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Sabarimala – The Holy Pilgrimage

sabarimala temple

Kerala tours come to be more extraordinary because of its ancient and prestigious temples that must be seen and respected for their interesting unique architectures. Kerala is famous for its characteristic heavenliness and also its old temples. They are enriched with a background that is both cultural and conventional in its nature. The state of Kerala has a large number of temples. Temples of Kerala conserve its rich and extraordinary culture.  . Kerala is well known to be a sacred land. This place is of special importance due to of its temples.

sabarimala temple

One of the most famous temples in Kerala is the Sabarimala temple. Sabarimala is a standout amongst the most significant and busiest pilgrimage spots in India. The shrine attracts an enormous number of devotees in its three month pilgrimage journey season. Sastha or Dharmasastha is a divinity who has been traditionally worshipped as a protector in numerous regions of Southern India. Sastha is believed to be the child of Shiva and Vishnu, the destroyer and protector respectively of the Hindu Trinity.

sabarimala temple

Sabarimala is the biggest annual pilgrimage in the world. Each year, no less than 40-50 million devotees irrespective of caste, creed and position and position comes here and pay their regard to Lord Ayyappa. When going to this temple, certain traditions must be strictly watched by the explorers. A traveler going to the Mandalapooja might as well watch severities for 41 days. Throughout this period, the pilgrim may as well avoid himself from non vegetarian food and carnal pleasures. The famous temples in Kerala are worth to visit.

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Huge numbers of devotees are situated out in different groups. Each group has a guide who leads them to the temple. Every devotee carries a cloth bundle called Irumudi Kettu comprises of traditional offerings. This temple has an extraordinary feature. It has no restrictions of caste and creed Males of all age groups can visit temple but the females between the age group of 10 to 50 are not permitted to enter the temple.

The temple is open for worship throughout the times of Mandalapooja (Approximately November 15 to December 26), Makaravilakku (January 14-“Makara Sankranti”) and Vishu (April 14), and the first five days of every Malayalam month. The temple is most crowded during these times.