Karpaga Vinayagar Temple

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Karpaka Vinayagar Temple Shrine at Pillayarpatti near Karaikkudi at one of the oldest Cave Temples (Rock Cut) temples of Tamilnadu. This temple is nearly 1600 years old. 

Karpaka Vinayagar or Desi Vinayaka Pillaiyar is the presiding deity here, and he is portrayed with two arms and a trunk curled towards his right in the valampuri mode. This 6 feet tall mammoth image of Ganesha is a bas relief in an excavated cave, off of a hill in the precincts of the temple

Significance of Karpaka Vinayagar Temple

As Vinayagar satisfies the wishes of his devotees like Karpagam tree (Kalpavriksha Tree), he is also known "Karpaga Vinayagar"

Here Lord Vinayaga appears with 2 hands unlike in other places where he is seen with 4 hands. Also he is seen seated without Pasam and Ankusham, with his legs folded and stomach not touching the Asanam in the form of "Artha Padma" Asanam.

The word Vinayaga means "Incomparable Leader" Devotees worshipping Valamburi Vinayagar seated facing towards north, will be blessed with all wealth. Chanting of sacred mantrams by the student learning Vedas and agamas in the Vedaagama School create a divine atmosphere.

Karpaka Vinayagar Temple Festivals

Ganesh Chaturti is celebrated in grand manner where a ten day celebration brings much gaiety to this temple town.


  • The Price of the Puja includes service charges, prasad, packing and courier cost and any other incidental charges
  • We are not agent of any temple, our representative will perform the puja on your behalf and collect the prasadam.
  • You will receive the prasadam within 30 days