Temples in Thiruvananthapuram
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is dedicated to Lord Anantha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Thiruvananthapuram is literally known as The land of Lord Anantha. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is among the 108 holy temples of Lord Vishnu and it is one of the wealthiest temples in the world. The architecture of the temple is an amalgam of Kerala style and Dravidian style and the temple features a 100-foot tall gopuram. Inside, in the main shrine there is an 18-foot idol of the principal deity lies on Adi Shesha in the Ananthasayanam posture. Padmanabhaswamy Temple celebrates two major festivals like Painkuni (March and April) and Alpasi ( October and November), Special celebrations also take place during other festivals of regional and national importance.
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is one of the famous Lord Ganesha temples in Kerala located at the heart of East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. The original idol of the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is a small idol of Lord Ganesh, the Idol is in the seating position with the right leg folded. In this temple, there are 32 various forms of Lord Ganesha. People also worship Dharmasasta, Goddess Durga and Nagaraja in this temple. This magnificent Ganpati Temple is famous for its remarkable jet-black colour, a unique colour for Indian temples and its unusual Ganesh statue.
The temple that is dedicated to both Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna (avatar of Vishnu) is the Sreekanteswaram temple. The temple stands outside the north fort in Thiruvananthapuram and is one of the ancient Shiva temples in Kerala it lies southwest of Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram (Pazhaya means old in Tamil). The Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram is in Puthenchantha, Thiruvananthapuram. Festivals are also celebrated like Maha Shivratri and Thiruvathira Mahotsavam.
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is a very famous temple in Kerala located at Thiruvananthapuram, also known as the women’s Sabarimala. It is visited by a large number of women. Goddess Attukal Amma is the main deity and it has four arms each bearing a spear, sword, skull and shield. The temple has beautiful architecture. In addition, it is a historic and very clean temple also famous for its Pongala festival in which the rituals are performed exclusively by women to calm the Goddess. The festival has made its entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of followers of women in any single place. The temple structure shows a joining of traditional Tamil and Kerala styles of architecture. Beautifully carved figures of Goddess Kali, Sree Parvathy, Lord Shiva and the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu are the other attractive sights at the temple.
Udiyannoor Devi Temple
Udiyannoor Devi Temple is one of the ancient Temples in South India. It is located at Maruthumkuzhi in Thiruvananthapuram District Kerala. The temple celebrates festivals during the Malayalam month of Medam. This is an occasion when the entire city is decorated. The streets are made colourful on the festival days with tender coconut Petals and plantain leaf stalks also used for street decoration. The Udiyanoor Devi Temple is 1300 years old and is among the very few temples that face to the north.
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala, India. It is well-known for its rich culture and many temples. Some of the famous temples in Thiruvananthapuram include the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Aazhimala Siva Temple and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. It has many additional religious places that showcase the region's deep cultural roots and spiritual traditions. And the major harvest festival celebrated is Onam, as it is a vibrant and significant festival for the people of Kerala, which usually comes between August and September. The ideal time to visit the temple is from the month of February to March.