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Sri Mundhi Vinayaka temple



Moolavar : Mundhi Vinayaka
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Bothi tree ? Arasa Maram in Tamil
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Puliakulam
District : Coimbatore
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Sankatahara Chaturthi each fortnight is duly followed in the temple. Tamil new year day ? also called Chithirai Kani falling almost on April 14 each year is very grandly celebrated with such devotion of dressing the Lord (Alankaras) with fruits and vegetables weighing as heavy as about 5 tonnes. After performance of the New Year puja, these are distributed to devotees. On the Vinayaka Chaturthi day occurring in August-September, abisheks to Lord begin at early hours of the day. The garland is made of flowers weighing about 3 tonnes with princely dressing ? Raja Alankaram. The devotee crowd will be in thousands this day. Navarathri also is grandly celebrated in September-October. The Alankara beauty would be such that mere two eyes are too insufficient to enjoy majestic darshan of Lord Vinayaka. Devotees can see the Lord even from a distance as the construction of the temple is such.


Temple's Speciality:

   The idol is sculpted from a single stone and is largest in size in whole of Asia. The nectar pot ? Amruth Kalasa ? is on His trunk while a great Lotus adores the Left foot.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Mundhi Vinayaka Temple, Puliakulam, Coimbatore ? 641 045.


Phone:

   91 422 2313822


General Information:

   With the participation of devotees plans are underway for the construction of a spacious mandap and a five tier Rajagopuram for the temple.??The Government of Tamilnadu has appointed a committee for the purpose.


Prayers:

   Devotees begin the education of their children in the temple by writing the Pranava mantra on their tongue.??Devotees believe that instead of visiting various temples for remedy from the adverse aspects of the planets, worshipping Lord Vinayaka in this temple would suffice as He is the Lord of all planets.??Lord Vinayaka removes the obstacles faced by devotees in wedding matters, grants child boon and fulfils all their aspirations in life.??The devotee crowd is swelling in the temple day by day.??It is the staunch faith of the devotees that Lord Vinayaka is their only source to achieve a life of all happiness and wealth.


Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees light lamps, perform abishek and archanas to Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The idol of Lord Vinayaka is huge in size.??The forehead alone is 2.5 feet broad.??The trunk is right circled ? Valanchuzhi.??Of His four hands, he holds the piece of ivory in the right hand He used for writing the Mahabharatha Epic to the dictation of Sage Vysa, Angusa in upper right hand, jack fruit in the left lower and whip (Paasam) in the left upper hand.??He is holding the nectar pot in the trunk as a sign??of Mother Mahalakshmi the Goddess of Wealth.??The idol is mounted on phallus designed as Lotus.??There is also a Lotus in His left foot.??The Vasuki serpent He is wearing as a belt around His hip assures remedy from the adverse aspects of the serpent planets Rahu and Ketu.??As He appears as male from the right side and a female on the left, He looks Lord Arthanareeswara combining Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi.The majestic appearance of Lord Mundhi Vinayaka seems to be a sculptural translation of Shivagama Sastra saying ?Karastha Kathalisoodha Panaseshaka Modhagam, Bala Surya Prabhakaram, Vande Bala Ganapathim?. Being under the Bodhi Satwa tree ? Arasamaram in Tamil ? Lord Mundhi Vinayaka showers boon falls on the devotees seeking His grace.


Temple History:

   In size, Lord Mundhi Vinayaka is the largest idol in the Asian continent.??21 skilled sculptors put in their might in making the idol.??The choice of the stone was also not easy.??They searched in many place and finally picked up a huge rock in Oothukuli near Coimbatore from a pit 20 feet deep free of any flaw.??They designed there itself with some approximate calculations.??It took six long years to make the idol and the sculptors working very devotionally with a mind of penance.The idol is 19 feet 10 inches tall and 11 feet 10 inches broad weighing 190 tonnes -1,90, 00 kilograms. He was brought to this spot on a cart specially made for the purpose. A slanting track was made with perfect calculations to lift the idol to the point of installation which took 18 days. No machine was employed for lifting . It was only manually done with chains and ropes and rolling balls. The consecration was presided over by His Holiness Sri Jayendras Saraswathi in the year 1998.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The idol of Lord Mundhi Vinayaka is the biggest in Asia. Lord holds the Nectar Pot in the trunk and seated on the Maha Padma ? Lotus flower.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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