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Historic Temples Tour in Pondicherry

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Puducherry has some of the best temples of India and is the perfect territory to awaken your religious aspirations and beliefs. Not only because of the historical and famous temple in Pondicherry  but also because of the tranquil atmosphere the place imbibes.

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Stop At: Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Manakula Vinayagar Temple was in existence before the French came and settled in Pondicherry i.e. before 1666. According to Sasthra, Lord Ganesha is named in 16 types based on his various forms out which this god facing the east cost near Bay of Bengal it has been named as Bhuvaneshar Ganapathy, now called as Manakula Vinayagar. In Tamil 'Manal' means sand and 'Kulam' means pond near the sea, earlierly which was full of sand around pond. So the people called the god as Manal Kulathu Vinayagar [means God near the pond of sand]. Later it is named as Manakula Vinayagar

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Varadaraja Perumal Temple

In the temple Lord Narasimha - an incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu - is placed behind Venkatachalapathy, the principal deity. The architecture of Varadaraja Temple is quite similar to the Vedhapureeshwarar Temple. Lord Vishnu as Varadaraja Perumal and Goddess Lakshmi as Thayar are worshiped in this temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry

This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva - also known as the Eashwaran Dharmaraj Koil - is located on M.G. Road, adjacent to the Varadaraja Perumal Temple. Its 75 feet tall colourful 'gopuram' is adorned by statues of gods and goddesses like most temples in South India.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kanniga Parameswari Temple

The temple is unique in its architecture as it blends the style of the French with the traditional Deccan architecture of India. The temple of Kanniga Parameswari is dedicated to the Goddess Shakti who is the representative deity of power in Hindu mythology. Shakti is another form of the powerful Goddess Kali who is one of the popular deities worshiped in Pondicherry and also in the whole country. The monumental structure of the temple is a blend of French and Tamil architectural styles

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sri Kokilambika-Sri Kameeswarar Temple

Located in the small town of Villianur, Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple is one most well-known places of worship in Pondicherry. Also referred as Villianur Temple, Sri Gokilambal Thurkameshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is manifested here as Shivalinga. Along with that, the temple complex also comprises the shrines of Devi and Lord Murugan. It is said that these temples trace their history from the Chola Period. 

Duration: 20 minutes