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Vizhinjam Temple (വിഴിഞ്ഞം കോവില്‍) Vizhinjam, Trivendrum

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Vizhinjam Temple

Location : Vizhinjam, Trivendrum

About The Temple :

This ancient Devi (Sapta matrukkal) temple is in a square plan representative of the Chola type. The base pillars etc are in stone. The super structure is in the shape of a dome. It is a simple structure with sanctum sanctorum and ardhamandapa. The base, the pilasters and pillars in the corners and the porch, as well as the entamblature and roll cornice are of stone; the walls are of brick masonry and also the roof portion. The temple is dated back to 9th – 10th century A.D. It is the earliest structural temple in kerala.

The temple was declared as protected monument in 1966 by the Department of Archaeology considering the influence of an alien culture n the southern part of Kerala.

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