The Gnanasundara Vinayak Temple is situated in Mylapore and is committed to God Ganesha. The sanctuary is called Gnanasundara Vinayak sanctuary and is roughly 400 years of age.
Legend and Stories
According to the legend, the primary deity of the sanctuary was lying alongside different stones in a Dharga in RK Mutt Road. At the point when Arcot Nawab was cruising by, his stallion was attached to the symbol. Instantly, the stallion got sick. When it was loosened, it disposed of ailment. It was eventually found that the stone was the icon of God Ganesha and this sanctuary was manufactured. This little sanctuary likewise has the icons of Annamalai as Shiv Linga, Unnamalai, Murugan with Valli and Devasena, Durga, Nagattamman, Saneeswara and Navagraha.
Sankata Hara Chaturthi and Vinayaka chaturthi are the festival celebrated here.
How To Reach Gnanasundara Vinayak Temple
The temple is just near the St Mary's Road.
The Nearest railway station is Mylapore.
The Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.
Gnanasundara Vinayak Temple,
#243, St Marys Rd, Manthaveli,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600028
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For education
- For child boon
- For wealth
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.