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Chowara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple – Information – History

 Chowara Sree Dharma Sastha temple is located at Adimalathura, Kazhivoor, (in between Vizhinjam and Poovar on Chappath seashore) in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The temple is known as SriPoorkkavu in Thottam Pattu.

The temple is located atop a hill. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Durga, Nagam and Shiva.

Chowara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple History

As per history the temple belonged to Mooriyathotam family. Marthanda Varma who was being chased by Ettuveetil Pillamar had taken refuge in the house of Mooriyathotam family. Ettuveetil Pillamar burnt the house down. But miraculously nothing happened to the puja room. The puja did not burn because of the presence of Ayyappa. When Marthandavarma became king he built a temple here and gave land for the maintenance of the temple.

When Mooriyathotam family split into four groups, it became impossible to maintain the temple. The temple was handed over to Ayyappa Seva Sangham.