Sri Mahadeva temple is located in the main village referred as Thirupathapuram, in the district of Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala in South India. The commanding deity of this temple is Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is banayan tree. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Thirupathapuram.
The main festival of this temple are Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Thai Poosam in January-February, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Mondays of Karthikai Malayalam month covering November-December, Deepvalli, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Pongal, Vaikasi Thiruvadhirai in May-June, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January celebrated in the shrine. A huge crowd of Hindus throng on all festive days at this shrine for all types of pujas and rituals.
Lord Shiva facing west is a swayambumurthy in this temple. The shrine is open for all the Hindus from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
During the public holidays and religious auspicious days, the temple remains open for the whole day for the devotees and pilgrims with great dedication and devotion. The head priest supervises all the pujas and rituals to the Lord in this particular shrine. It is one of the ancient Lord Shiva temples in this district and in the state of Kerala.
Address – Sri Mahadevar temple, Thirupathapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala