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Vizhinjam Rock Caves
    Place:
  • Vizhinjam
    Location :
  • Trivandrum
  • There are rock-cut sculptures dating from the 18th century in the cave temple at Vizhinjam located to the south of Kovalam junction. The granite cave here encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The outer wall of the cave depicts half-complete relics of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi. 

     

    The granite cave encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The outer wall of the cave depicts half-complete reliefs of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi.

     

    It is about 17 kilometers from the city centre. The cave was left unnoticed for a number of years.

    Vizhinjam was earlier the capital of the Ay chieftains who ruled the southern parts of Kerala in the 8th century.

    The temple is open daily from 0900 - 1800 hrs. It remains closed on Mondays. 

    Images courtesy: hindudevotionalblog.com

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