Andoor Kandan Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Tholady
Andoor Kandan Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is one of the renowned Sastha Temples in south Kerala. It is situated 13 km east of Neyyattinkara i.e. 32 km south-east of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The God Kandan Sree Dharma Sastha is the main deity of this temple. It is considered to be one of the rarest temples in Kerala having the God Sastha facing the west.The name got as Andoor kandan Sree Dharma Sastha because of the presence of God Kandan Sree Dharma Sastha and the temple located in Andoorkonam. God Ayyappa is considered as the protector of this region, hence the god is also called as Andoorvasan and Andoorayan. The temple has its history and origin from Tholadichan Temple, which is located 750 feet east of the temple.
Location : Tholady, Karakonam PO, Parassala Vellarada Rd, Kerala 695504
Gods : Sastha
Landmark : It is situated 13 km east of Neyyattinkara i.e. 32 km south-east of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Makaravilakku Mahotsavam is the festival celebrated in this temple annually