Sri Mahadeva temple is situated in the small village named Karamana thaliyal, in the district of Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Mahadevar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is banayan tree. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is just 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this particular place is Karamana thaliyal.
The festivals that are grandly celebrated in this temple are Poornima day (Full moon day), Car festival for Lord Dakshinamurthy, in the month of Chithirai (April-May) transit day of planet Jupiter from one zodiac sign to the next with special pujas, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Deepavalli, New Year days, Pongal, Thai poosam in January-February, Deepavalli, Onam, Vishu, New Year days according to the Malayalam traditional calendar and Georgian calendar.
The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy. This ancient temple is a bit far from the district headquarters of Thrissur. It is situated away from the highway in the outskirt within the district. There are private bus services plying towards this particular village. Special pujas and rituals are conducted on all Lord Shiva related festive days and auspicious occasion. The religious activities and functions are conducted according to Vedic practices plus ancient Hindu rules and regulations.
Address – Sri Mahadeva temple, Karamana thaliyal, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala