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Sasthamkotta or Sasthamcotta is a village in the Kunnathoor Tehsil of Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India. Kunnathoor taluk headquarters is located at Sasthamkotta. Sasthamkotta fresh water lake is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala.
Evening at Sasthamcotta Lake
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest city||Kollam, karunagappally town|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kunnathur|
Shasthamcotta is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Kollam, the district headquarters,a few kilometres from Adoor, 18 kilometres (11 mi) and 10 kilometres (6.2 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 Indian Railways. It is coming in between Munrothuruthu railway station and Karunagappalli railway station. The nearest important major rail head to Sasthamkotta is Kollam Junction railway station and Karunagappalli railway station
Notable Personalities from SasthamcottaEdit
Abdul Nasser Mahdani - founder of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
C.P. Rajasekharan Journalist& Writer
Ravi Saraswathi (Author & IT Executive)
Joel M George prof.C.Chandramathi,Short story Writer
Dr.G.Sumithran ( Chief Cardio thoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Padmavathy Medical Foundation)
V.B unnithan, journalist mathrubhumi.
Neelakandaru.,Mullsssery Madom.Founder of Murali talkies at Cinema Parambu, near Sasthamcotta in 1940,s..(reason for origin of the name Cinema Parambu ).
MURARI M PILLAI (short film actor ) Sasthamcotta Balachandran, Cine Actor ,Dramatist and writer.
- "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.