Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharma Sastha temple is positioned in the royal city of Thrippunithura, Kochi district in the state of Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Devotees consider the Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharma Sastha temple as an extension of the famous Sastha Temple at Chamravattom (Malappuram District). According to anecdotes Lord Sastha of Chamravattom followed one of his Priests from Morakkala Mana who had shifted to Tripunithura. Lord Sastha assumed the form of a lizard and came with the priest comfortably by sitting on his traditional umbrella made up of palm leaves. Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharmasastha is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Danwantari and this is the only temple in Tripunithura with Dharmasastha as the main deity. Besides Dharmasastha devotees also worship Lord Ganesha and Bhadrakali along with Nagaraja and Brahmasrakshas.
Location : Thamaramkulankara Road, Kottakakom, Thrippunithura, Kochi, Kerala 682301
Gods : Sastha
Landmark : By train: Thrippunithuram railway station is 1km away from the temple, Eranakulam Jn Railway Station 6km away from the temple. By bus: Eranakulam Bus station 6km away from the temple and 9km from kochi bus Station.
Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharmasastha temple celebrates many festivals apart from Makaravilakku.
Painguni Uthram is the birthday of Lord Sree Dharmasastha. Uthram star in the month of Meenam, as per Malayalam era is celebrated as Painguni Uthram.