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Karamana Thaliyal Mahadeva Temple - History - Gods - Festival

Karamana Thaliyal Mahadeva Temple is located in Trivandrum Town in Thiruvananthapuram District. The annual festival in the temple is observed with kodiyettam on Chathayam Nakshatra in Dhanu month and ends with Arattu on Rohini Nakshatra.

This is one of the southernmost Thali temples in Kerala. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is unusually big for the region. The deity faces east. It is believed that the murti in the temple was consecrated by Khara Maharishi.

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Sri Krishna, Hanuman and Nagaraja.

There is a legend that five Brahmin families from Nirmana Village were brought here to conduct and look after the daily activities of the temple.

There is also hearsay that the Nandi from nearby Valiyashala temple was installed at Karamana Thaliyal Mahadeva temple.