Erumeli Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

25/10/2011 Temples Related to Sabarimala

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 district. In Kottayam-Kumali route 12 kms away from 26th mile stop. The presiding deity is Sasthavu, facing the cast. Thanthram is Thazhamon. The sub-deity is Bhagavathy.

The ceremony of Petta Thullal during the annual pilgrimage is a unique feature of this place. Pilgrims who visit the temple also consider it their sacred duty to humbly offer dakshina (donation) to a representative of the Vavar Mosque. The reason for this devotion is that Vavar was considered to be a contemporary and friend of Aiyappan, a favourite deity of Kerala

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