Vazhuthacaud Ganapathy Temple is one of the temple I visit often.Vazhuthacaud Sree Maha Ganapthy Temple is situated in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram and is the abode of the destroyer of obstacles, Lord Ganapathy.Added the temple details below with history and details of the temple from there FB page.


The Ganapathy idol worshipped here is more than 500 years old and was transported for safekeeping from Perumbavoor to Thiruvananthapuram during Tipu Sultan’s attack on Kerala. Legend says that Lord Ganapathy himself refused to be transported back to Perumbavoor and hence this temple was established permanently at Vazhuthacaud around 250 years ago.

The creator of this temple was a Namboothiri from the Nagancherry Illam of Perumbavoor. He had settled down in Thiruvananthapuram and offered prayers and rituals to the deity. He also managed the temple administration for the rest of his life. But after his death his successors could not continue the same services. They entrusted the same on payment basis to another family who continued Shanti and the management of the temple for many years. Again someone from the Nagancherry family took over the management of the temple and continued services for some time. Finding it difficult to continue to manage further, he handed over the ownership and management of the temple to a legally constituted public trust in the year 1981. In all these years, even in difficult circumstances, Pooja and rituals were never affected due to the grace of the Lord.

Vazhuthacaud Sree Maha Ganapathi Temple Trust is the present management and the temple is prospering and progressing well. More and more devotees are coming to the temple for worship and to be blessed by the deity Lord Ganapathi.

credits: Vazuthacaud Ganapathy Temple FBPage

Temple dress code

As with many prominent temples in Kerala, in order to enter the main temple complex of the temple men need to be wearing a mundu and no upper body clothing.

Other Details


Address  Vazhuthacaud Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple Trust , Trivandrum, -695014
Phone 0471 232 0240
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