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SRI SHENBAKKAM SWAYAMBU SELVA VINAYAGAR TEMPLE

Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

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God

Lord Vinayaka is the main deity. There are 11 Vinayakas in this Temple. All are Swayambu Moorthies in the form of lingams and in the formation of Om. In this temple infront of 11 Swayambu Vinayaka idols, there are four Mouses and one Elephant standing as vahanas.

Goddess

Goddesses Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Somasundareswarar are consorts of Lord Ganesha.

Interesting Facts

  • Temple Located near palar river.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June ( 38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37 °C during the day and 21 °C during night)Lowest - October to February ( 27 °C during day and 18 °C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the Temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at Temple.
  • Smo​king & Photography is strictly prohibited inside the Temple Premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Vellore Bus Stand
3.1 KM 180041942187
Katpadi Junction
7.5 KM 139
Chennai International Airport
133 KM 044 2256 0551

Architecture

Sri Selva Vinayaga temple is facing East direction. Temple has a main gopuram with colorful idols of many gods. It is very small, There is no roof for the main shrine to facilitate all Sages and Celestial Gods to worship the deity. This temple has a tank outside the compound wall.

Religious Significance

According to legend, A Maratha minister Thukkoji was passing through this place, when the axle of his chariot broke here and forced to stay here and worried about the obstacle to his trip. He prayed to Vinayaka and slept. Lord Vinayaka appeared in his dream and told him about his existence as 11 Swayambu idols arranged in Omkara shape under the ground and asked him to excavate them and build a temple. Thukkoji was overwhelmed and gladly performed the task. The mark of chariot wheel is seen on the back of Selva Vinayakar idol. Once when Maha Periyaval and Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal were travelling by this route, the elephant on which the Chinna swamigal was sitting refused to move when it got near the temple. Any amount of coaxing or cajoling by the mahout did not make it budge. It was only then that the Maha Periyaval remembered having made a vow to offer 108 “Setharu Thengai” (breaking 108 coconuts for the Vinayakas) to the Shenbakkam temple which he had totally forgotten about. He immediately requested the accompanying Mutt officials to organize for the same. Once the offering was made, the elephant quietly started moving forward without any protest. Vinayaka was able to remind Maha Periyaval about his prayer through himself (The Elephant).

History

This Temple was bulit in between 500-1000 years old and built by Maratha minister Thukkoji.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
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Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
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Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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SRI SHENBAKKAM SWAYAMBU SELVA VINAYAGAR TEMPLE

Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

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