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Evening at Sasthamcotta Lake
Evening at Sasthamcotta Lake
Sasthamkotta is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
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
State Kerala
District Kollam
Population (2001)
 • Total 32,330
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690521
Telephone code 0476
Vehicle registration KL-61
Nearest city Kollam, karunagappally town
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kunnathur

Sasthamkotta or Sasthamcotta is a village in the Kunnathoor Tehsil of Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Kollam, the district headquarters,a few distance from karunagappally 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.


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

Notable Personalities from Sasthamcotta[edit]

  • Dr Koshy Vaidyan K [Thevalakkara], ENT Surgeon.

Taluk Hospital,Sasthamcotta.

Yadu Krishnan(CEO of Grenom and Fun VS Info Networks)

P Balachandran (Film / Drama Writer, Actor and Lecturer)

K R Meera (Writer & Journalist)

Dr.Manojkrishnan.C.G MBA Ph.D( Management), Associate Professor ( HR), Corporate Trainer TKM Institute of Management, Kollam, Kerala

P C Vishnunath MLA

Abdul Nasser Mahdani - founder of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

C.P. Rajasekharan Journalist& Writer

Prof.C.P.Gopalakrishna Pillai, Former HOD, Dept of Chemistry, DB College, Sasthamcottah

Prof.K.Gnanambika Devi.K, Professor ( retired), Dept of Chemistry, DB College, Sasthamcottah



  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)