Hindu Temples of Thiruvananthapuram District

Guide and descriptions of the major Hindu temples of South Kerala which links to more detailed guides where required

Guide to Temples in Thiruvananthapuram

Sree Padamanabha swami Temple :

The temple is located a little away from main Trivandrum railway station and near to bus station. see our Guide to Trivandrum

The Dravidian style 30-metre Gopuram (tower) is built with 365 pillars, equalling a year’s days, into the inner corridor. The deity, Vishnu, is the family deity of the southern Kerala’s early kings.

Attukal Bhagawati Temple:

Attukal is near Thiruvananthapuram.

This temple is known as Sabarimala of Women as women accorded supreme importance here. The Bhagawati is considered as creator, preserver, saver and destroyer. The devotees who visit the famous Padmanabha Swami temple in Thiruvananthapuram also visit Attukal Bhagawati and vice-versa as customary... more details

Karikkakom Sri Chamundi Temple:

Situated 7-km east of Thiruvandanthapuram city.

The shrine is in the midst of evergreen scenery fortied with coconut palms and fauna.

Mukkalkkal Sri Varaham Bhagawati Temple:

This shrine locates at Mukkolakkal in Manakad, 2-km away from the renowned Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple in the city.

The deity is goddess Bhagawati. 

Sri Pazhanchira Devi Temple:

This 700 years old temple is situated at Pazhanchira in the side of Kovalam road in the city. The idol was installed by a Siddha Yogi who used to worship Devi.

The deity of the temple is Vishnu. It is believed the water in the pond of the temple is holy and it will nullify the sins.

Papanasam Beach:

The beach Papanasam acquired its name as purifier. The panorama of the crescent shaped beach is brightened by the long stretched red laterite cliffs. During moon days the beach becomes crowded with pilgrims. A dip in the sea here is believed to be sacred.

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