Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Utsavam of Sree Parasurama Temple

Date:23-11-2019 to 02-12-2019

Sree Parasurama Temple, located at Thiruvallam in Thiruvananthapuram, is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama, the mythological creator of Kerala.  The annual ten-day Utsavam (festival) of Lord Parasurama takes place on the Malayalam month of Thulam (October-November). The festival starts with Kodiyettam on the Atham asterism and ends with an Arattu on Thiruvonam asterism. A grand line-up of cultural programmes is organised as part of the festival in the temple premises. 

Located on the banks of Karamana River, the temple is one of the major venues of Bali Tharpanam, final rites for the deceased which takes place on New Moon day of the Malayalam month of  Karkidakam. 

The temple also celebrates Parasurama Jayanthi, roughly falls in the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November -December). Next year the festival falls on 6th December 2018.  

Main Attraction

Elephant Procession, Performance of art forms




Sree Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam

Thiruvananthapuram - 695027
Phone: +91 471 2380706


Festival date
October - November (on the Malayalam month of Thulam)

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