Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pazhavangadi Sree Mahaganapathy temple- Trivandrum, Kerala

Sree Maha Ganapathy- Vigneshwara, the remover of all obstacles is the presiding deity of Pazhvangadi temple.  This God grants all the wishes of his devotees and in return coconuts are offered by devotees . Devotees break coconuts in front of this temple and one can hear the continuous cracking sound of coconuts as if fire crackers are being burst. There is small tank in front for breaking coconuts and sack full of coconuts get broken here.

There are two images of Ganesha inside the sanctum -One  made of Granite other  made of gold. Though the temple is very small, there are also shrines for Sasthavu, Bhagavathy and Nagas. A temple, I never miss during my Trivandrum visits and breaking a few coconuts also a routine I follow here.
The temple is situated in East fort and only about 200 meters from Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple.
How to reach- this temple is situated just a kilometer from the Central railway station , Trivandrum.






I wish all my friends a Happy New Year !!

28 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

How unlucky of me not to have known about this temple when I visited Sri Ananthapadmanabha swami temple.It is only after following your blog that I realise how many great temples I have missed visiting.Thanks to you I get a glimpse of these sacred places.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

A very popular temple where thousands of coconuts are broken every day. The deeparathanai is simply awesome. Happy New Year !

chitra said...

Thanks for your lovely comment KP.

chitra said...

Wish you a great year ahead Ramakrishnan.

SG said...

Thanks for the intro. I never realize there are so many temples in and around Trivandrum.

chitra said...

There are many ancient temple but unless one is familiar with the place it is difficult to locate easily.

R Niranjan Das said...

Happy new year to you too. I had been here 15 years ago. Nice temple it is.

Tracy Terry said...

Wonderfully written as always, I'm sitting here imagining the noise of all those breaking coconuts.

chitra said...

Thanks Niranjan.

chitra said...

Thanks PW.

ashok said...

Happy New Year Chitra...are you still in Kerala?

chitra said...

Ashok, I am not in Kerala . Only posting abt the temple which I visited last time.
Happy New Year!!

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Happy New Year Chitra..

Gopalan said...

Hi Chitra,

Thank you so much for your New Year wishes. I wish a glorious 2014 to you and your family. Gopalan

Arti said...

So beautifully described, hearing of this temple for the first time, must say it's kind of unique. I must visit Kerala someday, again. A very happy new year to you and your family, Chitra.

R. Ramesh said...

hey superb ya...happy new year..will be in touch..cya

chitra said...

Wish you the same Sridharan.

chitra said...

thanks for the visit and comment Gopalan:)

chitra said...

You have been to Kannur already Arti, Make another trip..

chitra said...

Ramesh -thanks:)

sm said...

nice pics
Happy New Year

chitra said...

Thanks sm. Very happy new year to you.

bettyl-NZ said...

Love your photos, as usual! Happy new year to you!

dokka srinivasu said...

Chitra madam

Wish You a Happy New Year and Happy Pongal. Chitra madam now in Andhra Pradesh Makara Sankranthi and in Tamilnadu Pongal festival going on.

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Thank you

Insignia said...

Knowing about the temple for the first time through you Chitra ma'am. Happy New Year and Happy Pongal!

chitra said...

welcome dear Bindu!!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Athough I have seen the teple fro a distance, I learnt about it only today. Very many thanks. Happy New Year.

chitra said...

Thanks a lot PNS