Aryankavu is a village located in Kollam District of Kerala India . Aryankavu is one of the important pilgrim centres of the district.Aryankavu is famous for Palaruvi waterfalls about 5 km from the village and various religious spots like Churches dedicated to Mother of Lady, St: Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and St: George Malankara Catholic Church. There is also a famous temple located here dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.

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Aryankavu is famous for its Ayyappan temple.The Ayyappa Temple at Aryankavu in Kollam District is one among the five most important temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala. The shrine at Aryankav is known as Aryankavu Shastha Temple and Lord Ayyappa is depicted as a teenager (young boy) here. Ayyappa is known as Tiruaryan here and therefore the place got the name Aryankavu.Just like in Sabarimala, women from the age 10 to 50 are not allowed inside the Aryankavu Ayyappa Temple.

13 Arch Bridge, Aryankavu

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