SASTHAMKOTTA (Malayalam : ശാസ്താംകോട്ട) or
SASTHAMCOTTA is a village in the Kunnathoor
in the state of
* 1 Location * 2 Tourism * 3 Monkey Temples * 4 Demographics * 5 Transport * 6 Railways * 7 Notable Personalities from Sasthamcotta * 8 References * 9 External links
Shasthamcotta is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Kollam , the district headquarters,a few kilometres from Adoor , 18 kilometres (11 mi) and 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Karunagappalli town and 42 kilometres (26 mi) away from Paravur . It is the location of the Sasthamcotta Sree Dharma Sastha Temple .
The place is naturally beautiful and is surrounded by hills and valleys. In the midst of the hills is the Fresh Water Lake. The extensive freshwater lake here is the biggest of its kind in Kerala.Water supply to the Kollam town is met by purifying the water from this lake.
One of the features of Sasthamcotta temple is the abundance of monkeys that camp around. Because of that Sasthamcotta is famous for Monkeys.Many movies and TV serials shoted at Sasthamcotta, like Inapravukal (1965), Ente Hridayathinte Udama (2002), Ilamurathampuran (1998), Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran (2002), Kuttisrank (2009) etc. are some of those. The Second World Religion Conference had been held in Sasthamcotta, in which the global religious leaders had particularly participated.
SASTHAMKOTTA RAILWAY STATION (CODE:STKT) falls under the
Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the
Southern Railway Zone of
NOTABLE PERSONALITIES FROM SASTHAMCOTTA
Abdul Nasser Mahdani - founder of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
C.P. Rajasekharan Journalist& Writer
Ravi Saraswathi (Author ">