Often people look up to call God. Maybe, heights and devotion are very much correlated. So, what if we can physically see the presence of the Lord above. Azhimala Shiva temple in Thiruvananthapuram is an example that sometimes devotions can take heights and heights doesn’t always need to be hills.
Azhimala in Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, is a scenic seashore where divinity blends with tranquility. The often balmy waves and soothe green environs adds an extra flavour to the revered Azhimala Gangadhareswara Temple.The temple standing tall on the cliff onlooking the sea is a vivid sight for the eyes. Apart from this serene beauty, the temple is now attracting spectators for its 58-ft-tall concrete statue of Lord Shiva in the Gangadhareswara form.
The massive structure with Shiva’s hair flowing in the wind and holding Goddess Ganga is a visual sadhya to the eyes. The sculpture should be noted for the minute detailing done at every point, whether it be Ganga Devi’s floating locks or Shiva’s muscular body.
Check out this video to get the real experience of Gangadhareswara.