About Kanipakam Vinayaka Swamy Temple:
The temple of Kanipakam Vinayaka was built in the early 11th century by King Chola Kulothunga Chola I and the temple expanded in 1336 by the emperors of the Vijayanagara dynasty. Kanipakam Vinayaka temple, the idol continues to grow in size! At this moment we can see the knees and the abdomen of the idol. An ardent devotee had offered Lord Ganesha a silver Kavacham (armor) 50 years ago, but today it is out of size and does not fit the idol.
Kanipakam Vinayaka Swamy Temple History / Story:
Once upon a time there were three farmers suffering from physical deformities and they were dumb, deaf and blind by birth. They had a lot. In ancient times, water was extracted from the well through the Piccota system. As one of them used to irrigate the field through the channels, the two others played in the piccota. In one of these operations, they discovered that well water had dried out and that they could no longer draw water from the well.
One of them entered the well and began digging it up. He was surprised to see the iron tool hit a stone in formation. Later, the farmer was surprised to see blood coming out of him. In a few seconds, all the water in the well became red like blood. Therefore, surprised by this divine experience, the three became normal by getting rid of their deformities.
As soon as the villagers knew this miracle, they piled into the well and tried to go further into the well. But his attempt was useless because Lord Vinayaka’s self-manifesting idol Swayambhu emerged from the turbulent waters of the well.
After this miracle, coconuts were offered and thirtham coconut covered the whole area. This led to a change in the use of the word “Kaniparakam” and was later pronounced as “Kanipakam”.
Even today, the idol is in the original well and the well sources are eternal and eternal. During the rainy season, the holy water of the well still overflows. The holy water of the well is offered to devotees like Tirtham (holy water).
Sri Kanipakam Vinayaka Swamy Temple Timings:
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM Suprabhatham and Bindu Theerthabhishekam
5: 00 AM – 5:30 AM Nijaroopa Darshanam
5:30 AM – 6:00 AM Special Abhishekam
6:00 AM – 7:30 AM Sarva Darshanam
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Ksheera Abhishekam
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Sarva Darshanam
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Special Abhishekam
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sarva Darshanam
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Special Abhishekam
12:00 Noon – 4:30 PM Sarva Darshanam
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Nijaroopa Darshanam
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pramanaalu
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM Suddhi (Temple Cleaning)
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM Ksheera Abhishekam
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM Maha Harathi
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM Sarva Darshanam
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM Ekantha Seva
Free Darshan and other Darshans is not available while Abhishekam, Palabhishekam, Nijaroopa Darshan, Maha Harathi, Pramanalu and Temple Cleaning hours.
Kanipakam Vinayaka Swamy Temple Opening and Closing Timings: 4:00 AM – 9:30 PM
How to reach Kanipaka Vinayaka Temple
Andhrapradesh run APSRTC buses are available directly from Tirupati/Tirumala to Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple.
Chittoor APSRTC bus stand is just 12 km to the temple.
Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Address:
Sri Swayambhu Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh 517131
Phone: 085732 81540