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Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

Address: Pampa, Pathanamthitta, India
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Hyderabad, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One sentence enough Om Sri Swamiye Sharnam Ayyappa to lord.No offering's required to swamy. Lord Ayyappa is the powerful among devaganas. There are 2 ways To reach this Temple.One from Erumely and another from Pamba.From Erumely its difficult to go five mountains.

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Kottayam, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is situated on a hilltop named Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district,Situated deep in the forest and surrounded by 18 hills, this shrine draws millions of devotees every year. The pilgrimage culminates on a grueling 4 km journey on... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Best time to visit : offseason is all those months other than Nov16 -Jan 20.. the temple is open for the first 4 days of malayalam month (generally during 15-20th of every month) Where to stay : now, you can book accommodation online. It will be raining heavily in June- September. better to avoid those months if you can.. what... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had been to his place on 29 & 30 November. Situated deep inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, this temple is unique for many features. The predominant feature is that no religion is a criteria to visit this shrine. Girls above the age of 10 and ladies below the age of 50 are not permitted to climb up the hills to... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The 2 hour climb with kettu nira was not easy and pretty tiring for the body but it was extremely enjoyable. There were small stalls on the way to the top to meet basic food / water requirements. Not many stalls for food were available at the top to cater to the huge crowd. The crowd in October was not... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sabrimala jatra will starts from middle of november to january 14th.for the jatra devote will objerb 40 days vratam.from 1st day they put mala on the neck,they will not were sleepers,they do 3 time puja,and eat only cooked vegitarian foods prepare by themselfs,no alcohol and best part they will sleep in the floor.and remain like sanjasi for 40 days.they will... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My first Sabarimala trip was with my Father. I still feel that charm and divinity on every trip. Not only the temple, the trip is also unforgettable. The best way to experience the divinity is to start trekking from Erumeli via Peroorthodu, Kottapadi, Kaalaketti, Azhhuthamedu, Kallidaamkunnu, Inchipaarakotta, Karimala, Valiyaanavattam, Cheriyaanavattam, Pamapa, Neelimala ,Appachimedu, Sabareepeedom, and Saramkuthi through the forest. There... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is one of the most ancient and prominent Sastha temples in the country. Located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is one of the few Hindu temples in India that is open to all faiths. The shrine of Sabarimala is one of the most remote shrines in... More 

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Tuticorin(Thoothukudi), Tamil Nadu, India
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A Hill view permitted for Girls below age 10 & for women above aged 50. Many Hindu religious places in India fail to watch the amenities in Tirupati where thousands throng each day. Pig wander in the campus of the temple which is unhygenic. Visiting during July favoured me which is the commencement of rainy season, which lashes out the... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located near to pamba river its a soothing experience to take a bath first and then get darshan of lord ayappa. Just keep walking the hill by chanting swmiye saranam and we will forget the pain when we go by walking. Excellent darshan after climbing 18 steps. Its a blessing to be here. I visited this place during june 2013.... More 

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