Tiruvanantapuram Pazhavangadi ganapati temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lord ganesha
  • Shree Durga
  • Shastha
  • Nagaraja

Location :

Tiruvanantapuram Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Mahaganapathi temple, East Fort,
Padma Nagar, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram city,
Tiruvanantapuram district-695023
Kerala

Timings :

  • MorningĀ  – 4:30 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Evening – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Temple History :

Pazhavangadi, Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple is one of the most famous Lord Ganesh temples in Kerala, situated at East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram city. Located in the heart of Trivandrum city, the original idol of the Pazhavangadi Sri Maha Ganapathy Temple is a small idol of Lord Ganesh, with the right leg in the folded posture. Pazhavangadi Ganapati Temple is one of the main temples in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is situated within walking distance from Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Lord Vishnu. Also, there are deities like Lord Ayyappa, Goddess Durga, Nagaraja, and Brahmarakshas are worshiped here in separate shrines in the same temple complex. Devotees can see beautiful paintings of the 32 forms of Lord Ganesh inside the temple complex. To enter inside the main complex male devotees need to wear Mundu (Vashti or Dhoti or Laacha). Any traditional dress code like Saree, Churidar, Salwar Kameez, or Pavadai Chattai is allowed for female devotees.

History: The original Ganesha idol installed in the temple was worshiped by a soldier of Travancore Army stationed at Padmanabhapuram. In 1795 A.D, when the capital of Travancore was changed to Thiruvananthapuram, the garrison was also shifted and the idol was installed at its present place at Pazhavangati. The main Vazhipadu (offering) of Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapati is the breaking of coconut for removing obstacles and fulfillment of any desire. Ganapathi Homam, Appam, and Modakam are other main offerings to Lord Ganesh.

Festivals :

  • Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • Varad Chaturti
  • Sankashti
  • Thiruvonam
  • Vijaya Dasami
  • Ayilyam
  • Sahasra Kalasam
  • Thirkkarththika
  • Thirvathira
  • Makara Vilakku
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Thriveda Laksharcchana
  • Nira Puththari.

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Ganapathi Homam
  • Archana
  • Abhishekam
  • Pushparchana
  • Alankarana

Nearest Temples Around Tiruvanantapuram Pazhavangadi anapati temple :

  • Thiruvanantapuram Sri Anantha Padmanabha swamy temple – Tiruvanantapuram district – 1.00 km
  • Vellayani Devi temple – Tiruvanantapuram district – 9.00 km
  • Varkala Sivagiri mutt – Tiruvanantapuram district – 48.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 186.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

Thiruvananthapuram – 1 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Thiruvananthapuram – 0.3 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivendrum – 5 km
  • Cochin – 233 km
  • Calicut – 366 km
  • madhurai – 261 km

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