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Thrikkunnapuzha village extends from Pathiyankara to Pallana on both sides of the Thrikkunnapuzha river, a tributary of Bharathapuzha. The temple is located in this nice place surrounded by greenery.
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transferred the fierceness and radiance of Narasimha into Dharmasastha.
There are many sub deities in this temple - Paramaewaran, Mahavishnu, Ganapathy, Yogeswaran, Durga, Yakshi, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. God Subramanya is in a round shaped Srikovil - sanctum and gets due attention. For the ardent devotees several puja protocols are available and tickets have to be purchased before hand. Among the offerings, Kalabhaabhishekam is a famous one. The Udayasthamaya pooja is an elaborate one and is good for the entire family. It costs Rs. 24000.00. It is believed those who come to this temple with full faith in the god will get peace of mind and be blessed with prosperity and welfare of the family.
It is widely believed that if a person does pithrukaryam - obsequies
for the forefathers, etc, here he will be freed from the cycle of rebirth; he gets salvation. The practice of offering ‘bali’ (in the form of Pindam - rice balls) for the pithroos - forefathers on the new moon day of the Malayalam month Karkkidakam has been in vogue since ancient time. On this Ammavasya day, devotees in thousands descend on this place to conduct pithrookaryam after taking a dip in the river.
No Hindu temple is devoid of festivals and here at Thrikkunnappuzha Sree Dharmasastha temple the main festival is held in the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam. Just like other temple festivals of Kerala, the last day is an important one. That day is earmarked for Aaraattu, the holy bath of the deity on the last day of the festival in the near-by river or Puzha. It commonly occurs on the day of Uthram in the month of Vrishchikam.