Sri Sorketta Vinayagar Temple, Kottaiyur. ‘Lord Vinayaga who listens to the prayers of His devotees’. In 1970, my dad brought me to this temple and told me: “This is a powerful deity; whatever you pray for, He will grant you. That is the local belief.’ We have been residing in and near Kottaiyur since 1970 and all major events in our family commence with a prayer to Him. In marriage invitations, we print a prayer to Him at the top. I just love the beautiful and peaceful atmosphere of the temple. I used to go at least once a month to this temple; nowadays somehow I have slipped. I must renew my visits.