Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple Trivandrum Kerala

Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathi Temple is one of the most famous Lord Ganesh temples in Kerala, situated at East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. Located in the heart of Trivandrum city, the original idol of the Pazhavangadi 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 Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Lord Vishnu.

Other deities worshiped at Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapati Kovil are Lord Ayyappa, Goddess Durga, Nagaraja, and Brahmarakshas. Devotees can see beautiful paintings of the 32 forms of Lord Ganesh inside the temple complex.

Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple in Trivandrum Kerala

Pazhavangadi Temple 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.

Offerings to Lord Ganesh

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 Celebrated at Pazhavangadi Ganesh Temple

Vinayaka Chaturthi (Ganesh Chaturthi), Ganesh Jayanthi, Varad Chaturti, and Sankashti Chaturti are the main festivals in Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathy Temple. Special poojas (pujas) are performed for other Hindu festivals including Thiruvonam, Vijaya Dasami, Ayilyam, Sahasra Kalasam, Thirkkarththika, Thirvathira, Makara Vilakku, Maha Shivaratri, Vishu, Thriveda Laksharcchana, and Nira Puththari.

Temple Dress Code

To enter inside the main complex male devotees need to wear Mundu (Veshti or Dothi or Laacha). Any traditional dress code like Saree, Churidar, Salwar Kameez, or Pavadai Chattai is allowed for ladies.

How to Reach

Sree Pazhavangadi Mahaganapathy Temple is just 1.5 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station. The nearest City Bus Stand is East Fort (Kizhakke Kotta). Trivandrum International Airport is about 8 km from the temple.

Temple Address

Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple
Pazhavangadi
East Fort
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala, India
Pincode - 695023
Contact Phone Number - 0471 2461929

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 


17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple information. I'm a regular visitor of Sree Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and worshiping Lord Ganesha will surely remove any obstacles from your life. When you are in Trivandrum don't forget to visit the Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathi Temple.

    Thanks,

    Kishore

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  2. nannu

    yes, even i do agree. He will listen to your prayers frm any part of the world. He is my favourite god. I cannot restrict myself frm visting him wheneever im in tvm.

    Just pray him with full devotion.

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  3. I DO AGREE WITH TWO COMMENTS SAID ABOVE I DO ALSO MAKE SURE PAZHAVANGADI GANAPATHY TEMPLE EVEN IAM THERE FOR 1 DAY. BREAKING COCONUT IS THE MAIN THING @PRAY TO GANESH ALL UR OBSTACLE WILL BE REMOVED

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  4. Om Gam Ganapathaye Namahah....My Ganesha I love you very much ...You are my all...

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  5. GANESHA I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH....BECAUSE YOU ARE MY ALL..

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  6. please give us the price ilist of offerings in temple

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  7. I am thrilled to see so many devotees offering their prayers.I am visiting Tiruvanathapuram on 22.2.15 and I will offer my prayers for seeking Lord Ganeshas blessings.

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  8. Dear All -
    I do agree with all of your postings in regard to Lord Ganesha of Pazhavangadi Temple. Lord Ganeshs is a Prime God. He fulfills all our desires that we have deserved for.
    Can anyone share me or publish the link to pay amount over online to perform Pooja offerings at Pazhvangady Ganapthy Temple as I am based out of Bangalore
    -Balaje

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  9. Ohm ganeshaya namaha, have a pure mind and pray to LORD GANESHA, then he is always with you.

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  10. Ohm gam ganapathaye namaha.

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  11. Ohm Ganapathaye Namaha

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  12. Ohm Shree Maha Ganapathaye Namah:

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  13. Visited the temple on 13th May. We were so impressed that we visited again in the evening. OM MAHA GANAPATHIYE NAMAH.

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