Achankovil Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Kollam

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  • Achankovil Sree Dharmasastha Temple is the oldest temple where people used to come here and visit and gain in prayer and worship 
    Achankovil Sree Dharmasastha Temple is the oldest temple where people used to come here and visit and gain in prayer and worship  more »
  • Achankovil Shree Dharmasastha Temple in Achankovil, Kerala is one of the six famous Lord Ayyappan Temples. 
    Achankovil Shree Dharmasastha Temple in Achankovil, Kerala is one of the six famous Lord Ayyappan Temples.  more »
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  • Achankovil Shastha Temple, or the Dharmasastha Temple, is one among the five important temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala. The temple is unique for its idol known as Rudraksha sila in which Lord Sastha is depicted as a 'grihasthashrami'. Ayyappa leads the Grihastha Ashrama life here , depicted as a family man or leads married life here. He is depicted along with his two wives – Purna and Pushkala. It is believed that the idol here was installed by Parashurama.This temple is famous for curing poisonous snake bites. The left hand of the idol of Ayyappa at Achankovil Shastha Temple always holds ‘Chandan’ (sandalwood paste) and Theertha (holy water). The Chandan and Theertha are considered to have medicinal properties to cure snake bites.You can buy the holy water as Rs, 20 per litre at the temple counter .The temple is located near the banks of Achankovil river in the dense forest regions of eastern Kollam,easily accessible from Thenmala and Shenkottai.
  • Way to this temple is like to heaven, almost a hill trip of 20 kms into the forest and roads are really good. Diver who doesn't have hill drive experience should avoid. And finally temple will be open till 12.30 afternoon and will be opened again at 5 pm in the eve.

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