The Uchishta Ganapathi Temple is located in Tirunelveli and is dedicated to God Ganapathi. The main tower of the temple has five tiers. There are no idols present in the Mahamandapam. Uchishta Ganapathy is one of the 32 forms of Vinayaka. Though he is considered as a Brahmachari (one who has taken the vow of celibacy), the depiction of him embracing a woman is explained as his granting child boon. The temple has a five tier main tower-Rajagopuram. There is a long open space after the tower to enter the temple. There are no idols in the Mahamandap.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For child boon
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.
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.