Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple
Kanipakam Ganapathi Temple or Sri Varasidhi Vigneshwara Temple is a Hindu temple of vinayaka swamy. This temple is located in Kanipakam in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh state, India.
History of Kanipakam Temple : This Temple is located in a small village called Kanipakam. In Tamil “Kani” means wetland and “Pakam” means flow of water into wetland. The kanipakam temple was constructed by the king Kulothunga Chola 1 in early 11th century CE and was expanded further in 1336 by the Emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty.
The kanipakam swayambhu vinayaka idol of Kanipakam known as the up holder of truth. Disputes unresolved between people are resolved by taking a special oath. The people in the dispute take a holy dip in the temple tank and swear before the lord ganesh.
There are instances when that particular person who committed that sin voluntarily agrees as soon as he had the dip and much before entering the kanipakam temple itself. That seems the Lord ganesh lawns invisibly on the sinner makes him and feel guilty and repent for his sinful deeds.