Alappancode Easwara Kala Bhoothathan Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Sastha located at Edaicode in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is a very ancient and known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of Alappancode Ammavan (Lord Ayyappa). The Temple is under the administration of hereditary trustees (Trustees will be the eldest members of the four families of same origin named Mattaeppally, Kizhakae Veedu-1, Kizhakae veedu-2 and Kokkuvilakam).
In Tamil Nadu Alappancode is the only temple where many caparisoned elephants are participating in the annual festival. Every year more than twenty five decorated elephants are joining for the procession. The procession will start from the Kariyathara Temple in Anducode and finishes in Alappancode and the procession will cover about seven kilometers. Devotees from Kerala and Tamil Nadu are gathering here to see the festival. The festival will be held on the last Saturday of December every year.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 5.30 AM to 10.30 AM and 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM daily. The sanctum will only be opened till 12.30 AM on all Saturdays and Wednesdays.
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How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Marthandam, 5 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 3 Kms from Anducode, 5 Kms from Vilavancode, 19 Kms from Thuckalay, 22 Kms from Colachel, 33 Kms from Nagercoil, 57 Kms from Kanyakumari and 43 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kuzhithurai and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.