Mulaykkode Sree Dharma Sastha Temple,Thonnakkal, Mangalapuram, Thiruvananthapuram



Mulaykkode Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is situated at Thonnakkal(near Attingal) in Mangalapuram Panchayth, Thiruvananthapuram district.



Legends/History

This is an ancient temple and here lord sastha is in the form of ‘Santhanaprada Sastha’. The temple is situated in a natured beautiful area. The temple is also known as ‘sastham kavu’.The sastha idol is about 800 years old. In olden days, the deities are situated in dense forest without any temple. It is believed that the olden temple was a big one and it was collapsed due to fire. The idol of ‘nagaraja’ is very rare in form. It is a three faced idol which consist of ‘nagaraja’ in front and ’nagayakshi’ and ‘sarpayakshi’are in right and left side respectievely. Size and shape of the main sreekovil of sastha is the same as that of sabarimala temple. It is assumed that lord sastha here and sabarimala are the same.



Structure

The main temple has rectangular structure as same as that of sabarimala temple. There is a long ‘namaskara mandapam’ in front of the sreekovil. Devi and ganapathi temple has square structure. Nagaraja temple has a form of ‘azhiyum koodum’. Madan thamburan is situated in open surface covered with a small wall.



Upadevathas

Maha Ganapathy,Nagaraja, Madan Thampuran, Bhadrakali



Festivals and Important Days

The main festival here is the five day long ‘Makara vilakku mahothsavam’.Mandala vilakku uthsavam (41 days) in vrischikam/dhanu, painkuni uthram in meenam, pathamudayam in medam and ayilyam in vrischikam are the important days.

Pooja Timing

Morning-05.00-08.30.(under supervision of temple advisory committee)
Evening-05.30-07.30(under Travancore Devaswom Board)

Offerings

Neeranjanam,Neyyabhishekam, pushpangali, kalasabhishekam, kalabhabhishekam, ellu payasam,kettu nira

Tanthri - Chief Priest

The Chief Priest of the temple is Vanchiyoor Athiyara Madham Brahmasree Narayanaru Krishnaru. Administration

The Temple is managed by Travancore Devaswom Board



Contact

Mulaykkode Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
Kudavoor P O
Thonnakkal
Thiruvananthapuram - 695313

How to Reach the Temple

Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam National Highway, Thonnakkal 16th Mile Stone - Vengod Road -Society Junction –(left)-Ayikuttykonam road.