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Sabarimala Ayyappa Darshan Yatra | The 18 steps to the Divine

Legend

The legend of Sabarimala revolves around the royal family of Panadalam. The adopted prince Manikandan was sent to the forest to get the milk of tigress by the conspiracy of the Diwan and Queen who were displeased at him being chosen as the heir.  On the way to the forest, Manikandan fulfilled the task of his incarnation when he fought a and and killed Mahishi, who had unleashed atrocities against the Devas. The Devas then helped Manikandan a...View more

Purpose

The purpose of of visiting the Sabarimala temple, is along with the darshan of the Lord to understand the relationship between self and the God, to understand the power within. The 41 day vratham instills the sense of discipline and purifies the body, mind and soul. Bathing in Pampa is believed to cleanse all the sins.

Deity - Temples

Deity :- Lord Ayyappa

Temples Covered :-

Swamy Sree Ayyappan Temple
Pampa Ganapathy Temple
Malikapurathamma Shrine
Vavar swamy shrine

Most packages also cover various other temples en route, as the rules of the pilgrimage specifies the devotees to visit as many shrines as they can before the darshan of Ayyappa.

Yatra Preparations

There are strict rituals that have to be followed before visiting Sabarimala shrine. The devotee should first take permission from the elders in his family, the family deity and his gurus before taking the vow to visit Lord Ayyappa. Once a vow is taken the pilgrims have to wear a holy string of beads. He must abstain from non vegetarian food, alcohol, smoking, using luxury pleasures and take a vow of celibacy for the 41 days of the 'Mandala Vratham'.The pilgrims should wear only black or saffron coloured attire. 
Before undertaking the journey, he should prepare the 'irumudikettu' at the nearest temple. This kit should be carried on the head as the trek to the temple is done.


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Area Covered

Kerala
Language spoken :- Malayalam

Auspicious Days

Mandalapuja, the last day of the Mandalavratham, is celebrated with many festivities.
However, Makaravilakku in January is the most important festival occasion of the temple with lakhs of devotees thronging to get the glimpse of the Lord as well as the famed 'Makara jyoti'.

Best time to Travel

The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (Nov/Dev), Makaravilakku (January) , Vishu (14 April), and the first five days of each Malayalam month.

Darshan Info Clock Duration

The journey can be completed in 2-4 days from Kochi.

The Pamba base camp can be reached by road from nearby railway station  and airports. From there, devotees have to trek around 5kms on foot to reach the shrine. Dollies are available for those who have difficulty climbing. Alternatively, there is a route of around 60kms trek through forests and hills that starts from Erumely.

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Sabarimala Ayappa Darshan Yatra is planned for 1 Night /2 Days


We offer tour package for Sabarimala Ayyappa Darshan alone or can be clubbed with few temples on the way to Sabarimala.


Tour starts from Cochin. Early morning trip starts to Pamba. On the way, darshan at Erumeli Temple. Reach base camp Pamba by evening.Darshan at Pamba Ganapathy Temple. Proceed by foot towards the Sannidhanam of Lord Ayyappa.On the way darshan at Vavar Swamy Shrine and Malikapurathamma Temple. Overnight stay near Sannidhanam. Early morning darshan at Lord Ayyapa aboard. After darshan start descend to the base camp Pamba. Return to Cochin.


Travel Method

The Pamba base camp can be reached by road from nearby railway station  and airports. From there, devotees have to trek around 5kms on foot to reach the shrine. Dollies are available for those who have difficulty climbing. Alternatively, there is a route of around 60kms trek through forests and hills that starts from Erumely.

Crowd Expected

The temples is estimated to receive more than a 100 million devotees every year.
Heavy crowds can be expected on days of Mandalapuja and Makaravilakku.

Festivals

Mandalapuja, the last day of the Mandalavratham, is celebrated with many festivities.
However, Makaravilakku in January is the most important festival of the temple with lakhs of devotees thronging to get the glimpse of the Lord as well as the famed 'Makara jyoti'.

Must Haves

The devotees are advised to wear black, saffron or dark coloured clothing.
Footwear should not be used while going to the shrine.
The 'irumudikettu' which is a kit with offerings to the Lord should be carried on the head. Without this kit, devotees will not be allowed to climb the 18 steps. The rear part of the irumudi contains the pilgrims personal belongings.
Please take any special medication that you might need during the journey.
Also carry photo-id along while going to the shrine

Health Awarness

The Sannidhanam has basic medical facilities. But devotees are advised to carry any special medications that they might need and first aid kit along with them.

Climate

The climate during the months of November, December and January are pleasant with the temperatures around high twenties though it can get a bit chilly in the night. The summers are hot and dry. Monsoon season is during the months of June to August

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