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Kariavattom (കാര്യവട്ടം)is approximately 14 km north of Trivandrum on NH 47, between Pangappara(പാങ്ങപ്പാറ) and Kazhakuttam(കഴക്കൂട്ടം). It is about 3 km from Sreekariyam(ശ്രീകാര്യം) and 3.5 km from Kaniyapuram(കണിയാപുരം).
According to old timers, the place got its name because the Ettuveettil Pillamar(എട്ടുവീട്ടീല് പിള്ളമാര്) (Pillais from the 8 houses) who rebelled against the would-be Prince Marthandavarma (മാര്ത്താണ്ഡവര്മ്മ)(later King of Travancore) used to meet in a place near the Lord Ayyappa temple located near Kariavattom. It is believed that they used to sit in a circle and discuss matters of importance and hence the name Kariavattom. (Karya means matter and [vattom means circle.)Now in Trivandrum Corporation. Sree Narayana Guru's birth place near 5 km from kariavattom. Postal Index Number (PIN) Code is 695581
The town is home to some of the prominent educational institutions like University of kerala -Post graduate section, Govt.College, Kariavattom, Engineering College[Kerala University] as well as the L.N.C.P.E [Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education]. In proper Kariavattom (ie.near Kariavattom Jn) there are three Schools. Govt. UPS, SDA School, Mar Gregorious
Features & Other Eminent Buildings
There are three temples (Kariavattom Sree Dharma Sastha [Ayyappa] temple, Kamukinkode Devi Kshethram & Viyattu Devi Kshethram) and two churches. A mosque is situated at the end of Kerala University Campus. A telephone exchange is also there. The STD code of this area is 0471 and BSNL land phone numbers begins with 241... A Sree Narayana gurumandiram is situated at Pangappara near SDA School
Technopark, India's largest IT and electronics industrial park, is located near Kariavattom.Kariavattom Outdoor Stadium that is currently under construction.It is the first stadium in the country coming up on DBOT (Design-Build- Operate and Transfer) basis .
Kariavattom Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
Kariavattom Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is famous for 'Sanidosha nivaranam' This is taken from http://www.kariyavattomsreedharmasastha.org/home.php © Sree Dharmasastha Temple Karyavattom 2009
Lord Ayyappa and Dharmasastha are the incarnations of the same infinite power. Legends say that after achieving his birth goals, Lord Ayyappa merged into Dharmasastha. Sabarimala Ayyappa is also said to be an unparalleled power that the Thanthrik practices separated from Dharmasastha for the purpose of worship.
Kariyavattom Sree Dharmasastha Temple is one of those temples in Kerala where the very charismatic charm and uniqueness of the idol takes you to the unknown realms of spirituality. The idol has in it, the effulgent divinity of some 1000 years! Besides the main charismatic idol of Sree Dharmasastha, a whole lot of ‘upadevathas’ or subordinating deities too are installed in abodes called ‘Srikovil’. The offerings are made for Sree Dharmasastha, Sree Maha Ganapathi, Nagaraja, Nagayakshi and Chathan.
Kariyavattom Sree Dharmasastha Temple has been the singular refuge to many a lot devotee. Even today, hundreds of devotees from every nook and corner of Kerala and nearby states visit the temple so as to offer their prayers. Dharmasastha is believed to be the ‘guarding god’ of Kariyavattom and other adjacent villages. For more about Kariavattom Sree Dharma Sastha Temple visit their site 
Eminent persons in this area
There are many eminent persons living in this area. They include Sri.Kariavattom Sreekantan Nair (Poet), Sri.Naduvattom Gopalakrishnan (Malayalam scholar, linguist, essayist, author of many books like Kerala Charitradharakal (Historical Documents)), Sri.Vanchiyoor B. Praveenkumar (tele artist, Kaadhikan), Dr.Santhoshkumar