Vizhinjam Cave Temple

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Vizhinjam rock caves
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LocationThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Coordinates8°13′N 76°35′E / 8.22°N 76.59°E / 8.22; 76.59
State Party India
Vizhinjam Cave Temple is located in India
Vizhinjam Cave Temple
Location in Kerala, India

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caves contains the rock cut sculptures believed to be 12000 years old in the cave temple at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India.[1]

The granite cave encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The outer wall of the cave depicts half-complete reliefs of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi.

It is about 17 kilometers from the city centre. The cave was left unnoticed for a number of years.

Vizhinjam was earlier the capital of the Ay chieftains who ruled the southern parts of Kerala in the 8th century .


  1. ^ David Stott (2014). Kerala Footprint Focus Guide. Footprint Travel Guides. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-909268-79-1.

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