kanipakam vinayaka temple

kanipakam vinayaka temple was constructed in the early 11th century by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola I and was expanded further in 1336 by the Emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty. Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple, the idol is still growing in size! At present we can see the knees and the abdomen of the idol. An ardent devotee had offered a Silver ‘Kavacham’ (armour) to The Lord Ganesh fifty years ago, but today it is out of size and doesn’t fit the idol,

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Sthala Purana (history of this place)

Once upon a time there lived 3 farmers with physical deformities and they were dumb, deaf and blind by birth. They owned a piece of land. In olden days water was drawn from the well by way of Piccota system. As one of them used to irrigate the field through the channels, the other two used to ply on the piccota. On one such operation they found that the water in the well got dried up and they could no longer pull water out of the well.

One of them got into the well and started digging it up. He was taken aback to see the iron implement hitting a stone like formation. Later, the farmer was shocked to see blood oozing out from it. Within a few seconds the entire water in the well turned blood red in color. Thus, startled by this divine experience all the three became normal getting rid of their deformities.

As soon as the villagers came to know this miracle, they thronged to the well and tried to deepen the well further. But their attempt proved futile because the ‘Swayambhu’ idol (self manifested) of Lord Vinayaka emerged from the swirling waters of the well.

After this miracle, coconuts were offered and the thirtham from the coconuts covered the entire area. This led to the modification in the usage of the word ‘Kaniparakam’ and was later pronounced as ‘Kanipakam’.

Even today the idol is in the original well and the springs of the well are perennial and eternal. During the rainy season, the holy water from the well overflows even today. The holy water from the well is offered to the devotees as Tirtham (Holy water).

How to reach Kanipaka Vinayaka Temple from Tirupati?

1) A.P.S.R.T.C runs direct buses to Kanipakam e which is about 70 Km from Tirupati.

2) Even devotees can reach the temple from Chittoor it is 12 km.

3) Trains are available from Tirupati – Chittoor but with less frequency and from Chittoor Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple is easily reachable.

4) Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Opening Timings: 4:00 am – 9:30 pm

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Timings

S.NoKanipakam Vinayaka Temple Darshan TimingsKanipakam Vinayaka Temple Timings
1Suprabhatham and Bindu Theerthabhishekam4:00 am – 5:00 am
2Nijaroopa Darshanam05: 00 am – 05:30 am
3Special Abhishekam05:30 am – 06:00 am
4Sarva Darshanam06:00 am – 07:30 am
5Ksheerabhishekam07:30 am – 08:00 am
6Sarva Darshanam08:00 am – 09:00 am
7Special Abhishekam09:00 am – 10:00 am
8Sarva Darshanam10:00 am – 11:00 am
9Special Abhishekam11:00 am – 12:00 pm
10Sarva Darshanam12:00 pm – 04:30 pm
11Nijaroopa Darshanam04:30 pm – 05:00 pm
12Pramanaalu05:00 pm – 05:30 pm
13Suddhi ( Cleaning)05:30 pm – 05:45 pm
14Ksheerabhishekam05:45 pm – 06:15 pm
15Maha Harathi06:15 pm – 06:45 pm
16Sarva Darshanam06:45 pm – 09:00 pm
17Ekantha Seva09:00 pm – 09:30 pm

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Kanipakam Temple

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  1. Iam interested to do the Ganapathy homam kindly advice me the timings & cost

  2. How to come from cennai

    • Dear Sir,
      There are 2 routes. Chennai -> Tiruvallur -> Tiruttani -> Sholingur -> Ponnai -> Chittoor -> Kanipakam

  3. Hello sir,

    Me , my husband and my mother iin law are visiting kanipakam on Oct 3rd. We want to perform Sankatahara ganipati vratam. Please guide us about it.

  4. Hello sir,
    Is ganapathi Homam and other sevas performed during the brahmotsavam? We are coming to Kanipakam on 22/9/16. Please advise.

  5. I want to name my daughter namkranm can I conduct there

  6. M S Chandrasekaran

    Dear sir,
    We are about 12 persons planning to leave Chennai on 14th instant and on our way to Horsely hills. We would like to have dharshan of Kanipakkam Vinayagar enroute. How do we go about having dharshan. All your sevas are talking about admission to one or two persons only and hence the query.

  7. Hi Sir,

    How about the accommodation there? I saw TTD guest house is there. How to book it?


  8. Sir, Can we book tickets online for nijaroopa darshan?

    • HI Madam,

      There is no online bookings for kanipakam you can get tickets one day before or same day itself you will get.


  9. Is any event was held on December 2016 with 11 members of priests for ganapathy

  10. Hi Sir/Madam,

    I want to perform sudharshana homam in Kanipakam Sri varadaraja Swamy temple.
    Can you please let me know the procedure to book Seva.

  11. Dear Sir ,
    I want to donate money Rs4000/- to Sr Varasiddi Vinayaka Swamy Kanipakam please send address to whom to send or send bank a/c details

  12. procedure to book tickets and mode of payment for special darshan between 10 am and 11am Awaiting your instructions .

