Manakkula Vinayagar Temple is situated behind the Raj Niwas on the shore of Pondicherry Town
. Dedicated to Lord Ganesh
, the temple is about 500 years old.
The Vinayaka in the sanctum is a majestic figure. There is also a smaller Vinayaka image and that of a serpent helix.
The major festivals held at the temple are Vinayaka Chaturthi
and the 18-day Brahmotsavam