Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the main Hindu festivals. It celebrates the birth of Ganesh, the famous elephant-headed god, son of Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati. Ganesh is supposed to have been born on Shukla Chaturthi (the fourth day of the waxing moon) of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (mid-August to mid-September). Ganesh symbolises, Read More

The village of Pillaiyarpatti boasts a famous temple dedicated to the elephant-headed god Ganesha, worshipped as the embodiment of wisdom. Karpaka Vinayakar or Desi Vinayaka Pillaiyar is a 1600-year-old cave temple. It is dedicated to Vinayaka (“incomparable leader”), one of the forms of the god Ganesha. Vinayaka is also called Karpaga Vinayakar because he, Read More

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