  13. how much distance in chittoor to kanipakam
    room facility avalibli in any time

    • HI Madam,

      kanipakam is 12 kms away from the chitoor and for further details you can contact 9393939150


  14. there in any special dharshan for physically handicapped persons

  15. Hi sir,
    We want do homam pooja, how can I book tickets, we are from Hyderabad.
    Please. Guide us sir.

  16. Is there a facility for returning to Tirupati from kanipakam

    • Hi Sir,

      yes buses are available if you are planning for any private vehicles then you can contact at 9393939510 for any assistance


  17. Hello sir,
    Tell me the process of booking Sankata Hara chaturthi ticket on coming DEC 6 th.

  18. Would u please tell us about timing of vratham sir

  19. How to come from chennai?

  20. We would like to perform abhishekam to lord ganesha. Kindly let us know the auspicious day to perform abhishekam this week. Also let usbknow the charges for complete abhishekam

    • HI Madam,

      On arrival you can get the tickets at temple sir and depends upon the types of abhishekam cost will vary


  21. Sir,
    Nameste, Pl. intimate the Annadanam Donation particulars and it mode of payment. i

    With regards,
    Bhavani Shankar,

    • HI Sir,

      On arrival inpersonally you need to donate the amount at office,there is no online transactions at kanipakam.


  22. dear Sir i want to plan todo my daughter’s marriage on march 30th in kanipakam temple. is this possible, there is any devasthanam owned cottages or marriage halls available?, pls reply sir

  23. Hi sir There is online booking for special Darshan on Saturday by 4:am

  24. Alamanda Balaram

    Dear sir,
    I wish to offer pooja/homam to ” Sankata mochana ganesh” for three months . Please send me the details of payments etc.

    I am staying at Hyderabad.


  25. I want to offer 108 coconuts in Kanipakam, is there any specific place to break/offer the coconuts. If yes please tell me the place and landmark if any

    Thank you..

  26. HI Sir,

    You can contact at 9393939510 for further details


  27. I’m planning to do Anna Prasana for my son on 19/03/2018.

    Please let me know the timings and tickets availability please.

  28. Mr.Vitthal Kudalkar

    I want to donate some amount let me know how I can send money.

  29. Can you tell me the temple open timings on sunday

  30. Sir may I know the timings of akshrabhyasam and where it is performed in temple permises on 25th of this month.. Kindly reply sir

  31. Sir, may I know the timings for performing Akshata abhyasam?

  32. Sir please tell me transport between Pakala Railway Station to kanipakam temple

  33. sudhakaraReddy Gudala

    Please tell me ganapathy Homan timings, online booking available or not

    • HI Sir,

      there is no online bookings for kanipakam so on arrival you can get the tickets to perform homam


  34. Hi sir,
    I would like to know whether I can have darahan and homam performed on July 27, 2018. Since there is a Chandragrahan on that day from 3pm, I want to know will the temple be open in the morning or not.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      yes it will be opened in the morning. please call 9393939150 for further queries,
      Thank you

  35. Please let us know Online Donation Details.. Matter Urgent..

  36. Hi
    Please tell me the darshan timings on lunar eclipse july 27th 2018ie., Friday…Thanks in advance

  37. M.Vaigundamoorthi

    Hi Sir,
    In kanipakam vinayagar temple,vidhya arambham will do? What timing Sir?

    Thanks sir

    • HI sir,

      yes aksharabyasam is available and timings are 9 am to 12 pm so you can plan accordingly


  38. Wether Ganapathi homage will be performed for attaining mantra siddhi. If yes please let me know timings.

  39. Vidwan Bharggavz siddanthy

    I am not touching history of temple as maximum people knows. I wish to say everybody who is HINDU must try to visit this temple during his life as it is SWAYAMBHU, ANCIENT. STRONG HISTORICAL temple. moreover upto recent past and even now none will lie in this temple and they will repent for the lies committed by them .moreover, god ganesha will bless us with best wishes. the procedure of SATYA PRAMANAMS are still going on which is high light to this temple. many public in general return back from TIRUPATHY without visiting this temple may be due to lack proper fecilities and some other reasons. I request KVSV temple authrorities to foc us on this point. more over I request temple committee to reduce the rates of certain homams,yagjnams,important issues to attract the devotees. from vidwan bhargava siddanthy,m.a 6(sastras) hyderabad

  40. Hello sir,
    We would like to visit temple on April 2019.

    Planning to reach temple by evening, and staying at kanipakam.

    So please let me know about any good accommodation facilities provided by temple management, and how to book it.

    After Suprabha darshan on next day morning, we would like to move to Tirupati.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      YOu need to book in advance for booking accommdoation in kanipakam please contact 9393939150.
      Thank you.

  41. How can I get accommodation for one night and what is the time of abhishekam and cost of 2 persons milk provided or separately we provide

  42. Sir,

    please tell me how to book palabhishekam seva tickets online. The temple website becomes under constructions.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You need to get directly on arrival for more details please contact 9393939150.
      Thank you.

  43. Ramachander Rao KV-

    Can Homam be done with out coming there if there is urgency?

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      No sir not possible you need to perform that directly on arrival only .
      Thank you.

  44. Sir ,
    Plese tell me KALA SARPA DOSHA POOJA
    kanipakam lo kuda chesthara
    Leka only SRIKALAHASTHI temple lone chesukovlanna plese tell me SIR …….

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can check with your priest where you want to perform the pooja.
      Thank you .