Vinayaka Temple or Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple of Ganesha. It is located in Kanipakam in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India.This historic temple is in Kanipaakam in Irala Mandal, Chittoor District. It is about 11 km from Chittoor town.
The temple was constructed in the early 11th century CE by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola I and was expanded further in 1336 by the Emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty.
The annual Brahmotsavam commences from Ganesh Chaturthi. It goes on for 20 days with all traditional pomp and gaiety. The utsavamurthi (Festive idol) is taken out in procession on all the days colourfully decked on different vahanams (Carriages). The soulful participation of the devotees is praise worthy. The float festival attracts pilgrims from all over the country.
Darshan And Sevas:
Suprabatha Seva (5.00 A.M to 5.30 A.M):
Rs.25/-, One person will be allowed.
Sahasranamarchana (5.30 A.M to 6.00 A.M):
Rs.50/-, This is done on everyday except on Thursday.
Thomalaseva (6.30 A.M to 7.00 A.M):
Rs.50/-, This is done Only on Thursdays.One person will be allowed.
NityaKalyanam (Everyday 10.30 A.M Onwards):
Rs.516/-, 2 persons will be allowed. The Devotees will be given 5 laddus and 250 gm pulihora.
Snapana Thirumanjanam (MahaAbhishekam) (Every Fridays):
Rs.516/- One person or couple will be allowed. The Devotees will be given 5 laddus and 250 gm pulihora.
SudarshanHomam (7.00 A.M to 8.00 A.M):
Rs.300/-, One person or couple will be allowed.
Sri Satyanarayan Swamy Vari Vratham (Between 9.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon):
Rs.125/-, One person or couple will be allowed.
How to Reach:
You can reach chittoor by air, rail or road.
There are trains that travel via Katpadi or tirupati, but do not touch Chittoor. In such cases, Katpadi (just 35km from Chittoor) or Tirupati (70 km from Chittoor), are convenient points to alight. From Katpadi/Tirupati, you can reach Chittoor by train or bus.