Dharmasastha Temple at Sabarimala is situated within the Reserve
Forest area in Perinad village at Ranni Taluk in Pathanamthitta
District in Kerala.The temple is located in a
valley surrounded by dense Forest Hills on all sides.
Sabarimala (0929 North 7706 East) is situated in the midst of 18 hills, in a bowl of
land blessed with a small rivulet named `Urakuzhi Theertham'. The area is in the hilly
regions east of Kerala bordering Tamilnadu. Elevation above mean sea level is approximately
1260 Metres/4135 Ft. Temples existed in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. While
functional (and intact temples) exist at many places in surrounding areas like Nilackal,
Kalaketi, Inchiparakotta and Karimala, remnants of old temples are visible in the remaining
From the international airport of Thiruvanathapuram (erstwhile Trivandrum), Sabarimala
is located at 010 degrees/115 Kms. Similarly, from the international
airport at Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) it is located at 118 degrees/106
Kms. These distances are `direct air distances or distances
`as the crow flies'.