Dharmasastha Temple is a famous shrine of Shastha (Lord Ayyappa
), located at Pakkil in Kottayam District
It is one among the eight temples founded by Lord Parasurama, the legendary founder of Kerala. An annual fair, known as Sankranti Vanibhyam, held in the month of June or July is a major draw.
Pakkil is about 3 km from Kottayam.