Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy

Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy

Sri Swayambu Varasidhi Vinayaka Swami at Kanipakam is one of
the popular Lord Ganesh temples in India. The word swayambu describes that it
is self-manifested/ self-created. Even the location Kanipakam has its own
meaning, ‘Kani’ means wetland and the word ‘pakam’ means the flow of water in the
wetland.

There is a glorious history for this temple. According to
the data, it is said that it was constructed in the early 11th
century. In the later period, emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty expanded it. It was
popular only within the surrounding areas of Chittoor. Because of AP tourism
development programmes, it became famous and widely known from the past 10- 15
years. Kanipakam temple is near to Tirupati. You find a number of buses running
from Tirupati.

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Legend of Kanipakam
temple
: In olden days due to scarce water, people used to cultivate their
farm by drawing water from wells. According to temple history data, there used
to live three brothers who were handicapped, they used to live by cultivating a
small piece of land. Once the water in the well they used to use for
cultivation dried up. In order to continue cultivation, one of the brothers got
into the well and tried to dig the well deeper. Surprisingly he stuck with a
stone like formation where he saw blood oozing out of the stone, within no time
the well-turned red with blood. With the sight, all three got cured with their
abnormalities. By seeing this miracle the villagers started digging the well
deep then they found “Sri Swayambu Varasidhi Vinayaka Swami”. Villagers started
offering coconuts and prayers. It is said that whoever the devotee leaves his liked/addicted
work (smoking, drinking, etc…) his wish will get fulfilled.

Miracle: The idol of the Lord Vinayaka is said to be
increasing day by day.

Connectivity: Even
though there is no direct connectivity to Kanipakam temple, you find “Chittor” is
the nearest connectivity spot. You have air, bus and rail connectivity to Chittor.
Now there is a number of buses from Srisailam and Tirupati. It is around 65 km
from Tirupati

Accommodation:
You have room build by Kanipakam devastanam and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam choultries

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