Timings : Morning Darshan: 4:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Evening Darshan: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Being one of the most popular Ganesh temples of the south, the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple holds a special place in the hearts of the locals and the ardent devotees of Lord Ganesh. The devotees who visit this temple are overcome with the tranquil calm and relentless peace of the magically pious atmosphere. They say that Lord Ganesh fulfils the deepest wishes and fixes the stubbornest problems of his devotees who visit him at the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.
This opulent Ganpati Temple in Trivandrum is famous mainly for two reasons- its exceptional jet-black colour, a rare colour for temples in India, and its unique Ganesh idol. The position of the idol that sits in this temple is different from most others. Here, Lord Ganesh relaxes languorously with only his right knee folded under him as against his typically seen standing position or his seated position with crossed legs. The most common 'vazhipadu' or offering made to Lord Ganesh at the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is an open husked coconut which is cracked right at the temple. Breaking open this coconut symbolises overcoming any hurdles or obstacles that lie in the way of the fulfilment of one's innermost desires.
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