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Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

Pampa, Pathanamthitta, India
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Too little space to review Sabarimala. It is believed that grand old lady Sabari, who waited for Lord Sri Rama to pass by. She collected fruit to give them to the Lord. That is how the name Sabarimala, malai/mala means Mountain. More known today for Swamy Aiyappa.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sabarimala is one of the most remote ancient shrines and prominent pilgrimage centre in India where Sree Ayyappa swami Temple. It is on the Western Ghat mountains range of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. This is one of the rarest of rare temples in the country which is open to all faiths and religions and isms. That is the reason why... More

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Vythiri, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappaa.....Sabarimala is one of the toppest Hindu pilgrimage place in India. Lord Ayyappa"s blessings should get from here for every devotees.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Traditional Hindu temple. It is a must visit to all Hindus. Lord Ayappa is the idol there and the temple opens only during the month of Nov- Dec . There are different ways to reach the temple. I like the Kanana patha (via Erumeli by walk around 55 km) through thick forest.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After filling the holy coconut with ghee and packing the essentials for offering to Lord Ayyappa in the Irumudi (called ketunira), the Guru places the sacred Irumudi on the head of the pilgrims chanting Saranam. The pilgrims leave the place without looking at anyone or bidding goodbye to family or friends. Walking barefoot the pilgrims proceed to realise his Self... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Have to walk. if you cant walk hire a dolly. bit tough steeps. long queue . but must for a hindu. been there 3 times.its always busy and long queue. better to go on 1st of every or any malayalam month so can spend decent time in sannidhanam

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This place is dedicated to Lord - Ayyappa and lakhs of devotees visit this shrine very year and it will be heavily crowded during November to January.. The way to temple is quite hard and through a jungle, but worth the walk of 5-6 kms.. Be careful during rainy season, it may skid.. This temple can be visited by normal... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

One has to take ' Ayyappa Deeksha" by wearing a "Tulasi Mala" for a Mandalam ie 41 days, before proceeding to Sabarimala. On the day you start your journey to Sabari, you take 'GHEE" in a Coconut called the "Mudra Kaya", for the Abhisekham to Lord Ayyappa. The nearest point to Pamba is Chengannur, from where buses are available to... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I am great devotee of Ayyappa. The positive energy, happiness and heavenly experience you experience once visiting sabarimala is un-explainable. Once been in Sabarimala, It is where I want to come again and again. Being born in Pandalam(Where Ayyappan had spent his childhood), it gives me such a pride and divine feeling to say that 'I come from place where... More

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Munnar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Arriving at Chengannur Railway station. KSRTC (State Transport) Bus waiting out side of Railway station with the Board "Pampa".Rs.70/- is the ticket charge for traveling 99Km-Pampa. Reaching at Pampa - 3 hours Journey. Arriving at Pampa, holydip in River Papma. Proceed to sannidhaam by walking. 5Km walking with "Sarana manthra. After Darshan back to Pampa. Bus to Chengannur. Drop at... More

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