekantha Seva) – 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 and 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 and 4.30 PM to 5.00 PM
About the Temple:
Located in the village of Kanipakam in the district of Chittoor, the temple of Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy is famous for its idol Lord Vinayaka. Dedicated to Lord Vinayaka, this temple is one of Lord Ganesha’s most popular temples in the country.
It is believed that the main idol of this temple, Lord Vinayaka, is self-manifested; Hence the name of Swayambhu sri varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple. There is a story behind the temple. According to the legend behind the temple of Sri Vara Siddhi Vinayaka, there were 3 brothers, One was an dumb, another was deaf, and the third was blind. Despite the difficulties, they worked on a small land for living. However, one day, they tried to recover water using the Piccota system. They discovered that the well had dried up. Therefore, one of the brothers began digging the well further away. During this process, an iron struck a stone formation. That filled the blood well. The brothers were surprised to see the blood in the well, to witness the sight; Its physical disabilities were automatically cured. When the villagers came to know the miracle, they tried to dig deeper into the well. Despite a constant attempt, they could not do it, because the idol of Lord Vinayaka had appeared, emerging from 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 4.00 AM to 9.30 PM.
How to Reach the temple:
To reach Kanipakam Vinayaka temple, devotees can travel to the chittoor town, from where it is about 10 Kilometers away. The distance between the Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple and Tirupati is close to 80 Kilometers.
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Kanipakam Temple Address:
Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 517001.
Kanipakam Temple Distance:
77.5 Kilometers from Tirupati APSRTC Bus Terminus
78 Kilometers from Tirupati Railway station