Elamgulam Sree Dharma Shastha Temple is a very famous temple in India, located in the state of Kerala. It is located in Elamgulam, Kottayam.
The annual festival conducted by the temple, with about 10 elephants, namely Gajamela, makes it more famous among the state. Thousands of pilgrims participates in this festival
Kottayam can be reached by air through airports in Nedumbassery, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Kottayam railway station located within the town resolves the most vital issue of the travelers of how to reach Kottayam. It connects with various cities of Kerala as well as the country. There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kottayam.
Sree Dharma Shastha Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of worries
- Free from ego
Om Bootha Nathaya Vidhmahe Bava Nandhanaya Dheemahe Tanno Sastha Prachodayaath
Meaning -We worship Lord Shiva's son, Ayyappa. Salutations to Saastha (Ayyappa). May Ayyappa encourage our creativity.
Mattha Mathanga Gamanam Karunyamrutha Pooritham Sarva Vigna Haram Devam Sastharam Pranamamyaham
Meaning -I salute Lord Ayyappa, who has an elephant's gait, who is compassionate and who destroys all obstacles.
Loka Veeryam Mahaa Poojyam Sarva Rakshaakaram Vibhum Parvathee Hirdya Anandham Saasthaaram Pranamaamyaham
Meaning -I bend down to Lord Shastha, who defends Dharma and Sastra and who brings happiness to Parvathi's heart, the fearless warrior that protects all, who has great glory and who warrants great admiration and devoted worship.
Bhoothanatha, Sadananda, Sarva Bhootha Daya Para, Raksha Raksha Maha Baho, Sasthre Thubham Namo Nama
Meaning -I offer my salutations to Lord Sastha, the master of all beings, who is infinitely every happy, who is merciful towards everyone, I pray, protect me great hero.