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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Hindu temple. Very powerful God and first God also called as Vinayagar. Festival times we can see most of the Vinayagar.  more »
  • Its on the way to Padmanaba swami temple and Pooja will be performed in very ritual manner it is believed to me more powerful God visit and seek blessings.  more »
  • One of the most popular temples in the city. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple's appearance is more similar to that of a North Indian temple. The disadvantage though is that its located in one of the busiest part of the city and hence its always crowded and there is noise everywhere. Hence one can't actually meditate very peacefully.
  • Very small but famous temple. Famous for breaking coconuts. There is a strong belief that if you break a coconut and ask for a wish it will fulfill soon.
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