Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is about 105 km.
Ochira Railway Station is close to the temple and Karunagappally, about 11 km, is the nearest railway station.Kayamkulam Jn, about 11 km
5 km away Kayamkulam , 8 km away Karunagapilly
There is an interesting legend about the origin of the Oachira Temple. There was a great Namboothiri devotee somewhere in the north. He had a servant to help in his poojas. It was the usual practice of the Namboothiri to sit in Pooja for a long time. One day his servant Unnikkoran Nair (Akavoor Chathan) asked him what he was praying for. Namboothiri told him that he was worshiping for the Parabrahma. Then Unnikkoran Nair(Akavoor Chathan) enquired how shape the Parabrahma was. Sarcastically the Namboothiri told him that the Parbrahama is like a “Madan Pothu”(Bufallo). There after Unnikoran Nair (Akavoor Chathan) also worshiped Parabrahma in the shape of “ Madan Pothu”(Bufallo). Parabrahma took the shape of “Madan Pothu” (Bufallo) and blessed the innocent devotee.
When we think about oachira temple, it can be seen that the Human Body is the Temple, Worshipers the God’s Servants, Truth the Pooja Heart Shiva Linga, Love and Prayer , The Ghee and Milk Offerings of the devotees.