Sabarimalai Ayyappa swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sri Ayyappa swamy,
  • Sri Ganapathi,
  • Sri Malikapprathamma,
  • Sri Kadutha swamy ,
  • Sri Karuppaswamy.

Location :

Sabarimalai Sri Ayyappaswamy Temple, sabarimalai,
Pathanamthitta district – 689713
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 4.00 am to 1.30 pm
  • Evening – 4.00 pm to11.00 pm
  • The Sabarimala Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Kerala is open for darshanam only during certain Specific periods in a year.Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Sri Ayyappa Swamy temple will remain open during 2016-2017.

Temple History :

Sabarimala is one of largest annual pilgrimages in world with in estimation of 100 millions of devoties visited 1 year.Sabarimala Sri Ayyappa swamy temple attracts millions of devotees over all the country and also abroad.this Sabarimala upholds the values of equality,fraternity and also the oneness of the human soul.

According the local legend that the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala is laid out in accordance with the introduction of the lord himself.consequently,Malikappurathamma is on the left of sannidhanam and the lords aides ,vavar and kadutha stand vigil at the foot of the “Pathinettu thrippadi” the most significant 18 steps in hindu’s leading to the “Sanctum sanctorum”.

By the puranas the lord Ayyappan is king of Pandalam.Ayyappa is also known as Ayyan belonged to the vellalar kulam.The Sabarimala shrine is over 4000ft above the sea level.Sabarimala is a part of sahyadri’s(western ghats).

The temple which can be reached only on foot has been capitivating devotees from ancient times.The devotees believed to be where the hindu god Ayyappan meditated after killing the power full demoness Mahishi that place is Sabarimala.Sabarimala devotees were wear Ayyappamala,they reach Sabarimala and get the darsan of Ayyappan.After that they releave from Ayyappamala and smear vibhuti or sandalpaste on their forehead.Females who menstruate(usually between the age of 12-50 year)are not allowed to under the temple.The temple open for worship only during the day of Mandala Pooja(Approximately NOV & DEC) Mahavishuva Sankranti(Apr)and first temple at the time of Makara Sankranti there is Makarajyothi darshanam which is special in Sabarimala Yatra.

Festivals :

  • Makara Vilakku
  • Vishnu Mahotsavam
  • Prathosta Dinam
  • Monthly poojas
  • Onam
  • Mangala Pooja
  • Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam.

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Nirmalya Darshanam – 4.05 am
  • Ganapathi Homam – 4.15 am
  • Neyyabhishekam – 4.15 am-12.00 pm
  • Usha Pooja – 7.30 am
  • Kalababhi shekam – 12.30 pm
  • Ucha Pooja – 1.00 pm
  • Deeparadhana – 6.30 pm
  • Pushpabhishekam – 7.00 pm
  • Athazha Pooja – 10.30 pm
  • Harivarasanam – 10.50 pm

Nearest Temples Around Sabarimalai Ayyappa swamy temple :

  • Temple Name – Area/City – Distance (in KM)
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 46.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 61.00 km
  • Aranmula Parthasarathi temple – Pathanamthitta district – 75.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 111.00 km
  • Cumbam Arulmigu Kambaraya perumal Kasi Viswanathar Thirukoil – Theni district – 129.00 km
  • Uthamapalayam Sri Kalatheeswarar temple – Theni district – 139.00 km
  • Chinnamanur Sivakami Amman pula Nandeeswara temple – Theni district – 147.00 km
  • Ilanji Thiruvilanji kumarar Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 155.00 km
  • Kutrallam Courtrallanathar temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 157.00 km
  • Pampoli Tirumalai Kumaraswamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 157.00 km
  • Tenkasi Kasi Viswanatha temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 158.00 km
  • Kadayam Vilvanatha swamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 176.00 km
  • Attukal Attukal Sree Bhagavathy Temple – Tiruvanantapuram district – 177.00 km
  • Papanasam Arulmigu Papanasa swamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 191.00 km
  • SankaranKovil Sankaranarayanan Swamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 198.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Pampa Busstation – 1.50 km
  • pathanamthitta – 65.00 km
  • Kottayam – 80.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Chengannur Railway station – 85.00 km
  • Kottayam – 95.00 km
  • Panalur Railway station – 100.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 159.00 km
  • Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram – 171.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 255.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 302.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 320.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 347.00 km

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