Kaviyoor Temple | History and Timings

Kaviyoor Temple is one of Kerala’s most important Siva temples. It is present in Kaviyoor village in Tiruvalla Pathanamthitta District of Kerala state. Thrikkaviyoor Mahadeva Temple is the local name of the Temple. Lord Mahadeva is the principal god, accompanied by Parvathi. The Hanuman temple, located within the temple complex, is well-known. Kaviyoor temple timings are from 3:30 am to 8 pm.

This Temple is one of the Travancore Devaswom Board’s significant Special Grade temples. Kaviyoor Mahadevar Temple is 200 meters west of Kaviyoor Junction on Changancherry-Kaviyoor Road.

Although Lord Shiva is the principal deity here, people also worship Lord Hanuman in this Temple. On this page, you get more information about the Temple. So, read this page thoroughly to learn more about this Temple.

Pathanamthitta kaviyoor temple

Kaviyoor Temple History:

According to history, on his return to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, Lord Sri Rama placed the primary Idol of Lord Shiva in the presence of Sita, Hanuman, Sugreeva, and Vibheeshana. Lord Sri Rama tasked Hanuman to deliver a precious Sivalimga from the Himalayas.

Hanuman went to the Himalayas to look for a one-of-a-kind Sivalinga and spent some time doing so. As the auspicious time for Prathishta approached, Lord Rama chose to perform it right away, and he fashioned a Sivalinga out of the earth from that location and dedicated it. When Hanuman returned, he was disappointed to see that the Prathishta had been completed already.

As a result, Lord Rama instructed Hanuman to remove the Prathishta and replace it with the Divyalinga he had brought. Hanuman put out his best effort, but the newly moulded earthen Linga remained unchanged. Instead, the earth around it rose, forming a slight mound.

So Hanuman prayed for forgiveness and asked Lord Rama for permission to live near the Divya Prathishta, which he had completed for the rest of his life. As a result, Kaviyoor became Hanuman’s home. Hence, this Temple became the most prominent Hanuman temple in Kerala.

Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple Timings:

The following are the Kayivoor temple timings for darshan. So, you can refer to the following timings before visiting the Temple.

Part of the dayFROMTO
Morning3:30 am3:30 am
Evening11:30 am 5:00 pm

How to reach the temple?

By Air:

Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to the Temple. It is about 160 km away.

By Rail: The Thiruvalla railway station is 5 km from the Temple. This station has less number of trains. Chengannur railway station is at a distance of 80 km from the Temple.

By Road: This Temple is present in the Pathanamthitta district. So it has travel facilities from all over the state.

These are the available modes of transport to reach the Temple. So, you can refer to your comfortable route to reach the Kaviyoor temple.

Contact Details:


Changanassery Road, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha – 689582.

Temple Phone Number: N/A