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Ayyankovil Sree Dharma Sastha Temple At Amballur In Ernakulam - History - Festival

Ayyankovil Sree Dharmasastha Temple is located at Amballur in Ernakulam district in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed on the Uthram Nakshatra day in Kumbham Month.

Ayyankovil Sree Dharmasastha temple is unique as Ayyappa and his spouse Prabha is installed on the same peedam in the sanctum sanctorum.

This ancient temple belonged to Parukuduthi Menons who served the king of Kochi. Legend has it that one Paravur Thamburan got killed by the Parukuduthi family and the Thamburan became a Rakshas. He started troubling the family and the people in the region. When the troubles created by the Rakshas became intolerable he was forcefully consecrated on a Suryanarayana bhimbam in the temple.