There is a small temple of Lord Ganesha in the intersection of C.P Ramaswamy aiyar road and T.T.K.road at the point where Eldams road ends. I was quite touched to hear the background of the idol’s journey from Kodambakkam which was related by the car broker. It appeared he had gone to one of the interior corners of Kotturpuram some years ago on business and since it was raining heavily he took shelter under a tree. He noticed an idol of Ganesha, soaked in grime and dust nearby. At once he decided to bring it along with him and requested his friend who owned a pan shop to keep it in his house till he found a place for its consecration. Together they chose the place and built a small temple and the idol was consecrated on an auspicious day with vedic chants and they had engaged a vadyar to perform daily pujas. “Ever since that day I have been praying and sharing my problems with Ganesha and He has been bestowing His grace on me and my family,” said the broker. It appeared when he was really hard up for resources, he had won a prize in a lottery and with that money he could buy a small place and use the rest for his daughter’s marriage. “there is a tree whose branches lean over this temple and a few attempts were made by some to cut them but these people ended in breaking their bones. Now no one ventures to tamper with the tree” he added.
N Meera Raghavendra Rao