Tiruvadanai is a taluk headquarter of Ramnad
District of Madras, State. The
place is not very easily approachable. The
nearest railway station is Devakottai at a
distance of 26 miles, on the bus route from Devakottai to Tondi or Madurai to Tondi.
A mile and a half from Tondi, which is a sea, coast town, the famous Tondi Vinayaka temple
is to be seen. A red stone Vinayaka is place at the roadside, having only a thatched
palmyrah roof as a protection from the inclemencies of the weather. But the Vinayaka is of
famous origin and was worshipped by Lord Rama during the course of his banishment. The
local tradition connected with this Vinayaka is that Lori Rama got his first vision of
success, after worshipping the idol. It is further said that Sri Rama wanted to construct
a bridge at this point but found that it would lead to the backyards of Lanka's fort.