Karpagavinayagar Temple


Karpagavinayagar Temple Overview

Ranked 5 of 13 sightseeing in Chettinad

Karpagavinayagar Temple is located in Pillayarpatti of the Chettinad region. Pillayarpatti is named after the main deity Pillayar or Lord Ganesha and attracts lot of devotees.. This old rock cut temple is patronised by the Pillayarpatti Nagarathar community of Chettinad.

This temple is situated around 71 km away from Madurai and 12 km from Karaikudi. Buses are available on the Thirupathoor-Karaikudi state highway to reach to this temple, which is just 3 km from Kundrakkudi.

The Karpaka Vinayakar in the temple is around 6 ft tall. Apart from the Desi Vinayakar Pillayar, there are also rock cut images of Lord Shiva, Marudankudi Eesar and Vaadaamalar Mangai in this temple. It is believed that this rock cut temple is over 1600 years old. There are over 15 inscriptions within the temple that tell about the age of this temple.

The temple trust maintains around 47 cottages (AC and non-AC cottages) where tourists can stay during their visit to the temple.

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