Dharma Shasta Temple, Vettuveni, Marthandam, Kanyakumari
Dharma Shasta Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappan in Vettuveni near Marthandam in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located on the banks of Kuzhithurai River. This temple is known as either "Vettuveni temple" or "Vedi sasthan Kovil". The latter one due to the fire cracker being burst at the temple as a mark of prayer to Lord Ayyappa.
This temple is just by the side of National Highway NH-47 connecting Trivandrum with Nagercoil. The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Kuzhithurai Bus Stop. Marthandam is located at about 4 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 27 Kms from Nagercoil, 48 Kms from Kanyakumari, 7 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 14 Kms from Thuckalay and 46 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram.
Marthandam lies on the National Highway connecting the city of Trivandrum and Nagercoil. A bus stand is also located in Marthandam near the Market Road. Marthandam has a railway line connecting the capital of Kerala, Trivandrum, with the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari. Kuzhithurai station is found to be centered between Trivandrum — Kanyakumari railway route. Most of all daily trains passing through this route halts in Kuzhithurai station. Marthandam is well connected to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore by rail service also bus service to all over Tamilnadu. Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.