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Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple

Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple

Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, known as Thrikkaviyoor Mahadevar Temple, is one of the oldest of the Mahadeva temples in Kerala, lying at a distance of 6kms from Thiruvalla town in Pathanamthitta district. Believed to be constructed in the10th century, the temple is a beautiful specimen of Kerala style architecture. The outer wall of the sanctum sanctorum is beautifully adorned with excellent wood carvings (daarusilpas) belonging to 17th century and the inscriptions on the basement dates back to 950AD. The annual 10 day long temple festival 'Thiruvutsavam' starts on Thiruvathira day in the Malayalam month of Dhanu (December-January). Utsavabali, seva, pallivetta are the main rituals performed during the festival. A Hanuman Temple is also located in the temple complex of Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple.

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