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Putharikandam Maidan

Putharikandam Maidan is a large open space situated opposite to the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, at East Fort, in Thiruvananthapuram. In early times, this ground was a large paddy field which served the needs of the Kowdiar Palace and the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. This large field came to be referred to as Putharikandam (‘Puthari’ means 'newly reaped rice' and ‘kandam’ means 'field') by the locals. It is said that the first harvest was offered to the presiding deity of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Today, Putharikandam Maidan is the venue for numerous functions, fairs and exhibitions. Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Gandhi Park and Kanthalloor Shri Mahadevar Temple are situated nearby.

The City Bus Station (East Fort Station) is just across the compound wall of Putharikandam. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is just a km away. Trivandrum International Airport (7 km) is the nearby airport.

Updated on 13th April, 2015
District: Thiruvananthapuram
Location: Thiruvananthapuram    


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