Andhra Pradesh Maha Ganapathi Temple Sapthagiri Colony Vedayapalem Nellore
Lord Ganesha is the most revered Gods in Hinduism. Every small or big pooja is started off only after paying due respects to Lord Ganesha first. This is how the MahaGanapathi temple, situated in Vedayapalem, Nellore in Andhra Pradesh has become very popular in the recent past because of the various traditional poojas being held here.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Sri Penchalaiah Ramisetty Garu, this temple has been facilitated in every way possible, and is no surprise why it has gained much popularity in recent times.
How to Reach
Nellore is a very prominent town that has been gaining a lot of attention because of its extensive agricultural as well as commercial activities. It is indeed very much accessible by rail as well as road.
The nearest airport would be the Chennai airport, since Chennai is the nearest city to Nellore, situated at a distance of 175km. from the Chennai airport, a car or a bus ride will bring you to your destination in a matter of 2 or 3 hours.
There are several trains that pass through Nellore railway station and it is one of the busiest railway stations in Andhra Pradesh. Local as well as passing through passenger trains will stop at Nellore. Of course once you reach Nellore railway station, then you might have to hail an auto or a taxi cab or even a local bus service in order to reach the temple.
Reaching Nellore by road is the most easy and least expensive method. There are so many people who simple drive down during weekends to Nellore and since the highway (NH5) has been upgraded, driving down has become once again fun here.
The main shrine consists of Lord Ganesha whereas there are also the shrines of the Navagrahas, Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga and also Goddess Parvathi.
Significance of The Temple
The temple is very famous for all its poojas, especially the MahaGanapathipooja. The temple management here is very famous because of its VigneshGurukulum. It is one of the several free services offered by the temple management, where lot of school children come here to learn about various things from scriptures to everyday school lessons.
Weather and Time to Visit
The weather and time to visit Nellore would be ideally between the months of November and February. The timings of the temple are between 9am to 11am in the mornings and 5pm to 8pm in the evenings during weekdays. Whereas during weekends, owing to crowds the temple doors are open between 8am and 8pm. This is one temple you shouldn’t miss out on, when you come to Andhra and Nellore in particular.