Eruthavoor Muruga Temple Balaramapuram Thiruvananthapuram

Eruthavoor Subramanya Swamy Temple or Eruthavoor Muruga Temple is a famous Thiruvananthapuram Temple situated on the Balaramapuram - Kattakada Road in Kerala. Famous as the Kerala Pazhani Temple, this Lord Murugan Temple enshrines Balasubramanya Swamy or Child Muruga as the presiding deity. Similar to Palani Temple, Eruthavoor Subramanyaswamy Temple is situated on top of a Hill and one need to take a flight of 242 stairs to reach the temple.

Gods and Goddess Worshipped

A shrine of Lord Ganapathi can be seen on the left side of the sanctum sanctorum and on the right side is the shrine of Goddess Parvati. A shrine dedicated to Yogishwaran (Lord Shiva) and an idol of Arumughan or Shanmukha (Muruga with 6 faces) can also be seen inside the temple. The shrine of Nagaraja and Nagakanya or the Snake Gods is on the right side of the temple entrance.

Picture of Eruthavoor Subramanya Swamy Temple Balaramapuram Thiruvananthapuram

Temple Pooja Timings

Eruthavoor Balasubramanya Swamy Temple is open daily from 5 AM to 9.30 AM and 5 PM to 7.30 PM. On Sundays, the temple will be open till 10.30 AM and on Shasti days and Fridays, the temple will be open till 2 PM. Evening opening and closing hours are the same.

Ayilya Pooja will be held on all monthly Aayilyam days at 9.00 AM. On all Sundays, Annadhanam will be served from 8.30 AM for people visiting the shrine.

Temple Details

Eruthavoor Murugan Temple is an ancient temple and currently under renovation. Devotees throng to the temple on Shasti Days, and during the other festival days related to Lord Murugan such as Vaikasi Vishakam or Vaigasi Visakam and Thaipooyam or Thai Poosam Festival. Devotees can enjoy beautiful views of the sunset and vast greenery as the temple is a top the hill. Devotees can also see Peacocks – the Vahana of Muruga - near the temple entrance.

Beautiful Views from Eruthavoor Muruga Temple on a Hillock in Balaramapuram Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

How to Reach Eruthavoor Muruga Temple

The temple is situated 15 km south of Thiruvananthapuram city on the Balaramapuram - Kattakada Road. Those coming from Pravachambalam – Kattakada Road needs to take right turn at Naruvamoodu Junction and travel around 2 km towards Balaramapuram to reach the temple. The nearest major bus station is Balaramapuram.

Balaramapuram Railway Station, on the Thiruvananthapuram Central – Kanyakumari Railway line, is the nearest railway station to reach Eruthavoor Temple.

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  1. Eruthavoor Murugan Temple is an ancient temple and currently under renovation. Devotees throng to the temple on Shasti Days, and during the other festival days related to Lord Murugan such as Vaikasi Vishakam or Vaigasi Visakam and Thaipooyam or Thai Poosam Festival.

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  2. I visited yesterday for the first time - I reached temple base at 7.20 PM;when eqnquired, a nearby shop-keeper mentioned that temple usually closes between 7.15 and 7.30 PM.I made a beeline,( dashing against time), for the 242 steps hoping to get a last minute glimpse. I was exhausted at the top and huaa, was lucky to get a 5 minute dharsan of Muruga. Later on, one of the 3 persons available at the temple told that today I was lucky, since temple would have been closed by now. Renovation is still going on. Steps are not well illuminated at night (few lights are available). Houses are present around 50th step. Take some water / lemon soda with you. I guess it would be a scenic beauty at the top around 5.30 - 6.00 AM and around 5 PM. Temple closes around 10.30 AM and at 7.15 PM. Not thronged by people on non-special days. The place is around 2 km from Balaramapuram Junction towards Kattakada (on the left side). Buses, autos, tempo travellers available. Cars / bikes can be parked on the road side at temple base. Steps start from the road. Many vazhipaads available.

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