The Pazhavangadi MahaGanapathy Temple

The Pazhavangadi MahaGanapathy temple is situated at East Fort in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram City. The main Deity of the temple is Sri Mahaganapathy (Ganesha). The main idol is installed in a seated posture with the right leg in a folded stance. The temple is situated in close proximity to the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple. Other Deities worshiped at the temple include Dharmasasta, Goddess Durga and Nagaraja. The temple sculptures include 32 different forms of Lord Ganesha.

Pazhavangadi Temple History

The original Ganesha idol installed in the temple was worshiped by a soldier of Travancore Army stationed at Padmanabhapuram. In 1795 A.D, when the capital of Travancore was changed to Thiruvananthapuram, the garrison was also shifted and the idol was installed at its present place at Pazhavangati.

Nearby Temples

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Sreekanteswara Shiva Temple and Sreevaraham Temple are located nearby. Here is the list of Hindu temples in Trivandrum

How To Get There

The temple is located 1.5 kms from the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station and the central bus station. The nearest city bus stand is at East Fort. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is about 8 kilometers away form the temple.