Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple is one of the most ancient temples of South India. The temple is situated on the banks of Karamana River near Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Swami Temple is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama.

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The temple is located at the Triveni Sangama of rivers Karamana, Killi and Parvathiputhanar. The main speciality of this temple is that it is a Trimurthy Trmple were Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahama has seperate shrines. The head of Padmanabhaswamy was seen in this temple and the feet at Tripadapuram Mahadeva temple. The body of the Padmanabhaswamy is seen in the Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple. These 3 temples are visited in one go.

This heritage structure is placed under the list of monuments of national importance.


It says that the temple was built during the 12th and 13th century, late Pandyan period. The temple is considered a protected monument by the Archaeology Department of Kerala. It is famous for Balitharpanam (a tribute to ancestors).

Legend has it that Lord Parasurama is the creator of Kerala and the temple dedicated to him is considered as a holy place for his devotees. During the karkidaka vavu day (a holiday in the Malayalam month of karkidakam) as part of the bali (a religious ritual), devotees pay homage to the departed souls of forefathers, after taking a dip in the holy water.

Address: 9JW7+6VP, Kaviyoor, Thiruvalla, Kerala 689582

How to Reach

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport, located 5 km away, is the nearest airport to reach Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple.

Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station, just 5 km away.

Bus Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station, also known as Thampanoor bus station, is just 5 km away and is opposite to Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.

Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple

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