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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple main Deity of the temple is Sri Mahaganapathy (Ganesha). The main idol is installed in a seated posture with the right leg in a folded stance. The temple is situated in close proximity to the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple. Other Deities worshipped at the temple include Dharmasasta, Goddess Durga and Nagaraja. The temple sculptures include 32 different forms of Lord Ganesha.

History

The original Idol was maintained by The Nair Brigade initially at Padmanabhapuram and later when they were shifted to Thiruvananthapuram they installed the Idol and the current temple came into being. After the integration of the Travancore army with the Indian Forces, the temple is being maintained by the Indian Army.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest city bus stand is at East Fort.

The temple is located 0.5 km from the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station and the central bus station.

By Air

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is about 8 kilometres away from the temple

Map

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

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Extra Information

Offerings to Lord Ganesh The main vazhipadu (offering) of Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapati is the breaking of coconut for removing obstacles and fulfilment of any desire. Ganapathi Homam, Appam, and Modakam are other main offerings to Lord Ganesh.

Nearby Temples Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Sreekanteswara Shiva Temple and Sreevaraham Temple are located nearby. Here is the list of Hindu temples in Trivandrum

Timings and Events
Timings

4.30 am to 10.45 am, 5 pm to 8.30 pm

Events

Some of the major festivals celebrated at the temple are Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanthi, Virad Chathurthi and Sankashti Chaturthi. Special Poojas are also performed on the occasion of Thiruonam, Vijayadashami, Vishu, Maha Shivaratri, etc.

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