Kaviyoor Mahadevar Temple
Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple is another glory in the religious history of Kerala. The temple is also popular as Thrikkaviyoor Mahadeva Temple. Hanuman Temple and Sriparvati Temple are its other names. The temple is at Kaviyoor which is a pilgrimage for the Hindus. Moreover, this village is one of the 64 oldest Brahmin settlements of Kerala. The village is at the Pathanamthitta district. Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple worships Lord Shiva. Lord Vishnu is also one of the main deities here. Furthermore, the temple falls under the Thiruvalla Group of Temples. As River Manimala flows by the temple, the environment is both serene and spiritual. Due to its immense historical value, the temple is a heritage monument. The Archaeological Department of India protects the shrine. Locals believe that the shrine is thousand years old. December or January is the best time to visit the temple as many festivals take place during this time.
Location : Kaviyoor P.O Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Gods : Mahadevar
Landmark : Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla, about 5 km from Kaviyoor Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 119 km from Pathanamthitta
The main offering to the presiding deity at Kaviyoor Mahadevar Temple is Aval Nadyam and Vada Mala, which can be offered after making a receipt from the counter. The day-to-day activities of the temple include a number of rituals performed to please the presiding deity. The temple also conducts Hanuman Jayanti, which is a ceremonious occasion celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Lord Hanuman.