Vizhinjam rock caves

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Vizhinjam rock caves
Vizhinjam rock caves is located in India
Vizhinjam rock caves
Location in Kerala, India
Location Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Coordinates 8°13′N 76°35′E / 8.22°N 76.59°E / 8.22; 76.59
Type Cultural
State Party  India

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caves contains the rock cut sculptures of the 18th century in the cave temple at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India.

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 .


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