Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple In Chittoor

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple In Chittoor

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple | History & Timings


Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple is in Kanipakam of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. Kulotunga Chola I, a Chola king, built the Kanipakam temple in the early 11th century. In 1336, the emperors of the Vijayanagara dynasty extended the temple. Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple timings for Sarva darshanam are from 6 AM to 9 PM.

The idol in the temple is growing in size even today. Fifty years ago, a devotee offered Silver armor to Lord Ganesha’s idol, but it doesn’t fit the idol anymore. Now we can see the abdomen and Knees of the idol.

History of Temple:

According to a legend, there were three brothers in a village, and each one had a physical defect viz., deaf, dumb, and blind. They had a small farm through which they earned their livelihood. One of them irrigated the farm by the canal and the other two flushed through the piccata system. One day they find that all the water in the well is dried. Because of that, they cannot draw the water out of the well.

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So one of them decides to dig the well. One of the brothers goes into the well and starts digging and is startled to see the iron implement hitting a stone-like formation and blood oozing out of it. Within seconds the water in the well turns red color. With this religious experience, all three get relieved from physical defects.

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As soon as all the people in the village came to know about wonder, they rushed to the well and started digging more deeper. But all their trials go in vain because of swayambhu idol of God Vinayaka emanated from the twirling waters of the well.

After this, coconuts were offered, and the water that came out of those coconuts covered the entire area. Due to this incident, the area was known as  Kaniparakam and later is it pronounced as ‘Kanipakam’.

Even today, the idol is in that well. Water overflows from it in the rainy season—this holy water the well known as tirtha to the devotees.

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple In Chittoor


Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple In Chittoor

How to reach Kanipaka Vinayak Temple From Tirupati:

  • Direct buses are available to Kaniapaka Vinayaka Temple, 70 km away from Tirupati.
  • Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple is just 12 km away from Chittoor.
  • Trains are also available from Tirupati – Chittoor.
  • Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple opens at 4:00 am and closes at 9:30 pm.

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Timings:

S.No Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Darshans Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Timings
1 Suprabhatham and Bindu Theerthabhishekam 4:00am – 5:00 am
2 Nijaroopa Darshanam 5:00 am – 5:30 am
3 Special Abhishekam 5:30 am – 6:00 am
4 Sarva Darshanam 6:00 am – 7:30 am
5 Ksheerabhishekam 7:30 am – 8:00 am
6 Sarva Darshanam 8:00 am – 9:00 am
7 Special Abhishekam 9:00 am – 10:00am
8 Sarva Darshanam 10:00 am – 11:00 am
9 Special Abhishekam 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
10 Sarva Darshanam 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
11 Nijaroopa Darshanam 04:30 pm – 5:00 pm
12 Pramanaalu 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
13 Suddhi( Cleaning) 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
14 Ksheerabhishekam 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
15 Maha Harathi 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
16 Sarva Darshanam 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
17 Ekantha Seva 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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