25/10/2011 Journey to Sabarimala

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 at this place and enjoyed her hospitality.Therefore,the whole region including the location of the sacred shrine of Lord Ayyappa is known as Sabarimala,The Hill of Sabari. The pilgrims make offerings and worship at the holy spot.

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