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Kanipakam - Varasidhi Vinayaka Temple

Kanipakam is a popular pilgrimage destination. It is home to the Kanipakam <>bVarasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple was built in the early 11th century by King Kulathunga Chola I and later on it was expanded during the Vijayanagara Dynasty rule.

Kanipakam Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • Dedicated to Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy
  • The ancient temple was built in the early 11th century by King Kulathunga Chola I
  • Idol resting in the well and there is a perennial spring that flows from the well
  • Self-manifested idol growing in size
  • The holy water from the well is given to devotees
  • A big temple tank
  • Sri Manikanteswara Samy Devasthanam(Shivalayam)
  • Sri VaradaRajaSwamy Devasthanam

Where is Kanipakam

Kanipakam town is located in Irala Mandal in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 517131.

How to Reach

Kanipakam town is located 11km away from Chittoor.

  • Distance From: Chennai - 174 km, Bangalore - 179 km, Tirupati - 68 km
  • Nearest Airport: Tirupati
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kanipakam
  • Nearest Railway Station: Chittoor
  • Transport:

    Kanipakam is well connected by buses from Chittoor and Tirupati. Chittoor is the major railway station near to Kanipakam.

Where to Stay

Devasthanam Choultries available at Kanipakam. Budget to luxury hotels available at Chittoor city.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer because weather will be hot.

Temple Festivals & Events

The temple is also renowned for its festivities, which are celebrated with a lot of fervor. The Brahmotsavams Festival is a 21-day long festival that is celebrated every year. It begins on Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chavithi. This festival usually falls in the month of August or September. It attracts people from all corners of Andhra Pradesh who descend to Kanipakam to offer prayers and pay homage. During the 21 days, the self-manifested idol appears in a different avatar everyday.

Daily Seva & Darshan Timings

  • Suprabatham, Binduteerthaabishekham (4.00 A.M to 5.00 A.M)
  • Paalabhishekam (7.30 A.M to 8.00 A.M ,12.30 P.M to 1.00 P.M, 2.00PM to 2.30PM , 3.30PM to 4.00 PM and 5.45PM to 6.15 PM)
  • SankataHaraGanapati Vratham (9.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon)
  • Special Abhishekam (5.30AM to 6.00AM, 9.00A.M to 10.00A.M , 11.00A.M to 12.00 noon,1.00PM to2.00PM and 6.15PM to 7.15PM)
  • Pavalimpu Seva (EkanthaSeva) (9.30 P.M to 10.00 PM)
  • Nithya Kalyanotshavam (11.00 AM to 12.00 PM)
  • Vunjala Seva (6.30 PM to 7.30 PM)
  • Nijaroopa Darshan (Morning 5.00 to 5.30,7.00 to 7.30,8.30 to 9.00,10.30 to 11.00 and Evening 4.30 to 5.00)

Ticket Poojas:

  • Ganapathi Homam (9.00AM to 12.00 Noon)
  • Ganapathi Modaka Pooja (Before 12.00 Noon)
  • Ganapathi Sahasra Namarchana (10.00 A.M to 11.00 Noon , 1.00 P.M to 1.30 P.M , 3.30 P.M to 4.00 P.M & 6.00 P.M to 6.30 P.M)
  • Ganapathi Patra Pooja (Before 12.00 Noon)
  • Shodasa Ganapathi Pooja (Before 12.00 Noon)
  • Moola Mantraarchana (Before 12.00 Noon)
  • Polangi Seva (Every Thursday)

Traveller Precautions

People generally plan Kanipakam along with their Tirupati tour.

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