Sri Kannimoola Ganapathi
corner of a temple is very special. It is known as Kannimoola and is the
place, which provides protection to the Temple. The residing deity or
guardianof this place is called "Nirurudhi'. The Ganpathiwho
resides in the Kannimoola or Nirurudhi cornerof a temple has the unique
power of being theprotectorof the temple and also a remover of
obstacles (Vigneswara). Kannimoola Ganapathi is also worshipped as 'Baktha
Rakshaka' (protector of devotees), since this powerful Maha Ganapathi has
accumulated the divinity of the sacred position of Kannimoola.
KANNIMOOLA GANAPATHI AT SSVT
In Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Kannimoola Ganapathi is
installed behind Ayyappa shrine. Kannimoola Ganpathi is one of
the deities at Sabarimala.