Monthly Archives: November 2021

Eruthavoor Muruga Temple

Eruthavoor Muruga Temple or Eruthavoor Subramanya Swamy Temple (എരുത്താവൂർ മുരുക ക്ഷേത്രം) is a well-known temple located on the Balaramapuram – Kattakada Road in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Popular as the Kerala Pazhani Temple, this Lord Murugan Temple reveres Balasubramanya Swamy or Child Muruga as the managing god. Like Palani Temple, Eruthavoor Subramanyaswamy Temple is arranged on top of a Hill and one needs to take a trip of 242 steps to arrive at the temple.

.Eruthavoor Muruga Temple

A hallowed place of Lord Ganapathi can be seen on the left half of the sanctum sanctorum and on the right side is the altar of Goddess Parvati.  A sanctum committed to Yogishwaran (Lord Shiva) and an icon of Arumughan or Shanmukha (Muruga with 6 appearances) can likewise be seen inside the sanctuary. The sanctuary of Nagaraja and Nagakanya or the Snake Gods is on the right half of the sanctuary entrance.

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Vizhinjam RockCut Cave

Vizhinjam RockCut Cave(വിഴിഞ്ഞം ഗുഹാക്ഷേത്രം)

Vizhinjam RockCut CaveVizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple is one of Trivandrum’s most popular tourist attractions, located 17 kilometers from the city. The god of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi is housed in this single-celled rock-cut sculpture from the eighth century.

Temples have always been a significant component of Indian culture, and this particular temple is particularly regarded in South India. The shrine’s an outside wall is adorned with images of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There is also an unfinished Lord Shiva sculpture depicting him dancing and carrying a bow. The wall’s beautiful sculptures are well worth admiring.

The Bhagavathy Temple is another important temple close to the Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple. This sacred shrine dates from the ninth to tenth centuries AD. A Marine Aquarium, which houses unique marine ornamental fish, is also nearby.

Considered to be the smallest rock-cut shrine in southern India, the Vizhinjam Rock-cut cave is dated to back to 8th century. The shrine has a central cell with an independent sculpture of Dakshinamurthy and on either side of the cell are unfinished sculptures of Siva and Parvathi. It is believed to be one of the earliest rock-cut cave temples in Kerala. This rock cut cave is now a protected monument under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India since 1965.

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