The temple is located in the heart of Pondicherry and very near to Aurobindo ashram. The main deity is Lord Ganesha; the temple houses other deities too.
Puducherry was the residence of Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950). The Sri Aurobindo Ashram still operates from Puducherry. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother stayed here. Their writings remain a tremendous source of spiritual awakening that emphasises the progress of humanity and its spiritual brotherhood. A unique experimental city, Auroville , the brainchild of the Mother, whose inhabitants are drawn from all parts of the world, is situated on the outskirts of the city.