Sri Shrikanteswarar Temple in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Here is Some Information about Sri Shrikanteswarar Temple in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala India.

Location:  1 km from East Fort, in Thiruvananthapuram
Built in: 700 years ago
Dedicated to: Lord Siva
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Significance: one of the most temple
Temple Timing: 4 Am to 12 Pm, 5 Pm to 8.30 Pm.
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Phone : 0471-2472233
Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram station
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram Airport
 
Sreekanteswaram temple is one of the most popular Shiva temples in Kerala ,situated at Sreekanteswaram, around 1 km from East Fort, in Thiruvananthapuram. There are two seperate Sreekovils for Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.This is a Maha Kshetram with with golden flag staff.Lord Shiva is known by the names Sreekanteswaran (the lord of Sreekanteswaram), Mahadeva, Kailasanatha, and Gowri Shankara. The temple also has separate shrines of Sree Mahaganapathy (Ganesha), Sree Dharmasastha (Swamy Ayyappa), Sree Nagaraja, Sree Murugan (Lord Subramanya), Sree Krishna and Sree Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman). The holy pond is seen on the eastern side of the temple. Sreekanteswaram Temple is situated to the south-west of the Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple (Old Sreekanteswaram Temple) in Trivandrum.

History of Sreekanteswaram Temple


According to the popular legend, there was an old sweeper-maid who worked in Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple. She used to take rest after the work under the shade of a tree, keeping the broom and the pot called Kalayakkudam beside her. One day when she tried to lift the pot, it did not move and she tried to break the pot using a stone. All of a sudden, she found that the pot was bleeding. It is said that Lord Shiva gave darshan to the old lady in the form of Swayambhu Shiva Lingam. A temple was built on the spot and later it is called as Sreekanteswaram Temple.
Sreekanteswaram Temple Festivals 
Thiruvathira Mahotsavam,Maha Shivarathri Festival

How To Reach  Sreekanteswaram Temple


By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Sreekanteswaram Temple Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is  Thiruvananthapuram station.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Thiruvananthapuram Airport.

Picture Gellery of  Sreekanteswaram Temple






Google Map of  Sri Shrikanteswarar Temple


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