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Pillayarpatti

The popular abode of Lord Vignesh

Pillayarpatti

Pillayarpatti is a small village situated in Sivagangai district between Pudukottai and Karaikudi. Pillayarpatti is famous for its magnificient temple of Lord Ganesh.

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Karpaga Vinayagar Kovil

Vinayak, the God of Victory is the main deity here in the name Karpaga Vinayakar. This temple is the only one in TamilNadu which deserves pride for having a 6 feet  rock-cut Vinayak idol. The Thumbikai of Lord Ganesh is curled towards his right side and so the God is also known as Valampuri Vinayakar. The larger inner shrine with its splendid sculptures make the people wonder on the first sight.

 

Besides this Ganesh image, there are many other images of deities carved out of rocks. One of them is Thiruveesar, a Siva Lingam. Other gods presiding in this temple are Marudankudi Eesar and Vaadaamalar Mangai. Every day five poojas are offered to the God.

 

In front of the temple is a large beautiful teppakulam(tank) and it serves the water needs of the temple devasthanam. The temple has two splendid Rajagopurams. There are many inscriptions found in this temple which tell us the history of this ancient architecture.

 

The maintenance of the temple premises is also a major reason for drawing people here and all the glory belongs to the Chettiar community who have renovated the entire temple and taken care of it.

 

The festivals Ganesh Chathurthi & Karthigai are celebrated here in a grand manner.

Ganesh Chathurthi is celebrated as a 10 day festival with flag hoisting. During this festive season, Lord Ganesh is taken on a procession in his Mooshika Vahana. The Car festival on the 9th day and Theerthavari on the 10th day draws millions of people from all over the nation and the State Government arranges for special buses every year. 'Thiruvaathirai' is also celebrated here in the Tamil month of Margazhi. Another 10 day festival honouring the Goddess Kongu Nachiamman is celebrated in the month of Vaigasi.

 

The other places to be seen near Pillaryarpatti include Gokarneswarar temple in Pudukottai, the hill temple of Shanmuganathar at Kunnakudi, Kaallaiyar Koil, Madapuram & Pattamangalam.