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Origin

Origin

Sabarimala is one of the most visited piligrim centres in the world with an estimated 4.5 – 5 crores devotees coming every year. The world’s second largest annual pilgrimage (after…

Administration

Administration

The temple Sabarimala is owned and administrated by Travancore Devaswam board, statutory wing of government of Kerala. About 1200 temples are owned and administrated by Travancore Devaswam Board. Of these…

Thantri

Thantri

Thantri (High Priest) of a temple plays a key role in the affairs of any temple. The Thantri initiates the newly appointed Mel Santhi into the rituals of the temple.…

Pandalamraja

Pandalamraja

Though the administration of the Sabarimala Temple is handled by Tranvacore Devaswom Board, the royal family members of Pandalam have a special role to play. The Raja of Pandalam accompanies…

Kadutha

Kadutha

Kadutha, who was a great warrior and a dependant of Pandala Raja, belonged to a family by name `Malamel Veedu’ situated near Killiseri,Chenganoor, Kerala. At Kaduthaswami temple, contrary to the…

Vavar

Vavar

Vavar was a Muslim saint, in whose memory there is a deity Vavarswami close to the proximity of the main Ayyappa Swami Temple at Sabarimala, Kerala by the side of…

Ambalapuzha

Ambalapuzha

The pettathullal ( ritual dance performed at Erumeli) is the most important function in the pilgrimage before the ‘ Makaravilakku’. The two troups from Ambalapuzha and Alangattu have been conferred…

Alangadu

Alangadu

The two troups from Ambalapuzha and Alangattu have been conferred upon with a special status and importance. At presen there are three groups among the devotees at Alangatu. In the…

Experience of devotees

Experience of devotees

The chant “Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa” can be often heard in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamilnadu as several people fervently and frequently pray to their favorite deity, Swami Ayyappa.…

Gettingthere

Gettingthere

The Kerala Govt: transport agency known as Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates buses from Kottayam,Chengannur ,Tiruvalla railway stations .The buses will operate till Pamba.   Following are a few…