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Meenachil Sree Dharmasastha Temple – History – Facts

Meenachil Sree Dharmasastha temple, also known as Meenachil Sastha temple, located at Meenachil on the Pala – Ponkunnam road in Kerala. The temple, which lies on the banks of Kudumbani Thodu, is one of the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The temple is referred to as Anamodi Kavu in Ayyppan Thottam Pattu, which narrates about the 108 Ayyappan kavukal in Kerala.

The darshanam of Meenachil Sree Dharmasastha is towards east.

As per history, the murti worshipped in the temple was the Seva Murti of the local rulers, Meenachil Karthas.

The main festivals observed in the temple are Mandala Kalam and Makaravilakku.

The 8-day annual festival of the temple concludes with arattu on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Makaram month.




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