ARUVIPURAM SIVA

Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Siva
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
District: Trivandrum
Thaluk: Neyyaattinkara
Panchayath: Perumkadavila
Thanthri: xx
Trustee: S.N.D.P.


Aruvippuram Shiva Temple is located at Aruvippuram in Thiruvananthapuram District. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The temple is of great historical and social importance as the shivling was installed by the great social reformer Shri Narayana Guru in AD 1888, on the Shivratri day. This was done against the rule when tradition strictly allowed only Brahmins to install deities. Legend has it that Shri Narayana Guru got the idol from a nearby waterfall.

Important Festivals



The main festival of the temple is Shivratri. Various cultural programs are conducted during this time. A caparisoned elephant carries the image of the deity in a grand procession in the evening and the festival concludes with the Aarattu. Shri Narayana Guru Jayanthi is also celebrated in a grand manner. There is a cave on top of a nearby hill and it is believed that Guru meditated here



Main offerings



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How to reach



24 Kms. From Trivandrum via Neyyaattinkara.

Temple Photo Gallery



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Additional Information



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