Aazhimala Siva Temple

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Aazhimala, a lovely village in Vizhinjam, is home to a mystical intersection of the divine and the natural world. Aazhimala's beautiful coastline and lush landscape beckon visitors, and the site is also home to the famed Aazhimala Shiva Temple. The old temple that sits on the rock above the water is a spiritual beacon for miles around. The Aazhimala Siva Temple got its name because it is located on a narrow strip of land between two massive rock formations and the ocean. The word 'Aazhi' means 'sea' and 'Mala' means 'Hill.' Because it sits on the edge of the Arabian Sea, surrounded by picturesque cliffs, the name Aazhimala is perfect for the temple. Historically, it was known as the Aazhimala Pulinkudi Sree Mahadeva Temple due to the prevalence of tigers. 

The temple's most recognizable feature is the 58-foot-tall concrete statue of Lord Shiva in his Gangadhareswara form. The huge structure, which depicts Shiva's hair blowing in the wind and holding the goddess Ganga, gives the temple a unique and enchanting air. The sight of the stunning Azhimala Lord Shiva Statue sends chills up and down your spine because of its massiveness and depiction. Sculptor P.S.Devadathan was only 29 when he completed making the statue and during the time it was unveiled. He devoted six years of his life to its creation. This Shiva statue in Aazhimala Temple is the tallest in all of Kerala. The statue's 3D structure and attention to detail are stunning. 

What to look at in Aazhimala Siva Temple?

  • Under the Gangadhareshwara statue, a big meditation hall is being constructed. You can come here to relax and find inner calm. 
  • The old temple, dwarfed by the gigantic statue of Shiva, is still in use for ritual worship, and poojas can be performed as usual. The Aazhimala Shivakshetra Devaswom Trust Pulinkudi has erected a board outside the temple with directions for worshippers to follow. 
  • There is a long list of Sevas available to devotees at the Azhimala Siva temple who wish to perform puja there. Udayasthamaya Pooja, Pradosha Pooja, Divasa Pooja, and Umamaheshwari Pooja are all examples of such rituals. 
  • Between January and February, the temple celebrates its yearly celebration called the 'Naranga Vilakku.' during which thousands of worshippers light an oil lamp balanced on a lemon. Visit the temple during these months to feel the divinity around you. 
  • The Aazhimala Siva Temple is perched atop a hill, giving worshippers a breathtaking vista of the infinite golden sands of the spectacular Aazhimala Beach and the captivating rhythm of the waves crashing against the shore below.
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Address of Aazhimala Siva Temple

Poovar to vizhinjam road, Trivandrum 695501 India

Opening & Closing time of Aazhimala Siva Temple

  • Monday
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  • Sunday

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