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Nandrudayan Vinayaga Temple

Nandrudayan Vinayaga Temple is located in Devadhanam, on the East Boulevard Road, in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, this ancient temple enshrines a five-foot tall idol of Nandrudayan Vinayagar as the presiding deity. The deity is seen adorned in a Naghabharanam around his waist, and has a Naganandhi facing him at the eastern entrance of the temple.

Nandrudayan Vinayaga Temple is famous for the Adi Vinayaga Granite idol depicting Lord Ganesha with his original divine face without the usual elephantine head and the trunk. The four-foot tall Adi Vinayagar idol is installed in a separate shrine close to the sanctum sanctorum.

The temple also features idols of Adi Shankaracharya, Sage Veda Vyasa, Goddess Gayatri, Sadashiva Brahmendra and Saint Pattinathar. Other deities worshipped here include Lord Muruga, Navagrahas, Goddess Durga and Lord Ayyappa.

Special pujas are performed for Adi Vinayagar on Thursdays.

It is said that the 7th century Tamil savant Sambandar had praised the presiding deity in one of his pathigams.

Nandrudayan Vinayaga Temple organizes a music festival every year. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine every year.

Bhoologanathaswami Temple, Veerasoora Mahakaliamman Temple and Nandrudayan Temple situated nearby are worth visiting.

Updated on 13th January, 2016
District: Tiruchirapalli
Location: East Boulevard Road


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