Ganesha Chathurthi / Vinayaka Chathurthi on 29th August, 2014 !! Abhimana Kshetham !! Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple at Ganapathi Agraharam !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Ganesha !!

Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple  at Ganapathi Agraharam is one of the Abhimana Kshethram of Lord Ganesha located in Papanasam Taulk, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. 
Presiding deity – Lord Ganesha/Valampuri Vinayaka,
Sthalavruksham – Peepal & Neem
Theertham – Cauvery
Worshipped by – Sage Agastya, Sage Gauthama,
Festivals – Vinayaka Chathurthi, Pavithrostavam,
The legend has that Sage Gauthama was preceded to various sacred shrines after his wife Ahalya was turned into rock due to the curse.  During his journey, Sage Gauthama arrived on this sacred land and found the people of this village was suffering from severe famine.  Sage Gauthama perceived the reason for the severe drought, instructed the people of the village to conduct an excavation process, eventually found the idol of Lord Ganesha which was consecrated by Sage Agastya was buried under the Earth. Shortly, the idol of Lord Ganesha was sanctified by Sage Gauthama, before long Lord Varuna showered his grace with copious rainfall in this area.
This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM in the evenings.
Jai Ganesha !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !! 

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