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Sakthikulangara (Kerala)
Coordinates: 8°55′30″N76°33′22″E / 8.92500°N 76.55611°E / 8.92500; 76.55611 Coordinates: 8°55′30″N76°33′22″E / 8.92500°N 76.55611°E / 8.92500; 76.55611
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
  Type Municipal corporation
  Body Kollam Municipal Corporation(KMC) [1]
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-02
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Civic agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature22 °C (72 °F)

Sakthikulangara is a zone and neighbourhood situated at the coastal area of the city of Kollam in Kerala India. It is one among the 6 zonal headquarters of Kollam Municipal Corporation. [2]



Sakthikulangara is situated where Ashtamudi Lake confluence with the Arabian Sea. It is 7 km north from the core Kollam City and 31 km away from Paravur town. Heading from North Neendakara bridge opens the entrance to Sakthikulangara village.


Moreover, it is the birthplace of B. Wellington, E. Balanandan, R. S. Unni and Henry Austin (Former Ambassador of India in Portugal).

P.J.Rajendran politician, leader of cpim leading party of Kerala and chairman for health standing committee Kollam Municipal Corporation(KMC) councillor AT alattukavu divition.

S.meenakumari, politician leader of revolutionary socialist party (rsp) ex health chairman & councillor at sakthikulangara division... Cine field


One of the major fishing harbours in Kerala is in Sakthikulangara. Sakthikulangara village and/or the old Sakthikulangara panchayat also includes the major residential areas of Moothezham, Maruthady, Valavilthope, Ozhukkuthodu, Ramankulangara, Vattakkayal, Vallikkeezhu, Poovanpuzha, Aravila, Kavanadu, Kaniyankada, Mukkadu, Venkulangara, Edamanakkavu, Kallumpuram and a few small islands in Ashtamudi lake.


Sakthikulangara is a prominent place because of its proximity to the following places:

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Sakthikulangara harbour during covid times

Sakthikulangara village owes its transformation from a sleepy village to present fishing industry powerhouse to Indo–Norwegian project. Indo-Norwegian Project was Norway's first foreign aid development project.

The project was first established in Neendakara, near Quilon, Kerala in 1953, and the aim was modernisation of fisheries of Kerala, but also improvement of health, sanitation and water supply.

See also

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Sakthikulangara Sree Dharma Shasta Temple

A popular legend about the origin of the name Sakthikulangara is related to the foundation of the Sree Dharma Sastha Temple. A Brahmin, a great Vedic scholar, who was returning from attending the Murajapam at the Thiruvananthapuram Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, came down to take a bath in the pond near the temple. The things that he had were kept in the pond. He was about to leave after bathing and when he tried to take his things kept in the pond, the Salagrama which has been with him since the time of his ancestors, was so fixed to the bank of the pool that he could not lift it. Realising the power inside the Salagrama he said "Sakthi kulakarayilo" Hence the name was derived as Sakthikulangara for the place. (Sakthi means power and 'kulangara' means the bank of the pool). Then the locals who gathered there were asked to build a temple for the deity who had fixed iron at the Kulakara. [3] [4] [5]

Sree Dharma Sastha is believed to be the ‘Saving God’ of four communities: Sakthikulangara Cherry, Kannimel Cherry, Kureepuzha Cherry and Meenathu Cherry. Sree Dharma Shastha in this temple is affectionately called " Kunchachaman "

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Sakthikulangara Sree Dharma Shasta ( Kunchachaman)

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The temple is believed to be one of the 108 Ayyappan Kavu temples in Kerala. [7] [8] The Sakthikulangara Dharma Sastha Temple-Sree Ayyappa Swamy Temple is known for its Utsavam in the Uthram starMalayalam month of Makaram (between mid-January and mid-February).

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