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Karthyakulangara Dharmasastha Temple Near Vaikom – History - Festival

Karthyakulangara Dharmasastha temple is located at Chalaparambu around 2 km from Vaikom in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappan temples (Ayyappan Kavukal) in Kerala. In Thottam Pattu, which sings the glory of Sastha temples in Kerala, the shrine is known Vedashalakavu.

The temple is known as Vedashalakavu because the temple stands in the spot where Pandavas had performed a Vedic Yagna. The place name Chalaparambu is a corruption of Yagaparambu.

The annual festival in the temple begins on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Mithuna masam (June- July) and ends on Uthram nakshatra.

The temple belonged to Maniyankulathillam which was located near the temple.

The temple is currently managed by NSS Karayogam.