Located at a distance of 24 kilometers from Trivandrum, Aruvippuram pilgrimage is an important pilgrim center of this place. Sree Narayana Guru built this temple on the banks the river from which the place derives its name. Located in picturesque location in Trivandrum, this pilgrim center is a popular picnic spot and many tourists visit Aruvippuram pilgrim center while visiting Kerala.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts lots of devotees during the festival of “Shiva Ratri”. The famous reformer Sree Narayana Guru built this temple in the 19th century. He came upon the idea of building a temple when the local people requested him to build a place of worship for them as the Brahmins wouldn’t let them worship in their temples. The Guru consecrated a stone and since then the stone is being worshipped as the divine lingam.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport.
The Aruvippuram pilgrimage is easily accessible from the Trivandrum railway station.
Trivandrum is well connected to Kerala by a wide network of roads.