|Swift Dzire||4 + 1 (Driver)||2558|
|Etios||4 + 1 (Driver)||2558|
|Innova||7 + 1 (Driver)||3058|
|Tavera||9 + 1 (Driver)||3058|
|Traveller||13 + 1 (Driver)||4108|
Above mentioned prices includes every thing like driver charges, parking, vehilce etc.
Importance Of Kanipakam
The Varasiddhi Vinayaka temple is at a distance of 68 KM from Tirupati town. There is frequent bus facility available from Tirupati to reach this place. Many people take the darshan of the Swayambhu here before going to Tirupati as it is believed that Lord Vinayaka (Vignadhipathi) makes the travel easier by clearing all the troubles to be faced during the journey.
Does the god exist? If anyone asks this question bring them here to see the answer with his or her own eyes.
The Idol of Lord Ganesha is being increased day by day. It is said that a silver armor offered to the Lord fifty years ago and another 15 years ago doesn’t fit the Idol now. The Nijaroopa Darshanam at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM daily gives a glimpse of knees and abdomen of Lord Ganesha without any flower decorations.
It is believed that one would repent to the lies committed by them if they make false promises in front of the god here. Many addicts of alcohol and other are brought here to make the promise in front of the god to put a stop to their addiction.
The temple is constructed on the banks of Bahuda river by Chola King Kuluthunga Chola- I in the 11th century. This river is considered to have healing powers and devotees take the holy dip here to cure their chronic diseases.
The temple history goes back to 1000 years where three brothers who are duff, dumb and blind lived in a village called Viharapuri. As the draught season approached these three brothers started digging the well in their farm to the certain depth where a big sized marble came across. To their shock, the marble was whooshing so much blood that whole place was flooded by it. When the blood touched the three brothers all their disabilities have miraculously vanished.
When the villagers heard the miracle, they thought of taking out the idol from the well and perform rituals but before taking out, the idol has come out in a swirling water.
The villagers offered coconuts to Lord Ganapathi and the water has flown over the whole farm thus acquiring the name Kani-Parakam which has changed into Kanipakam over a period.
Even today the idol is on the well which overflows during the rainy season and the water is offered to the devotees as Thirtham.
Kanipakam Temple Timings:
The temple opens at 4:30 Am with Suprabhatham and closes at 9:30 Pm after Ekantha Seva.
Special pooja’s like Ganapathi Homam, Panchamrutha abhisheka, Ganapathi Modakha pooja, Sahasranama Archana, Poolangi Seva, Ganapathi Vratham, Annaprasana, and Aksharabhyasam are performed daily along with Pooja. Tickets can be booked in advance or taken at the time of pooja in the counters.
|1.||Suprabhatham||4:00 am – 5:00 am|
|2.||Vibhoothi teertham||05: 00 am – 05:30 am|
|3.||Special Abhishekam||05:30 am – 06:00 am|
09:00 am – 10:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
|4.||Sarva Darshanam||06:00 am – 07:30 am|
08:00 am – 09:00 am
10:00 am – 11:00 am
12:00 pm – 04:30 pm
06:45 pm – 09:00 pm
|5.||Ksheerabhishekam||07:30 am – 08:00 am|
05:45 pm – 06:15 pm
|6.||Nijaroopa Darshanam||04:30 pm – 05:30 pm|
|7.||Maha Harathi||06:15 pm – 06:45 pm|
|8.||Ekantha Seva||09:00 pm – 09:30 pm|
All the daily darshans and special poojas are available at a reasonable price.
Other temples near Kanipakam:
Sri Manikanta Swamy (Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvati) temple is located adjacent to the main temple. The 10th day of Dussehra is celebrated here in a grand way. Every Thursday Special pooja for Dakshina Murthy takes place here.
Varadharaja Swamy temple is located opposite to the main temple. It is said that this temple was built to avoid Sarpa Doshas. Satyanarayana Swamy Vratham takes place daily here and interested devotees can perform it.
Aragonda is a small village which is located 12 KM away from Kanipakam and has a Hanuman temple on a hill which is famous. It is believed that while bringing Sanjeevini during the epic battle of Ramayana for unconscious Lakshmana, Lord Hanuman has lifted entire mountain(Himalayas) containing herbs. While bringing back to Lanka a piece of the mountain has fallen into a small pond. As a result, this temple is called ArdhaGiri( half mountain) or Arakonda.
It is said that the Pushkarini( the small pond where the piece of the mountain fell) is always full of water even during peak summer days. The water is said to have healing powers through the Pushkarini is full of impure water nowadays, devotes wash their feet and sprinkle some water upon their head.
How to reach Kanipakam:
- Frequent Buses and Taxis are available from both Tirupati and Chittoor.
- For pilgrims, there are rented rooms available and can be booked at the temple Devasthanam. But many devotees go to Tirupati and avail a room there and come back to Kanipakam before going for the darshan of Lord Venkateswara.
- The nearest airport is also located at Tirupati
Number Of Kiometers and Journey Time
|Number Of Kilometers||Travel Time|
|140 KM (Up and down)||1 hour 30 mins|
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