Location

Lattitude: 8.441712, Longitude: 76.955045

Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam

The only temple in Kerala dedicated to the warrior sage Parasurama is the Sree Parasurama Swami Temple at Thiruvallam in Thiruvananthapuram. This 2000-year-old temple is situated on the picturesque banks of the Karamana River. Legends say that the temple was built by Vilwamangalam Swamy, an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.

The temple structure is built in black granite, and was reconstructed by the Chera king Athiyaman Perumal. Now it is protected by the Archaeology Department.

This site is especially favoured by devotees who conduct obsequies for their ancestors. As part of the Bali ritual, devotees make offerings to the departed souls, with a dip in the holy waters.

Vishnu Temples

Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam

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