Shri Dharmasastha Temple is situated at Meenthalakara
, about 2 km away from Thiruvalla
in Pathanamthitta District
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa
. The main offering done to the deity is Neeranjanam.
Legend tells that Lord Ayyappa, on his daring journey to acquire the breast milk of a lactating tigress, paid homage at Shri Vallabha temple and rested for a while at Meenthalakara. It is said that the temple was rebuilt in 1942.
The temple can be approached on the Thiruvalla-Kozhenchery route. The nearest railhead is Thiruvalla Railway Station.