Kanipakam is a small village on the bank of Bahuda River. “Kani“ means wetland and “Pakam“ means flow of water into wetland. Kanipakam is home to a very popular Hindu temple of Lord Ganesha called as Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple. It was constructed in the early 11th century CE by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola I and was expanded further in 1336 by the Emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty. Local legends claim that the idol of Ganesha continuously grows in size. Kanipakam is a village located in Irala mandal of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh.