Vijaya Vinayaka Temple is situated at Madikeri
in Kodagu District
, about 252 km from Bangalore
. The temple houses an impressively decorated idol of Lord Ganesh
, widely known here as Vijaya Vinayaka. The shrine also features a 30 ft long monolithic pillar.
Devotees offer flowers, coconuts and other spiritual offerings to the deity and receive prasad.
Madikeri is well connected by road to Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore. The nearest airport is at Mangalore, 136 km away. The nearby railway stations are Mangalore and Mysore (120 km).