Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Locate 32 various forms of Lord Ganesha at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, dedicated to the widely known god that resembles an elephant. If you arrive early, join in the prayer, but remember that to do so, men must remove their shirts, while women must wear a shawl to enter the innermost chambers of the temple. If you want to make an offering or simply participate in local culture, purchase a coconut to smash on a particular rock in the temple. If you drive, keep in mind that parking is limited here. Plan to visit Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder.
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  • It is situated in Eastfort, Trivandrum. Just 2 km from the Trivandrum Railway station and just walkable distance from Sree Padmanabhan temple. 
  • Good place. This temple is own by Military, it was really surprising. Do not forget to bring coconut while visiting this temple 
  • Very famous Ganesh temple. The Arathi in the evening was really nice & a lot of lamps which were all lighted in the evening for Arathi. All are allowed into/inside the temple and can see the main deit...  more »
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  • Another army maintained temple in Tvm. Have lots of memories. Hardly any parking for 4-wheelers unless you're prepared to walk a bit. Very satisfying to pray there. One staff member particularly rude to my mum. He didn't allow her to go inside near the sanctum sanctorum with her handbag while clearly allowing another lady holding a big handbag. How comes rules vary from one person to another?
  • I had been told that this is nice temple and more powerful ancient temple. It is very close to Padmanaba swamy temple. Just 5minutes walkable distance. We went in the evening. It was awesome experience. Coconut's were broken non stop by the devotees and hearing that sound continuously is a different experience.
  • The temple is situated beside the main road, so parking will be a big trouble. Our visit was in early morning time, so we were able to parking in front of this. There will be more crowd in day time, so try to cover this in early morning if possible. Temple is well maintained. Visited with parents and family.
  • "Om Gan Ganapathaaye Nama" Lord Ganesha is the idol. He is considered as the lord of removing obstacles and hurdles. For starting anything new and job interviews just see him and pray, he is powerful he will help. Coconut breaking is a good sign to impress him and doing "etham" in front of him, he will shower blessings. Anyone who visit Sri Pathmanabha Temple must visit Ganesha too... or else the visit is not compleated. Always preffer 2 wheeler than 4. And in rainy season, this area got flooded easily. Consider it. "Om Ganapathaye Nama"
  • Any visit to padmanabha swamy temple is incomplete without a visit here. Koota ganapathy homam as well as coconut breaking rituals are the famous offerings. A separate counter is provided for safe keeping of footwear and bags. Receipts can be