Situated on the Main Central Road in Venjaramoodu, which is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north of Thiruvananthapuram, Manikkode Shiva sanctuary is a popular sanctuary committed to Lord Shiva. This is a Major sanctuary under Travancore Devaswom Board. This is an old sanctuary with copper secured roundabout sreekovil and copper dwaja prathishta.
Effectively available to the Thiruvananthapuram city by street, a large number of individuals visit the sanctuary amid the two-day Maha Shivratri Festival that is commended amid the months of February or March each year. The sanctuary is additionally part of an agrarian fair that happens around the same time of the sanctuary celebration. This sanctuary is justified regardless of a visit for the supporters of Lord Shiva.
Nearest Air terminal is at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Nearest rail head is at Chirayinkeezhu Railway station.
Venjarammoodu is situated on Main Central Road, at a distance of 25 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates a bus depot at Venjarammoodu. It is well connected to all parts of the state by state road transport buses.
Venjaramoodu Manikkodu Mahadeva Temple,
Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram district,
Kerala, India, Pincode – 695607.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.