Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga Temple




Temple Name : Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga Temple.

Main Deity : Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga.

Temple History : Shri Bhagavar Maharishi resided in Vedharanyam with his disciple. Shri Bhagavar Maharishi’s old aged mother on her deathbed told her son to gather her ‘Asthi’ [ Ashes ] in a Kalasam after her death and take it to several holy places of worship. She instructed that where the ashes turned into flowers, there she asked him to dissolve the ashes in the flowing holy river nearby. so saying, she died. So, Shri Bhagavar went for a ‘Theertha Yatra’ carrying his mother’s Asthi. When Bhagavar Maharishi went to Thirukudandhai (Kumbakonam) and was bathing in the holy Cauvery river, his disciple was very hungry and so he opened the Kalasam thinking that it may contain some food, but he was disappointed when he saw that it contained flowers. So, he closed the Kalasam’s lid and kept it as it was before it was untouched. The guru who knew nothing about this, thought that the Asthi would bloom only in Kasi [Varanasi]. But he was shocked when the Asthi did not bloom even in Kasi. The disciple who came to know of it just then, narrated the incident at Kumbakonam. So, the guru took the Asthi to Kumbakonam and after bathing in the Cauvery, he saw that the Asthi had turned into flowers and was very happy. He dissolved it in the Cauvery.

The guru and his disciple came to know that Kumbakonam was more holy than Kasi and worshipped the Vinayaga under the tree and resided there. From that day onwards, the temple came to be known as “Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga’.
The idol of the Bhagavadh Vinayaga is charming and beautiful. He is the Varaprasadhi who removes all the Navagraha Dhoshas.
The Ganesha has the ‘Lord Surya’ [ Sun God ] in His forehead, ‘Chandra’ [Moon God] in His neck cervix region, ‘Budhan’ in His right lower arm, ‘Vyaazhan’ in His head, ‘Shukran’ in His left lower arm, ‘Sani’ in His right upper arm, ‘Raagu’ in His left upper arm and ‘Kethu’ in His left thigh, thus possessing all the Navagrahas.

Prominence of the shrine : This temple is in the Nageshwarar Kovil Thirumanjana Veedhi. This temple is known as Bhagavadh Vinayaga Temple as well as Bhagava Vinayaga Temple. The Puranas tell that this temple has more Punniyam than Kasi [ Varanasi ]. The Thiruppani for the temple was done long back in the year 1692. This temple in the Madatthu street at the heart of Kumbakonam is equivalent to the Kasi Vishwanathar Temple. The Kumbabhishekam for this temple happened in the year 2006. Since the “Maha Maga Thiruvizha” will take place in 2016 in Kumbakonam, the Thiruppanigal and Kumbabhishekam of this temple will also take place in 2016.

Temple Timings : Morning – 06;00 am to 12:00 noon.

Evening – 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm.

Temple Festivals : Vinayagar Chathurthi.

Nearest town : Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District.

Temple Address : Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District.

Hotel Near Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga Temple, Kumbakonam:

1.Sivamurugan Hotels

60 Feet Main Road, | Near New Bus Stand,

Kumbakonam 612 001, India

Ph: 096000 00384


2.Sara Regency

45/1 Chennai Road, Kumbakonam 612002, India

Ph:082200 05555


3.Quality Inn VIHA 

New Railway Road, Kumbakonam,

Tanjore, Tamil Nadu 612001

Trichy Road, Namakkal

Ph:0435 255 5555


4.Hotel Green Park 

No. 10, Lakshmi Vilas Street,

Kumbakonam, South India - 612001.

Ph :(0435) - 2402853 / 2403914


5.Hotel Vinayaga - Kumbakonam

132C, Kamaraj Road,

Kumbakonam- 612 001

Tamilnadu, India

Tele : +91 435 240 03 56

Telefax : +91 435 240 03 57

Mobile: +91 822 001 9 122

Reservation No: +91 4296 272 110


Restaurant  Shri Bhagavadh Vinayaga Temple, Kumbakonam:

1.Venkatramanaa Hotel

No 40, TSR Big Street, Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612001, Near Gandhi Park

Ph : +(91)-9442130736


2.Sri Balaji Bhavan

1, Sasthra College Road,

Kumbakonam HO, KUMBAKONAM - 612001

Ph : +(91)-435-2424578


3.Hotel Shanmuga Bhavan

16, Kumbeswarar South Street,

Kumbakonam HO, KUMBAKONAM - 612001



4.Gowri Shankar Hotel

No 47, John Selvaraj Nagar,

Kumbakonam HO, Kumbakonam - 612001

Ph : +(91)-9443131276 ,+(91)-435-2431177

 tel  : (91)-435-2430736


5.Rayas Garden Restaurant

No 18 Rayas Hotel, Head Post Office Road,

Kumbakonam HO, Kumbakonam - 612001

Ph :+(91)-435-2423170, 2423171, 2423172, 2423173"

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