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Pazhavangadi MahaGanapathy Temple

MahaGanapathy Temple is positioned in Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahaganapathy. There is a strict dress code to enter the temple. Women must wear Sarees or Salwar and Men must wear Dhoti and Mundu. The presiding deity of the temple is Sree Mahaganapathy. The deity is seen in a seated posture. Other deities in the temple include Goddess Durga and Lord Nagaraja.

The major offering to the deity is the breaking of coconut. Other special poojas include Ganapathy Homam and Modakam.

The major festival celebrated in the temple is the Vinayaka Chathurthi. Other festivals in the temple include Ganesh Jayanthi, Virad Chathurthi and Sankashti Chathurthi.

Temple is opened from 4.30 AM to 10.45 AM and from 5 PM to 8.30 PM.

By Road

Pazhavangadi is at a distance of 4 kms from Thampanoor. Buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws are available frequently to reach the temple.

By Rail

The nearest railhead is the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway station at a distance of 500 mts from the temple.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at a distance of 8 kms from the temple.

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