Pillaiyarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Kovil, Chettinad

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34 Responses

  1. DeniseinVA says:

    Hi Indrani, your photos are marvelous and this was a very interesting post. Thank you so much.

  2. Carver says:

    Wonderful shots and interesting post.

  3. TexWisGirl says:

    thanks for the education on the lord ganesha depictions!

  4. very interesting. i'm quite fascinated by the hindu gods.

  5. Sylvia K says:

    Thank you for another beautiful, interesting and informative post about your world!! I do enjoy them so very much, Indrani!!

  6. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely elephant and a beautiful temple.

  7. Stunning architecture doubly beautiful when reflected as in your photograph.

  8. I just noticed that you have written 1000+ posts. Hats off to you.

    Nice pictures. I always why these temples don't clean the pond inside the temple. 🙂

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  10. avirandom says:

    That was a very informative post. Many hindu idols display feminine side in the idols. Shiv-linga has an entire right side is feminine while Lord Krishna idols wear nose ring.
    It is said that the lord is not complete without being feminine

  11. I loved to read the post and the info in it. The pictures were beautiful.It is amazing how much richness does our country hold.

  12. Tuesday in Maharashtra is celebrated as the day of Siddhi Vinayaka and today is Tuesday and you shared this post and the picture of Lord Ganesh. I consider this a good Omen. Thank you Indrani. You made my day auspicious.

  13. Mridula says:

    Before reading your post I didn't even notice that the trunk was curved to a side! Now I will always see which side it is curved towards and will remember this post!

  14. How very interesting. In London, where I normally live, the archeologists find lots of these terracotta images in the Thames when they carry out archeological digs. We have a lots of Hindu Londoners who perform their ancient rituals in the Thames, which I think is a lovely blending of the East with the West. The temple in Tamil Nadu looks amazing. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. All the best, Bonny

  15. Enjoyed the informative post, Indrani! And nice pictures, as always.

  16. Jeevan says:

    Interesting observation on the Idol there! Beautiful capture on the temple and nice reflection

  17. A very interesting post, thankyou.

  18. Interesting … never heard abt this temple …my parents love all religious places and they will be happy to know abt this temple …thanks indrani for sharing 🙂

  19. Very interesting about the trunk! I get the fiery, masculine side is less tolerant of mistakes!! 😀

  20. Nice photos Indrani and thanks for the information provided…never heard of this temple before…

  21. Onkar says:

    Nice write-up and pictures

  22. Nice to know about this temple. 2nd picture is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing

  23. Joyful says:

    Very interesting. The reflective photo is well done!

  24. eileeninmd says:

    Great post, I love the elephant and the pretty temple..The family shot is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

  25. Lovely reflection in the second photo. Ah, now I will look for Ganesh's trunk facing the right!

  26. Lovely photos and very interesting read! You have taught me many new things through this post!

  27. It's really interesting. I often find Ganesha statues or profiles on so many place here, but I have never known the history. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Reader Wil says:

    There is so much to learn about India, fortunately there are many bloggers from your country, who tell about the Indian deities. Thanks!
    Wil, ABCW. Team.

  29. Priyashi says:

    Lovely Photos and very nice read Indrani. Loved the post…:)

  30. Great Info ! thanks for sharing 🙂

  31. Informative. Loved that photo of the family offering the Pooja.

  32. Bibi says:

    Very interesting post. I did not know about Ganesha's trunk. But in your photo, is his trunk turned to 'our' left or to his 'right'? Would it be pointing to the masculine or feminine side in your photo?

  33. RNSANE says:

    How very interesting! I am not Hindu but, after living in India, off and on, for over a year now, I am beginning to know your gods and Ganesha is special to me. I always pray to him to help me overcome any obstacles to my return to this country that I love.

    I wish I could visit this temple. There are still so many places in India that I want to go but my retirement pension barely covers flying here and back!! I live vicariously through your wonderful posts.

  34. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Lord Ganesha here is with two arms, else where in other temples Ganesha idol is featured with 4 arms. Nice information about the sacred place .