Devotees consider this temple as an extension of the famous Sastha Temple at Chamravattom (Malappuram District). According to anecdotes Lord Sastha of Chamravattom followed one of his Priests from Morakkala Mana who had shifted to Tripunithura. Lord Sastha assumed the form of a lizard and came with the priest comfortably by sitting on his traditional umbrella made up of palm leaves.
Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharmasastha is considered as the incarnation of Lord Danwanthari and this is the only one temple in Tripunithura with Dharmasastha as main deity. Besides Dharmasastha devotees also worship Lord Ganesha and Bhadrakali along with Nagaraja and Brahmasrakshas.
When you come to the temple a huge banyan tree receives you with a pleasing breeze created by its shivering silvery leaves. There is a clean well maintained fresh water pond which spread over more than one third of the total area of the temple precinct. A Nadappura with a traditional flag post adds the beauty of the temple structure.
At present Shri. Koodapuzha Sankaran Namboothiri performs the rituals (Melsanthi). Shri Guruprasad Bhatt assists him (Keezhsanthi).
Chief Priest (Thanthri) of the temple is Brahmasree Puliyannur Subramanyan Nambuthiripad.