Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Lord Sree Dharma Sasthavu
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : -
Aryankavu Ayyappa (Sastha) Temple is situated 70 km from Kollam at Aryankavu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.
The folklore behind the Ayyappa is similar to that of Sabarimala Dharmasastha. The distinction being that the idol was brought by the Pandi Raja of Madurai and not by the Raja of Pandalam. Another unique feature of the temple is that it was built about 35 ft below the road level.
This temple has beautiful sculptures and mural paintings. Palaruvi (river of milk), a waterfall, in the dense forest area about 2 km from the temple premises is a major attraction nearby.
Mandala puja and Thrikalyanam (in the month of December)
The temple can be approached from Thiruvananthapuram by traveling about 86 km on
the Thiruvananthapuram–Shenkottai Road. The nearest railway station is at Aryankavu.