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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.

Sasthamkotta

Sasthamcotta
village
Evening at Sasthamcotta Lake
Evening at Sasthamcotta Lake
Coordinates: 9°2′36.17″N 76°37′31.01″E / 9.0433806°N 76.6252806°E / 9.0433806; 76.6252806Coordinates: 9°2′36.17″N 76°37′31.01″E / 9.0433806°N 76.6252806°E / 9.0433806; 76.6252806
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Population
(2001)
 • Total32,330
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690521
Telephone code0476
Vehicle registrationKL-61
Nearest cityKollam, karunagappally town
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKunnathur
Websitewww.sasthamcotta.com
Shasthamkotta boat jetty
Shasthamkotta Railway Station
Shasthamkotta Lake

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LocationEdit

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.

TourismEdit

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.

Monkey TemplesEdit

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.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census, Sasthamkotta had a population of 32,330 with 15,818 males and 16,512 females.[1]

TransportEdit

Sasthamkotta is connected to Adoor municipality via SH-37 (State Highway 37- Adoor-Kollam Road). Adoor-Kollam KSRTC Venad chain bus service passes through Sasthamkotta.

RailwaysEdit

Sasthamkotta railway station (Code:STKT) falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.[2][3][4] 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

K. R. Meera

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

External linksEdit

Appu's Sportings & Recreation Club Kovoor