About Karamana


Karamana is one of the populous places near Thiruvanathapuram city, Kerala. It is on the banks of Karamana River . ‘Karamana’ means ‘Mana’ -Namboothiri residence and ‘Kara’ – on the banks of the river.

The village is populated mostly by Tamil Brahmins. Karamana river has several bridges across it and the largest is Karamana Bridge .It was built by Lt Col. Horsley. Other  bridges nearest are Kundamon Kadavu , Aruvikkara . One would have to cross the Karamana  bridge over the Karamana river when travel from Kanyakumari to Thiruvanathapuram city through National High way  and it is a major transit for people travelling to and from Tamil Nadu, the neighbouring state of kerala.

Karamana River is a river starts from the Western Ghats at Agastyakoodam.  There are two important dams for Karamana river. Aruvikkara Dam (built in the 1930s ) and the Peppara Dam (built in 1983). Aruvikkara Dam provides piped drinking water to the city. Karamana Mandapam ,Karamana Boat Club , Mata Amrithandamayi Math (Kaimanam)  are other attractions.

Killipalam, Chalai,Thampanoor, East Fort, Neeramankara, Kaimanam,  Pappanamcode, Thiruvallam are nearest places.

A famous malayalam novelist, Malayattoor Ramakrishnan was lived in Shastri Nagar in Karamana. Karamana Janardhanan Nair, a most famous Malayalam film actor lived in Karamana.

The place is famous with numerous worship centres such as  Juma Masjid Karamana, Sree sathyavageeswara swami temple, Chilanthival Dharma Sastha Temple. Mannady Sree Bhaganathy Mahadevar Temple. In Sathyavageeswara temple  Lord Shiva is the main deity. Hanuman swami, sri  ayyappa, ganapathi, murugan, sri. Gomathy ambal and nandikesa are other dieties.


Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple (3 km) East Fort, Attukal Temple, Sree Kanteswarem (3km) East Fort, Ananthankadu , Sree Varaham,  Muthumari amman temple, Hanuman swamy temple (PMG) are nearest to Karamana.


Different Education Centres such as N.S.S. College for Women’s ,Karamana Girls High School, Rajas International School, Bharat Engineering Institute, PRS College of Nursing, Karamana Boys High School, Government Girls Higher Secondary ,Wisdom Valley Kindergarten , Government Women’s Poly Technic and several Bank Branches are there in Karamana. PRS hospital,Chelsa Hospital,St. Jude Hospital, Eramath Hospital are in Karamana.


Nearest International Airport is Trivandrum International Airport (10 km) and railway Station is Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway station.

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