Thakazhy Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Alappuzha

Thakazhi Sree Dharmasastha Temple is one of the important Lord Ayyappan Temple in Kerala.

The temple is located just 6 km from Ambalapuzha at Thakazhy in Alappuzha district. The presiding deity is Shasthavu (Lord Ayyappan) who faces east. There are no sub-deities in this temple.

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The idol in Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple was once installed on a hill named Othera by Lord Parasurama. But the idol drifted to a farm because of a heavy flood. A magician (Odiyan) in that place found the idol and gave it to 'Vilwamangalam Swami' for installation. Vilwamangalam recognized its supernatural and gave it to a sage named Udhayarkkan. That sage installed the idol and the King of Chembakassery built a temple for it. Five poojas are offered following the Manayathattu thantric rites.

Important Festivals

The main festival is in the month Kumbham. It is an eight-day festival which ends with Arattu. Kalamezhuthupattu is celebrated for 41 days. Kalabhabhishekam is celebrated from 1st Dhanu and ends after 11 days.

Temple Speciality

Valiyenna (a special type of medicinal oil) is a speciality of this temple. This oil has magical powers to cure the diseases of manhood. These medicines are collected from Othar hill.

Address: V/ 27, SH 12, Thakazhi, Kerala 688562

How to Reach

By Bus: 35 min (20.2 km) via Ambalappuzha - Thiruvalla Rd and NH 66

Nearest Railway Station: Thakazhy Railway Station is the nearest railhead. Ambalappuzha railway station is the major railway station nearby.

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Thakazhy Sree Dharmasastha Temple.

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