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Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple

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Other names  Valiyambalam
Country  India
Location  Erumely
Primary deity  Ayyappan
Tamil  எருமேலி சாஸ்தா கோவில்
State  Kerala
District  Kottayam
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Proper name  എരുമേലി ശ്രീധർമ്മശാസ്താ ക്ഷേത്രം
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Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple is a traditional Hindu temple located in Erumely town in Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa or Dharmasastha. It is also an important meeting place of Sabarimala pilgrims.

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Temple

There are two temples in Erumely town. This temple is known as Valiyambalam and the other one is Kochambalam. Both the temples are situated within 0.5 km (0.31 mi). The famous Erumely Pettathullal during Sabarimala piligrimage is performed near the Valiyambalam and Kochambalam. The Erumely 'Vavar masjid' is also located near to the temple. Pilgrims have the necessary facilities like accommodation, food and water at this temple, provided by Travancore Devaswom Board. 'Tazhmon Mutt' holds the tantric rights of the temple.

Festival

Annual festival (utsavam) is hosted in the month of February (Kumbham) for 10 days and celebrated grandly.

References

Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple Wikipedia


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