The Vinayaka Temple at Goddattu is 15 kms from Kundapur town. Located in the border area of Kundapur and Udupi taluks, this temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha has to be seen to be believed. The Goddattu Sri Vinayaka Temple is said to be more than 1700 years old which consists of a natural rock formation similar to Ganesha Idol inside a small cave and the natural formation of cave is such that, around thousand Koda of water collects naturally and submerges the Ganesha Idol. It is said that the three feet idol of Lord Vinayaka was emerged by itself attaching to big rock. The black and grey stone structure of Lord Ganesha is in sitting posture. His trunk is towards the right, eyes and legs are clearly visible. The Pooja of Ayarkoda (Ayar means one thousand) water Pooja is performed by devotees with much faith and devotion. The new rock Temple is constructed here adjacent to a huge granite rock, which looks like a sleeping elephant.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Auspicious beginnings of work
- Removal of obstacles
- Renewal of energy
- Agricultural productivity
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.