Karpaka vinayagar temple – popular rock cut cave temple in Tamil Nadu
Karpaka vinayagar kovil, famous for celebrating ganesh chathurthy and vaikasi festival
Karpaka vinayagar kovil located at pillayarpatti of tamilnadu state, the prime deity of the temple is lord muruga which is rock cut cave temple, the rock cut images of lord shiva and muruga are the prime attraction of karpaka vinayagar kovil. this is one of the ancient temples in south which built during 4th century by the pandya kings. the prime deity installed in a cave which is 6 feet carved. it has two temple towers and a grand vimana. it says that the devotees who pray to karpaka vinaygar will get wealth and prosperity. the main deity is installed in the form of padmasana. Tiruveesar is a Shiva Lingam is a main sub deity. other deities in the temple include Marudankudi Eesar and his consort Vaadaamalar Mangai.
Ganesha chathurthy is the grand festival hosts at karpaka vinayagar kovil, which is usually falls in august or september months lasts for 10 days.each day of the vinayaka chathurthy celebration the prime deity deity taken out from the sanctum sanatorium and then for the procession. vaikasi festival is another main festival hold here annually. vaikasi festival is also conducts 10 days. margazhi thiruvadirai is a mass festival at karpaka vinayagar kovil which celebrates for lord shiva. there are lot of devotees reach here every year to achieve the blessings of vinayaga, who is the for most among hindu deities.
It is easy to access to the temple by road, rail and airport. the nearest airport at madurai which is about 82 km away and the next nearest airport is at thiruchirappalli is about 86 km from the destination. the nearest rail head and the bus stand at karaikudi which is 8 km away.
Address: Koothadipatti, Pillayarpatti, Tamil Nadu 630207
Phone: 04577 264 240
morning- 6.00 am to 1.00 pm
evening- 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm