Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple

Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple

Kerala, Ernakulam

Shrine: Sree Dharma Sastha

Located at Perumbavoor, Ernakulam, Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Sree Dharma Sastha. The history of Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple can be traced back to 11th century. Devotees visits this temple on their way to Sabarimala Temple.



According to the legends, Nallur Kartha, one of the Nair nobles of Perumbavoor built the Perumbavoor Shree Dharma Sastha Temple. Nallur Kartha once engaged two boys as his servants and they were given raw rice as wages every day. Every day after their work the boys took raw rice and some Thulasi (sweet basil) leaves from there. Once Kartha became suspicious about the action of the boys and followed them. Kartha saw the boys standing near a Palmyra tree and then they disappeared. Nallur Kartha had a dream that night in which Lord Ayyappa appeared and informed him that it was He who worked as his servant and the other boy is His friend. Lord asked Nallur Kartha to construct a temple for Him and His friend for which Nallur Kartha would get sufficient money for the construction of the temple from the beneath of Palmyra tree. On looking, Kartha found a bag full of gold coins and he built the temple using that money.


Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple complex is situated in an 8-acre plot. The complex consists of Sreekovil, chuttambalam with agra-mandapam, valiya-balikal, pradakshinavazhi, deepasthambham, dhwajam, aanakottil and oottupura.

Darsan Info

Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple is open from 5 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 8 PM. The sankalpa of the deity is that of Bala - Ayyappa.

Darsan Dresscode: At Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple, Kerala traditional attire is preferred.


Legend of Ayyappa is related to the tribal warrior history and this temple is a vital link between the indigenous history and the Vedic traditions. Perumbavoor is closer to the Vedic centres that existed along the banks of Periyar.

Language Spoken: Malayalam, English

Location and Contact

Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Perumbavoor Municipal Town, Ernakulam 683 542

Contact Number : +91 9539809088

Ways to Reach

Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple is situated right at the heart of Perumbavoor Town and just 100 m east of Main Central Road towards Angamali. The temple is connected by proper roads.

Addition Info

  • Hotels near Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple
    Kunnathan Residency M.C. Road, Perumbavoor, Kerala 683542 Phone:0484 259 4787 
    Hotel Wings Park Perumbavoor Puthencruz Rd, Perumbavoor, Kerala 683542 Phone:0484 259 1230
    Orma Tourist Home Kuzhuppalli Kavu road, Kuzhupalli Kavu Rd, Perumbavoor, Kerala 683542 Phone:081118 16611
  • HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank
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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 35oC 34oC 29oC 32oC
Min-Temparture 22oC 24oC 23oC 23oC

Temple Rituals

The idol of Lord Ayyappa here is in a unique pose. Lord sits on a sila-peetham with right leg folded in upright pose with right foot firmly fixed to the peetha. The left leg is folded and kept slantingly in such a way that its toes come in front of the right foot. The right hand is also kept in a slanting pose over the right knee with th efolded palm holding a weapon, assumed to be a churika or sword. The left arm is also slanting and the palm is kept at the rear of the peetham. On the whole, the idol gives the impression that the Lord is ready for the war and is about to start.

Pooja Timing

Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple is open from 5 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 8 PM. Five poojas - Usha Pooja (6:30 AM), Ethrth pooja (7 AM), Pantheeradi Pooja (8 AM), Ucha Pooja (10:30 AM) and Athazha pooja (7:30 PM) are  held daily. Sreebali is done at 7:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 7:45 PM.

Regular Offerings

Appam, Katum payasam, vella nivedyam, neyyabhishekam, palabhishekam and panineer abhishekam are the main offerings at Perumbavoor Dharma Sastha Temple  with appam, katum-payasam and neyyabhishekam being special.


January/February : Chirapppu

April/May : Utsavam
July/August : Niraputhari
October/November : Chirappu

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Perumbavoor Municipal Bus Stand
  • Nearby Airport

  • Cochin International Airport
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Angamali
  • Taxi Stand

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