Sri Ganapathy Temple Ganapathy Agraharam, Papanasam, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India

This is a small village, on the northern banks of the Cauvery river, between Swamimalai and Thiruvaiyyaru. The name of the village is derived from this deity Sri Ganesha and it is mainly a brahmin Village. This Sri Ganesha is very famous and has devotees all over the world. Incidentally this is the native village of my paternal grandmother.

A unique practice in this village is on Sri Vinayaka Charthurthi day, not a single house will conduct the Vinayaka Pooja using Sri Ganesha Idol made of clay. Instead Neivedya.m prepared in each house is brought to this temple and after performing pooja taken back as prasadham. This is due to the reason that idol of Lord Sri Ganesha is not to be immersed in the adjacent Cauvery or in the wells or tanks as is the practice in other places.

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