Palayam or Cantonment, as it is locally known, one of the busiest localities in Thiruvanathapuram (also known as Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala
State in India
.The Palayam Juma Masjid
, St. Joseph’s Latin Cathedral or Palayam Palli and a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh are situated close to each other. The mosque and a temple are side by side, touching each other.
The co-existence of these three centres of worship of different religions is quite unique and is a standing example of the religious tolerance and harmony in the state. Today hundreds of devotees offered prayers at the temple. The Friday prayers at the mosque are attended by a fairly high number of people.
St. Joseph's Cathedral
is under the Latin Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram
.It is a major shopping area of the city. Offices of the University of Kerala
, Legislative Assembly
, hostel of the Members of the Legislative Assembly, Jubilee Memorial Hospital, Connemara Market and Saphalyam Shopping Complex are at Palayam.