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Perunad Sree Dharma Sastha Temple - Information - Gods - Festival - Kakkattu Koyikkal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Perunad Sree Dharma Sastha temple, also known as Kakkattu Koyikkal Sree Dharma Sastha temple, is located at Perunad near Ranni in Pathanamthitta District. The annual festival in the shrine is observed for five days starting with Uthiram Nakshatra in Medam month.

The temple, located on the banks of Kakkatu Aru (pond), is a Sastha or Ayyappa temple and he is worshipped here with his spouses Purna and Pushkala. There is also a belief that the murti is Vettakkorumakan. The deity faces east.

The main upa devata in the temple is Rakshas.

The Thiruvabharanam which is brought back from Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple after Makaravilakku is adorned on the Sastha murti worshipped in Perunad Sree Dharma Sastha temple.

In ancient times this temple was the Keezhedam of Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple.