Among the 108
mandirs, the Pattathu Vinayakar mandir situated at the Adivaram, at the
step route is very important. And he is very powerful. Soulful prayers offered
fetch manifold blessings both instantly, or in the long run. Hence every devotee
pays homage, offers ritualistic puja and receives prasad to be taken home, as
the most auspicious one. As thousands and thousands offer camphor harati, the
camphor flame does not get extinguished. It burns all the 24 hours, mirroring
the magnetic charm this short statures, potbellied and elephant faced Lord is
exercising on the devotees.
Beware of his anger; if indifference is shown,
punishment awaits you. Has not Paramasiva his own father tasted the effect of
his anger before the Tripurantaka samhara? So do bow to him and proceed. And be
sure, you will have graceful, easeful, peaceful climb, ensuring a full, grand
eyeful darsan of Muruga his younger brother.