Azhimala shiva temple, located at the shores of arabian sea – Trivandrum
Annual festival celebrates on Malayalam month makaram at Azhimala shiva temple
Azhimala shiva kshethram is a popular temple in trivandrum located at kovalam at the shore of arabian sea. it attract the pilgrimages by its natural beauty. the waves of arabian sea adding a great beauty to this coast. this is one of the ancient temple sin kerala and become unique by its natural beauty. i extremely following a kerala style of architecture. lord shiva in the sanctum of the temple is worshiping in the form of shiva linga. tuesdays are the special days for lord shiva in azhimala temple. azhimala is the name suggests its natural beauty, in malayalam azhi means sea and mala for hill, it sandwiched between hill and sea shore and hence it got the name azhimala.
Peoples who visiting in azhimala shiva kshethram will give a great experience of sea shore on morning and evening. lemon lamp or naranga viallku is the special offering for lord shiva. temple compound become more crowded on tuesdays. entrance of teh temple is carved with beautiful idols and it is very colorful in its structure. kovalam leaf is another special offering at the temple. it will better to visit on Tuesdays here. it is rich for celebrating festivals.daily rituals are performed according to the vedic rules.
Annual festival holds in azhimala shiva kshethram is in a grand scale, there are some special rituals and classical art forms performed here on the festival days, the annual festival usually falls in january or february. it will change according to the malayalam calendar. shiva rathri day is also famous at azhimala. kovalam is the nearest city to the temple at a distance of 8 km. it is also the nearest bus terminal to connect easily to other cities. trivandrum is the nearest rail head and also the airport situated in trivandrum at distance of 27 km.