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Chambrakulangara Ayyappa Temple – Information – History

Chambrakulangara Ayyappa Temple is located near Kottayi on Thiruvilwamala – Palakkad road in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is known as  Chamrakulangara in Thottam Pattu (Ayyappan Theeyattu Pattu), which narrates the 108 Ayyappan Kavukal in Kerala.

The darshanam of Chambrakulangara Ayyappa is towards east. The Prathishta here is that of Sastha along with Purna and Pushkala.

The main festival in the temple is held in Vrischikam month.

It is believed that the Sastha worshipped here was brought by a Sanyasi named Chemaran in his Kamandalu (Ayyappane Kamandaluvil Avahichu Kondu Varika). Another belief is that when a Yogeshwaran arrived at Kulangara, Ayyappa appeared before him.

Yet another belief is that there was a fort here and the Sastha was the Yuddha Devan of the fort.

As per history, the place was an Upa Gramam of Namboothiris and then it was a Grama Kshetram. When the Namboothiris and Palakkad king had difference of opinion, the temple came under the control of Vadakancheri Mana and Mundayamana.