Kanipakam Temple Timings, History, Darshan Waiting Timings. Prices of Kanipakam Darshan Tickets at https://tms.ap.gov.in/vvskpk/cnt/darsan. How to Reach Kanipakam Temple By Road, Train, Flight
Andhra Pradesh is a legendary state with great history and spiritual background. The state receives thousands of visitors yearly for its famous Temple/shrines and holy Deities. Today after thousands of years, the AP state entertains pilgrims who flock to pay their respect and pray at temples like Vinayaka Temple/Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple. This is a unique and significant Hindu temple of Ganesha, located at Kanipakam, Chittoor district Andhra Pradesh.
Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple is solely dedicated to Lord Ganesha (Lord Vinayaka), who was self-manifested through a well. The deity offers devotees many benefits and is considered Lord of Justice. Lord Ganesha’s dwelling is a structure on a well full of water since it’s the primary origin. It’s believed that Lord Vinayaka is ever-growing in size.
Meaning of Kanipakam
Lord Vinayaka helps in controlling Ganas, removing obstacles, and providing wisdom. The word Kanipakam is derived from two words Kani meaning wetland, and Pakam, meaning the flow of water. This explains why Lord Ganesha lives in water inside Lake Kalyani. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati and has incredible powers and can cleanse sins. Devotees interested in visiting the temple must dip in the holy water to swear or confess any sins before the deity.
History of Lord Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple
The Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple was established early in the 11th century by the evolvement of Lord Ganesha and was quite mysterious. Based on legends, there were three brothers with disabilities (deaf, blind, and mute) but were farmers on a small piece of land. They required water for irrigation; in the old day, people used the Piccota system to draw water from the well. They used to help each other irrigate while the other used ply for the Piccota.
One day they found the well was dry and opted to dig; as they dug, their tool hit a hard object. Immediately blood started gushing out, and miraculous, they were healed of their infirmities. The villagers rushed to see and also dug for the deity. However, they couldn’t find the base as he sitson the water. A temple was constructed by Chola King Kulothunga Chola and expanded later by the Emperors of Vijayanagara.
Thousands of devotees come from far to worship Lord Vinayaka and celebrate various festivals. There are annual festivals like Brahmotsavams which take 21 days, and Deepotsava, which is the floating of lamps. Temple priests offer devotees water from the well as Prasad and conduct Satya Pramanam. The rituals are done for devotees with several defects and sins, such as cheating on their spouse, money issues, and other sins. If one lies, they can face severe punishment from Lord Ganesha.
Kanipakam Temple Timings
The temple opens both morning and evening from 4: am to 9:30 pm. Pilgrims can avail several Sevas and Darshan as follows.
|S.No||Darshanam (or) Seva Name||Kanipakam Temple Timings|
|4:00 AM – 5:00 AM|
|2||Nijaroopa Darshanam||05: 00 AM – 05:30 AM|
|3||Special Abhishekam||05:30 AM – 06:00 AM|
|4||Sarva Darshanam||06:00 AM – 07:30 AM|
|5||Ksheerabhishekam||07:30 AM – 08:00 AM|
|6||Sarva Darshan||08:00 AM – 09:00 AM|
|7||Special Abhishekam||09:00 AM – 10:00 AM|
|8||Sarva Darshanam||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM|
|9||Special Abhishekam||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|10||Sarva Darshanam||12:00 PM – 04:30 PM|
|11||Nijaroopa Darshanam||04:30 PM – 05:00 PM|
|12||Pramanaalu||05:00 PM – 05:30 PM|
|13||Suddhi ( Cleaning)||05:30 PM – 05:45 PM|
|14||Ksheerabhishekam||05:45 PM – 06:15 PM|
|15||Maha Harathi||06:15 PM – 06:45 PM|
|16||Sarva Darshanam||06:45 PM – 09:00 PM|
|17||Ekantha Seva||09:00 PM – 09:30 PM|
Prices of Kanipakam Darshan Tickets
|Name Of Darshan||No Of Persons Allowed||Ticket Cost|
|Athi Seegra Darsanam (Quick Darshan)||1||Rs. 150/-|
|Nijaroopa Darsanam (Swamy Vari Break Darshan)||1||Rs. 100/-|
|Seegra Darshan||1||Rs. 100/-|
How to Reach Kanipakam Temple
Devotees can reach the Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple using three modes of transport.
The various train station near the temple makes it easy to reach the Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple. Pilgrims can use the Mysore- Tirupati, which is 70 km from the temple.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation APSRTC has different buses working daily from Tirupati, Bangalore and Chittoor.
One can also opt to fly using a direct flight from Hyderabad and Chennai to Tirupati.
Kanipakam Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple accommodation
Devotees visiting the temple from far or who wish to take several days can avail of accommodation near or at the temple guest rooms. The temple authority provides six guest rooms, while the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust offers 14-rooms. The temple is also building a complex with 100 rooms to help host many visitors in the future. Pilgrims can also book private hotels and lodges near the temple. However, to get space, it’s advisable to book your rooms in advance before the travel date.
Kanipakam Temple Daily Darshan Waiting Timings
|Day||Vinayaka Darshan Waiting Time|
|Sunday||40 – 90 Minutes|
|Monday||30 – 45 Minutes|
|Tuesday||15 – 30 Minutes|
|Wednesday||15 – 30 Minutes|
|Thursday||30 – 45 Minutes|
|Friday||30 – 45 Minutes|
|Saturday||40 – 90 Minutes|
- Tirupati to Kanipakam distance
65 Kilometers in Road
For more information about Kanipakam Temple visit this link https://tms.ap.gov.in/vvskpk/cnt/about-temple