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Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Pillayarpatti...
Chidambaram... Yelthur...
Kundrakudi... Marudamalai...
Mailam... Vadapalani...
Madras... Dindigul...
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Although the mush-room growth of temples for all the adorable deities of all denominations of the Hindu Pantheon, vying with the meteoric rise of Dindigul's industrial progress, it has neither eclipsed, nor blotted out the glory of this tiny Vinayaka temple lying in the Manikunda area, throbbing with business and spiritual activities round the clock, as it were. Popular as Velli Vinayakar Koil, this shrine is infinitely insignificant as regards the architectural or sculptural adornments, when compared with the ancient and well-developed Abhirami temple situated just about 500 metres behind this most frequented temple.

Lying at the cross roads, and next to a great land mark of the clock tower once Manikundu, this small shrines. portal is so small and low-built that one has to bend his head to reach his holy feet. Even the portal bends the heads of the adorers and teaches them humility due. The garbha griha is so narrow and insufficient that only one can enter and pray with ashes poured over his head, as it is the age-old tradition in practice.

After offering Vibhuti and applying it to forehead, one has to come back quick backwards to allowing the waiting bhaktas in a queue, as a matter of fact. It is something like a door less temple obliging access at all hours. The devotees deem him most auspicious and potent God conferring nothing without visiting this tiny temple and invoking his grace. Nityanaimithika worship is offered with great devotional fervor. It is under a tree, and around it there are many adorable gods, but all in the open topless shrines. It is a miss-not shrine of great significance. Though unostentatious, the temple claims greater number of devotees than any temple in the town, as it is kept open twenty four hours and three hundred and sixty five days , it is second to none, but to itself.

It lies at Manikundu, the busiest part of Dindigul of Tamilnadu, accessible by walk or cycle rickshaw.


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