Karamanai Sathyavageeswara Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Sri Sathyavageeswarar temple is based in the sub-town known as Karamanai, in the district of Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala in Southern India. The principal deity of this temple is Sathyavageeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.

The holy tree of this temple is Jack tree. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Karamanai.

The festivals of this shrine are all Lord Shiva related festivals that are grandly celebrated with devotional and dedicational significance. Other festivals of this shrine are  Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January,   Vinayaka Chaturthi,  Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January, Vaikasi Thiruvadhirai in May-June, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November,  Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December, Onam, New Year days, Vishu and Thai Poosam in January-February.

The shrine is open for all the Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy.  During the festive days, auspicious days and religious important days are marked with whole day kept open of the shrine for the Hindus. Special pujas and rituals are conducted as per the Vedic practices at this shrine. It is one of the most visited temples in the district by Hindus on Shivarathri day and all other Lord Shiva related religious important days and auspicious days.

Address – Sri Sathyavageeswarar temple, Karamanai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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