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Karpaga Vinayakar

Pillayarpatti Pillayar

A majestic six foot idol of Lord Ganesha, an exact replica of Pillayarpatti Pillayar, was instated in a temporary housing. The task of constructing a glorious temple was entrusted to one of the famous stapathis (temple architect) of Tamil Nadu. While the work of consecrating the temple was in full swing, Ganesha’s poojas were carried out ceremoniously. Apart from daily poojas, abishekams and unique alankarams were performed on all auspicious days such as Sankatahara Chaturthi, nine days of Navarathri, and more.

Within nine months, a striking temple was built and the area surrounding the temple was given an astounding face lift. The dry barren land was transformed into a green paradise with a royal House for the Lord. The meteoric rise of the temple and the surroundings was beyond the realm of the human mind; there was a Divine Hand at play. A Silver Kavacham for the full idol was also readied for the grand occasion.

January 26, 2011 witnessed the Kumbabishekam of Karpaga Vinayakar in a very grand fashion. Just like an icing on the cake, the special occasion was made even more memorable by the presence and grace of Thavathiru Balamurugan Adimai, a spiritual seer and founder of the famous hillock temple of Lord Muruga at Ratnagiri.


Karpaga Vinayaka of Ganeshpuri is adorned with splendid alankarams on various days. He takes the form of a Samasthi God just like Lord Balaji of Tirupathi. All seven days are auspicious for seeking Lord Ganesha’s blessings.

It would be hard to believe that He was decorated in Indian tricolor flag – Bharat Ganesha on Independence day, as a school student during Navarathri, and much more.

Special Occasions

On Sankata Chathurthi, an auspicious day for Vinayakar and which succeeds the full moon day every month, Abishekams and special poojas are performed. Devotees throng the temple on this day to participate in the pooja. All pooja articles are neatly packed and distributed free of charge. Different varieties of Prasadam are offered to the deity and distributed free to the devotees. There is absolutely no charge for participating in any of the poojas. In fact, one cannot even find a Hundial in the temple.


Vinayakar in Gold Kavacham
Contact Details and Hours

Sree Ramarajya
Off Vandalur Road, Kelambakkam
Tamil Nadu – 603103, India
Phone: +91-44-2741 4000; +91-44-2741 4877

Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 AM and 4 – 8 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 6 AM – 12 PM and 4 – 8 PM

No Donation. No Fee.

What makes Sree Ramarajya most unique is that “no donation or fee of any kind is accepted”. Whether it is carrying the Palanquin, drawing the Silver Chariot, participating in the monthly Thiruvonam Laksha Deepam event, or any other pooja, everything is free of cost.