Trivandrum Palayam Hanuman TempleÂ

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Description

The temple is one of the famous hanuman temples in Kerala and visited by devotees from all part of Kerala and India. The temple is located in Palayam central part of Thiruvananthapuram. Since the temple is built of the military camp area, from then on the temple is called as OTC (Officers Training Camp) Hanuman temple. People come here from all over Kerala to take blessing from Goddess.Â

History

According to historians the temple history goes like this, after the rule of King Marthanda Varma, the state headquarters of Travancore was transferred to Thiruvananthapuram from Padmanabhapuram. To start, the new ruler ordered brigade of army known as Nair Brigade to reallocate to the new capital. After some though the Brigade moved to Kollam first, and then made it way to the new capital Thiruvananthapuram again. The column of the Nair brigade carried with them many idols of gods and particularly Lord Ganesha of Pazhavangady temple. The soldiers of the brigade carried with them the idol of Lord Hanuman and installed the idol at Palayam. The temple is based and constructed on Kerala architectural style.Â

Importance/Significance

The main presiding deity is Lord Hanuman who blesses the devotees. The temple also has the idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganapathy, Yogeeswaran and Naga devathas in separate shrine. The temple rituals are conducted according to the traditions of Kerala and main tantric is well known Thazhamon Madhom.Â

Festivals/Events/Gatherings

The festival related to Lord Hanuman is celebrated in a grand manner and according to rituals. The temples in Kerala follow strict dress code and all the devotees have to follow the tradition. No one can enter temple in a pant and other dresses. To help the devotees the temple authorizes provides traditional attire to both men and women devotees. The temple is under the control of Travancore Devaswom Board. Since, the temple is located at Palayam a central part of the city. The temple can be reached from any part of the state. The accommodation is not a problem. The temple is open to public throughout the year. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala and has many temples to visit. They include Sri Janardhana Swami temple, Lord Padmanabha Swamy temple, Navaneetha Krishna Swami temple, Lord Mahadevar temple, Prassala, Lord Shiva temple Aruvippuram, Another Mahadevar temple , Otta Sekharamangalam, SreeKrishna Temple, Malyikeezhu, Goddess Bhagavathy temple, Vizhinjam, Bhadrakali temple, Vellayani, Lord Parasuramar temple, Tiruvalla, Valiyasala Mahadevar temple, Mithranandapuram thrimoorthy temple, Kazhakootam Mahadevar temple, Sarkara devi temple, Chirayinkeezhu, Sankaranarayana temple, Navayikulam, Lord Mahavishnu temple, Vamanapuram, Attukal Devi temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Madavoorpara rock cut temple, Lord Maha Ganapathy temple, Pazhavangudi. The entire temples are located within the radius of two to four KMS from Thiruvananthapuram railway station. They are many other small temples that are in the city and grace the devotees. A total of two hundred and eighty three temples including the aforesaid are administrated by Travancore Devaswom Board. There are forty four temples in the city also that are under the administration of various individuals, trusts and committees.Â