One of the best place in Pondicherry, the wall carvings are amazing and the temple is excellent maintained and run.
I love to go to this temple, maybe for Lakshmi (the temple elephant) even more than the temple itself, though it is a good temple. If you are a Hindu, be sure to go in for darshan. Lakshmi stands outside the temple from 4pm until 7:30 or 8pm. You can give her a coin or buy a little bundle of... More
I respect the religiosity and sentiment evoked in locals/ Hindus by this temple dedicated to Ganesh. And it certainly has a legend to boast about, having survived the French attempts to destroy it. But there's really not much to see there and the atmosphere lacks spirituality during busy times as the place is so small. The Ashram, around the corner,... More
Visited in the morning and wandered inside admiring the many Ganesha idols. Then came back in the afternoon to meet Laksma the temple elephant who blessed me on the forehead with her gentle smooth trunk. Amazing lifetime experience that will keep me smiling well into old age when I cant travel anywhere anymore :)
I have been visiting this Pillayar since 1997. Really a beautiful temple and generates piety in you. A must for any Hindu devotee.does not take much time or money to go into sanctum and for performing Archana. You can experience real bliss after darshan.
This temple is the first attraction of the Pondicherry, in the Itinerary list of Tripadvisor.com. I appreciate it, because at least for Hindus, Lord Ganesha is the most auspicious God .He is prayed first, before starting any ceremony or ritual. It is said that if you remember Him first, all the obstacles will be removed and you can complete that... More
This temple is <1km from Promenade and has an elephant at the entrances that blesses you with its trunk once you give some bananas or 1,2,5 rupee coin (quite amusing) The temple has beautiful carving all over the roof and walls. The queues are short and wait time is generally less than 15-20 mins.
Liked this place because of the different ganesha idols with names on one side of the walls of the temple. The best part was the prasadam which the temple served and it was delicious.
Must visit in Pondicherry. When i went there was no Queue. Please buy a lot of Bananas for the Temple Elephant...............Also beware of the Rickshaw drivers in Pondicherry, they are always ready to cheat Tourists...... Have a good time in Pondicherry
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