This temple is situated on the back of karamana river near Thiruvallam (Thiruvanathapuram District) and hardly 250 meter from our Trivandrum office. It is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama. The temple is 09 km form Kovalam beach and 15 km away from Trivandrum airport. It was built during the period 12th & 13th century and the temple is managed by the Travancore Devaswom board it is famous for Balitharpanam (a tribute to Ancestors)
Lord Parasurama is the creator of Kerala and the temple dedicated to him is considered as a holy place for his devotees during the karkidaka vavu / July – August (a holiday in the Malayalam month) of karkidakam as part of the bali (a religious ritual) devotees pay homage to the departed souls of forefathers, after taking a dip in the holy water.
Parasurama visited may holy places to relieve himself from the dosha he incurred for killing his mother as commanded by his father. As advised by Lord Shiva, he came to this place and has a bath in the karamanai river. He got a Linga here, installed it and performed penance in this place and cleansed himself of the dosha. He also performed Tarpan for his mother here.
The temple is open from 05.00 am to 11.00 am and from 04.00 pm to 07.00 pm.