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Sabari-peedam

Now the great climb is over.The pilgrim is getting closer to his destination. Walking a short distance from Appachimedu,he reaches a level ground and there is sacred spot, Sabari – Peedam. According to a legend , Sri Rama and his brother Lakshmana, during their wanderings in search of sita ,met the great woman sage Sabari […]

Appachimedu

Appachimedu  is on the way from Pampa to Sabarimala and is at the end of Neelimala. Both sides of this place are steep depressions filled with dense forest, known as ‘Appachi Kuzhi’ or ‘Eppachi Kuzhi.’The devotees who are first time to Sabarimala throw Ariyunda (an offering made of rice) to the pit. It is believed […]

Neelimala

Climbing the mountain Neelimala is the next phase of the pilgrimage. At first the pilgrim climbs the steps reach the shrine of Sri Ganesha at the foot of the mountain and worships there before climbing Neelimala. This is the third steep climb of the pilgrimage, when the pilgrim takes to the traditional route. But for […]

Pampa River in Sabarimala

Pampa is the most important and holy spot on the way to Sannidhanam. It is here Lord Ayyappa was found by King Rajasekara. The Pampa river is as holy as the Ganges. The Pampa water purifies one from curse and evil. The Pithrubali at Pampa : On reaching Pampa,the pilgrims,after setting their camps , take […]

Vanayathra – A journey through dense forest

Perur Thodu : It is a river about 4 km from Erumeli. Lord Ayyappa rested here during his expedition. It is from here the rise begins. Giving alms here is important. By giving alms, one is disposing of all dharma and seeking asylum in Ayyappa. The forest beyond Perur Thodu is poongavanam (Ayyappan’s garden) Kalaketti […]

Erumeli

Erumeli Sree Dharma Sastha Temple main centre of pilgrims to Sabarimala. Traditional foot track is from here. Pilgrims gather here pay homage to vavar at muslim mosque and petta thullal is performed. The hindu muslim unity is at its best and good to imitate to rest of our country.The temple situates in Erumeli of Kottayam […]

Pandalam Temple and Palce

It is believed that Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala spent his human life until adolescene in the palace of Pandalam as the son of the king of Pandalam. Therefore this town is considered as a holy place. The Valiyakoikal temple on the bank of river Achankovil has been modeled as a replica of Sabarimala Shrine. Pilgrims usually stop here for worship […]

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is on the left bank of the Pampa River. The sacred jewels of Ayyappan (Thiruvabharanam) are taken in procession to Sabarimalai each year from Pandalam, and Aranmula Temple is one of the stops on the way. Also, the Thanka Anki (golden attire) for Ayyappa, donated by the king of Travancore, is stored here and taken to Shabarimala […]

Erumeli Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Erumeli Sree Dharma Sastha Temple main centre of pilgrims to Sabarimala. Traditional foot track is from here. Pilgrims gather here pay homage to vavar at muslim mosque and petta thullal is performed. The hindu muslim unity is at its best and good to imitate to rest of our country.The temple situates in Erumeli of Kottayam […]

Kulathupuzha Temple

Unlike at Achankovil the diety here is in the form of a boy(Bala Sasta). The peculiarity of the idol is that it is not a single idol, but is made of eight pieces of stones. There is a story behind this miraculous phenomenon. Once when the Tantri went for his bath, his servants wanted to […]

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