Chemmuthal_temple_view, Dharma Sastha Temple, Chemmuthal, Kanyakumari
Chemmuthal_temple_view, Dharma Sastha Temple, Chemmuthal, Kanyakumari

Dharma Sastha Temple, Chemmuthal, Kanyakumari

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Deity:Dharma Sastha, Ayyappan
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
 Dharma Sastha Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappan located at Chemmuthal Village in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. Tirukarthikai is the major festival in this temple. During the festival, Hindu families light small lamps in front of their homes to welcome the god/goddess. Throughout Karthikai month, dishes such as Kozhukattai and Pongal will be served as prasadam, a religious offering. The celebrations also include the lighting of homemade firecrackers, known as chutru. In the evening, singers perform bhajans at the temple.

Panguni Uttara Mahotsavam and Pongal Festivals are the other festivals here with much fanfare. The festival will start during the Tamil month of Panguni by village peoples. Pongal festival is conducted in Tamil month of Thai. It is a two-day festival organised by Vivekananda Youth Club. In addition to Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, there are 7 Hindu temples and 3 Christian churches near Chemmuthal.


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The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Killiyoor, 13 Kms from Vilavancode, 5 Kms from Marthandam, 9 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 4 Kms from Nattalam, 16 Kms from Kollamkode, 8 Kms from Munchirai, 10 Kms from Thiruvithamcode, 13 Kms from Colachel, 13 Kms from Thuckalay, 16 Kms from Padmanabhapuram, 26 Kms from Nagercoil, 46 Kms from Kanyakumari and 50 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Nattalam and Kuzhithurai. Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.

See also  Ayya Vaikundar Temple, Athalavilai, Kanyakumari

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