The revered Ganesh temple at Kanipakam village in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh was established in the early 11th century by Chola King Kulothunga Chola I and enhanced by the Vijayanagara dynasty in 1336.The legend behind the origins of this temple is very interesting. Three brothers who were born blind, deaf and dumb earned a modest living by cultivating land. When the well they used for irrigation dried up, one of them got down to dig the well for water. As he proceeded, his spade struck a stone buried under. To his surprise the stone bled from point he had struck. When the brothers got down to investigate the blood mixed with water cured them of their disabilities. Villagers gathered around as news of this miracle spread and discovered a self manifested idol of Lord Ganesh.Till date the idol is worshipped as it was discovered - in the well. The water from the well is distributed to devotees. The Lord is offered only steamed food.Disputes and disagreements between relatives or friends are believed to be resolved if both sides worship at this temple.