Ganapathi Agraharam

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Ganapathi Agraharam
கணபதி அக்ரஹாரம்
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thanjavur
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Ganapathi Agraharam is a small village of Papanasam Taluk, in the district of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its panoramic beauty of agricultural fields and the river Cauvery flowing amidst them. Ganapathi Agrahram is named after the most famous Lord Maha Ganapathi temple situated at this village.

Temples in Ganapathi Agraharam[edit]

There is a famous Maha Ganapthi (Ganesha) temple here. The lord has been installed by Sage Agastya and has been worshipped by Sage Gautama Maharishi. The temple deity (Ganesha) is considered very powerful by the people.

There is one Shiva temple, Shri Varadaraja Perumal (Vishnu)and a Thropathi amman (Amman)temple here.

Streets and Localities[edit]

Ganapathi Agraharam is a village panchayat and the main agraharam has South Street, North Street and West Street apart from other main areas. The Great Maha Ganapathi Temple lies at one corner of where South and North Street joins. The temple is adjoined by Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, A Ther Mutti and a vast stretch of agricultural fields. Both South and North street houses are of a typical Agraharam style construction.

Festivals and Occasions[edit]

Shri Vinayaka Chathurthi Every year, A grand festival season begins before Vinayaka Chadurthi to worship Lord Maha Ganapathi and get His divine blessings. People from many other places come by this season for pooja and worship. Vedic gurus are invited to chant 4 vedas every day in the festival. The festivity of the temple begins with Summer Festival Rajagopuram Anniversary also known as "Palkudam Festival" or "Aandu Vizha" performed on "Panguni Anusham" day. With effect this year (2009), A family from Chennai has initiated "Pavithra Utsavam" to be performed for Maha Ganapathi every year. This year it was performed on 25 November 2009. 2010 Pavitra Utsavam is on between 8th Nov 2010 to 11th Nov 2010. Maha Kumbabishegam was performed on 29th June 2012. Nearly 20000 people participated and had the blessings of Lord Maha Ganapathi.