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Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Temple - History

Lord Vinayaga is venerated as the foremost God of the Universe. He is glorified as the chief of the Vedas he is the flame of wisdom. One of the famous Vinayagar Temple is one at Eachanari, which is situatedon the Pollachi highway 9 Kms away from Coimbatore.

It is said that when the Vinayaga idol measuring 6 feet high and 3 feet in diameter was being transported from Madurai in a cart for installation at Patteeswarar Temple, Perur, the axle of the cart broke and it became scated in the place where it is now. Efforts to remove the idol to perur did not materialize and this place where the Lord Graces is popularly known as Eachanari Vinayaga Temple.

Under the Presidentship of Sri.N.Mahalingam and the //vice presidentship of Shri.P.K.Duraisamy the renovation commitee, renovated the present temple and the consecration ceremony was conducted with in the splendor presence of Kanchi Kamakodi Peetam Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal.

The administration of the temple was handed over to HR&CE on 05-08-1977 and the annual income from the temple was just Rs.67,736/-.

Due to the efficient administration the annual income whichwas as low as Rs.67,736/- grew by leaps and bounds to more than Rs.30 Lakh in just 15 years. This increase in annual income year after year in comparison with other temples is a testimony for efficient administration. The annual income of the year fasali 1417 is Rs.1,31,04,611/-. This temple has been upgraded to the level of Assistant Commissioner.

32 Type's of Vinayagar

Among the important forms are : Bala Ganapati, Taruna Ganapati, Bhakti Ganapati, Vigheswara, Veera Ganapati, Sakti Ganapati, Dvaja Ganapati, Siddhi Vinayagar, Uchista Ganapati, Ekatanta Ganapati, Shristi Vinayagar, Thundi Vinayagar, Yoga Vinayagar, Vighnaraja, Kshipra Ganapati, Heramba Ganapathi.