The temple is situated about 19kms from Kollam and about 50 kms from Trivendram City at a village town called Kalluvathukal on the National Highway 47 in Kerala State, India.
The temple is dedicated to Swami Ayyappam and uniquely he is consecrated with his parents Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (in the form of Mohini) on his sides. It is the only known temple site for such an arrangement of the dieties. Other dieties in the main temple are Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga and Devi Amma. Also included are Ananda, Eleechi Bhagavan, Yogeeswar and Brahma Ratchasar at the temple perimeter..
The temple's history can be traced back to more than 1700 years but the current reconstruction was carried out 10 years ago.
Special poojas and Bhagawan's dharsanam is normally available on Saturday evenings while Sri Velli poojas done in the morning. Temple is open everyday from 5.30am to 8 pm. Its a blessing in itself to be able to visit this temple.
Temple Consecretion Anniversary - 9 March 2015
(Special poojas and Annadham start from 28 February 2015)
Special Padi Poojas - 28 Feb- 8March 2016
Timings for Annivesary Poojas
(28 Feb-9Mar 2016)
Temple Opening, Nirmalayam & Aarthi: 4.30am
Ganapathy Homam - 5.30am
Neivedhyam - 9am
Sriveli (Swami in procession ) - 10.30am
Temple Closure - Noon
Annadhanam - 12.30pm
Temple opening & Evening Aarthi - 5.00pm
Padi Pooj - 5.30pm
Evening Prayers - 7,00pm
Temple Closure - 9.00pm