Pothencode is a small town in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. It is nearly 23 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and is about 12 km from Sreekariyam.
Santhigiri Ashram founded by Acharya Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru and Sree Narayan Guru Kripa Trust B Ed College are situated here.
Pothencode can be accessed easily from Sreekariyam. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (27 km).

Santhigiri Ashram

Santhigiri Ashram is situated at Pothencode in Thiruvananthapuram. It was founded by Acharya Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru. The ashram provides spiritual guidance for the people. All human actions including spiritual, material and cultural activities are carried out.
A hospital complex at the ashram offers Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy and Allopathy treatments. The Ayurveda and Siddha medicines needed for the hospital are manufactured in the ashram itself. The ashram runs a residential school with hostel facilities. Daily free food service called ‘annadanam’ is given for more than 2,000 people.
The ashram also run printing press and publication division, and various industries such as wood industry, polymer industry, coir processing industry, oil mill and soap manufacturing unit