He is the lord of healing all troubles. An intriguing combination of human and pachyderm forms
Vinayaga alias Pulliyar alias Ganesha.
Right from every door step to hill tops , he adornes every hindu household and temple alike. Known by various names depending on his core competencies
- Varasidhi, Vidya Ganapathi, Valampuri, Selvaganapathy.
Based on his geographic location
Pulliarpatti, to Malaikottai in Trichy and he is not a South Indian phenomenon alone.
Ganapathiphule, in West India attracts more tourists for the god with the little tummy than for its virgin beaches.
But what I got to see at ArupadaiVeedu, Chennai was something I had never expected.
New york - Manhattan Varasiddi Pullayar.
History has it, that the temple construction was stalled for want of funds. (Indians in India had too many temples to donate to ) Thats when a summer visitor from New york stepped in with $ donations , and the rest as they say is history.
So New york Manhattan Varasiddi Pullayar, sits surrounded by his family
Subramanya in Tiruchendur( a sea shore temple in Tamil Nadu)
Parents Shiva and Parvathi in Kailasam, Himalayas
Uncle and Aunt Narayana, Lakshmi in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh.
If Santa wanted to see divine globalisation, he should visit Aru padai Veedu near Ashtalakhmi Temple, Besant Nagar ,Chennai 90 (facing the Bay of Bengal).
If you visit chennai, please do make a trip to this temple.