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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is a Hindu temple located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is worshipped here in the form of Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathy. The temple is considered to be one of the most popular and significant Ganesha temples in Kerala.

The temple has a unique structure, with a three-tiered gopuram (tower) that rises to a height of 35 feet. The main idol of Lord Ganapathy is made of a special Ayurvedic mix called Athi (fig) and is believed to be a self-manifested idol. The temple also has several smaller shrines dedicated to various Hindu deities.

One of the unique features of Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is the fact that it is open to people of all religions and castes. The temple is also known for its unique customs and rituals, such as the offering of Ganapathy Homam, a fire ritual performed to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganapathy.

The temple is also famous for its annual festival, Vinayaka Chaturthi, which is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm by the devotees. The festival is marked by elaborate processions, traditional music and dance performances, and colorful decorations.

Overall, Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is an important religious and cultural landmark in Thiruvananthapuram city and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the rich heritage and traditions of Kerala. The temple's serene atmosphere, unique customs, and rich history make it a one-of-a-kind temple in the state.


Thiruvananthapuram Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Photo Gallery.

Pzhavangadi Ganapathy temple is located in the East Fort, Trivandrum and is one of the most popular Ganapathi Temple in Kerala. The temple is being maintained by the Indian Army.

Breaking of coconuts is the main offering of this temple.

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