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108 Pillayar Kovil, Karaikudi

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108 Pillayar Kovil is a temple located in the Karaikudi town that is part of the Sivagangai district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated Lord Ganesha who is the son of God Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati.

The temple is known all over the country because it houses 108 Ganesh murtis or idols. Many devotees flock to the temple in large numbers because of this special feature. The temple is also very popular among the local crowd mainly because Lord Ganesh is considered the deity who is responsible for removing obstacles from our path. Hence, people come to the temple to worship and seek the blessings of God before starting anything new. It is believed that invoking Lord Ganesha before the start of something new ensures that your new venture goes smoothly without any obstacles. In order to impress the God devotees offer His favorite sweet ‘ladoo’ or ‘modak’ at the temple.

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