Azhimala Shiva Temple Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Located on the picturesque coast of the Arabian Sea near Vizhinjam in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India, the Aazhimala Shiva Temple is a significant Hindu temple. Devoted to Lord Shiva, this temple is particularly renowned for its awe-inspiring 18 m (58 ft) tall Gangadhareshwara sculpture, which stands as the tallest Shiva sculpture in Kerala.

Aazhimala Shiva Temple Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Crafted by the talented sculptor P. S. Devadathan from Aazhimala, the Gangadhareshwara figure proudly stands as the tallest Gangadhareshwara sculpture in India and the tallest Shiva sculpture in Kerala. This exquisite masterpiece portrays a seated Shiva with four arms. The back right hand gracefully holds a damaru, while the left hand firmly grasps a trishula. The front right hand rests on the right thigh, while the left hand is raised within the jata (dreadlocks), tenderly cradling the divine Ganga. Majestically perched on a rock, this magnificent sculpture reaches a towering height of 20 ft.


Shiva serves as the primary deity within the temple, while Ganesha and Parvati serve as secondary deities. Additionally, there is a small shrine dedicated to Yogeshvara can be found within the premises.

Temple Festivals

Utsavam, the yearly celebration, takes place in the Malayalam month of Makaram (January-February). Shivaratri is also a significant event celebrated in the temple. Mondays typically witness a surge in activity as numerous devotees travel from distant locations.

Azhimala Shiva Temple Thiruvananthapuram Kerala


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