Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple


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Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple Overview

Ranked 4 of 19 sightseeing in Kovalam

Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple is a 2000 year old temple, which is based on the banks of River Karamana. This temple is the only temple in the world that is dedicated to Lord Parasurama, who is believed to be the mythological creator of Kerala. During the Karkidaka Vavu day, devotees pay homage to the departed souls of their forefathers. As part of the religious ritual, devotees pray after taking a dip in the holy water of this temple.

According to history, this temple was built during the 12th and 13th centuries. Managed by the Travancore Devaswom Board, this temple is a protected monument under the Archaeology Department of Kerala. Located about 9 km away from Kovalam Beach, this temple can be accessed by taxi or auto-rickshaw.


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Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple

Soumya Banerjee
10th Jan 17

What travellers are saying about Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
3:45 AM -8:00 PM
3:45 AM -8:00 PM
3:45 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
3:45 AM -8:00 PM

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12 reviews

Very ancient temple

Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Swami Temple is one of the most ancient temples of Kerala. It is situated on the banks of Karamana River and just 6 Km from Kovalam beach. Legend said that Lord Parasurama is the creator of Kerala and the temple dedicated to him is considered as a holy place for his devotees.



2 reviews

Has a strict dress code

It is one of the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama. Legend has it that Lord Parasurama is the creator of Kerala and the temple dedicated to him is considered as a holy place. The main speciality of the temple is that, it is a Trimurthi temple where Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma have separate shrines. The temple has a strict clothing code like most temples in Kerala.

Aravind Kumar

Aravind Kumar4.3/5

14 reviews

Temple near the shore

This temple is very near to shore we visit here just before the door closes so we can't spend more time inside the temple. God Parasuramar is the main god some other god also in this temple like Alvarez, Anjaneyar and Sharathalvar.

Arvind Sahu

Arvind Sahu5.0/5

7 reviews

Amazing temple

It was a divine experience and had a devotional experience. Had a experience of traditional cultural. My whole family visited with me and we will always remember and look forward to visit again.

Prashant Adaskar

Prashant Adaskar3.9/5

8 reviews

Impressive Stone Work

This is a very big art of culture, all in stone construction.

Shyam Murali

Shyam Murali4.3/5

20 reviews

Oldest Parashurama Temple in India

One of the ancient temple in Kerala. There is only 2 Parashurama temples in India, this is one of that.

Kiran Babu

Kiran Babu4.3/5

5 reviews

One and Only Parasurama Temple.

One and Only Parasurama Temple in Kerala. Very Old Temple.

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