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Sri Kattu Vinayakar temple
 
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Moolavar: Kattu Vinayakar
  Urchavar: Kattu Vinayakar
  Amman / Thayar: Meenakshi Amman
  Thala Virutcham: Bodhi tree - Arasa Maram
  Theertham: Siruvani
  Agamam / Pooja : Two pujas a day
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: Pulikkadu
  City: Vadavalli
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  It is needless to say that Vinayaka Chaturthi is the main festival of the temple. The festival is grandly celebrated with feeding to more than one thousand devotees. As in Madurai, there is a separate shrine for Mother Meenakshi whose wedding festival is celebrated with all devotion and grandeur on the same day celebrated in Madurai. Pilgrims to Sabarimala during November-December months, stay in this temple and participate in the Bhajans before proceeding on their journey the next day.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  There is big Bodhi Satva tree – Arasa Maram in the temple complex ageing over a century  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Kattu Vinayakar Temple, Opp.Vadavli Bus Stand, Vadavalli, Coimbatore – 641 041.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 422– 2426529, 94865 87944 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Though this region was a jungle many years ago, it is presently in the central locality of Vadavalli.  When problems arose about the administration of the temple, the elders of the place gathered together and created a Trust in the name of Lord Vinayaka.  They also installed Madurai Meenakshi Amman, Lord Muruga and Nagadevadas in the temple complex.  Many in this place consider this temple as the only Dhyna Peeta for them to realize peace.   Many devotees visiting the temple say that the idol of Lord Muruga here is identical to that of the Lord in Palani.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Majority of devotees come here to have darshan of Mother Madurai Meenakshi appearing majestically seeking  Her blessings for early and happy wedding.  As Coimbatore happens to be a city advanced industries, new entrepreneurs offer their prayers here for development of their trade and business.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  The main prayer commitment is feeding – Annadhanam. Depending on their profits, devotees offer things for the development of the temple. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

People consider this temple quite suitable for meditation.  Though being at the centre of the place amidst usual and possible noises, it still offers a divine peace.  The Arasa Maram and a neem tree in the temple are a century old.  Hence, the place has a cool atmosphere.  With the availability of conveyance facilities, the temple assumes greater importance:

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

The landmark of the place is the century old Arasa Maram.  The sculptor who made the Vinayaka idol belonged a backward community and was facing the cruelties of untouchability.  A shepherd boy wanted a Vinayaka temple here as he saw in another village.  Then people in the place, forgetting caste differences, joined together and created this temple, it is said.  With the passage of time, the temple grew to the size it is today.  The Trust, managing the affairs of the temple works  with a single mind, shedding communal differences.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: The Bodhi Satva tree – Arasamaram is a century old.
 
     
 
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