Sabarimala Ayyappa Tour packages
Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world, with an estimated over 100 million devotees visiting every year. Ayyappan’s temple is situated amidst 18 hills. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 1260 m (4,133 ft) above main sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. The dense forest, (Periyar Tiger Reserve), around the temple is known as poongavanam. Temples exist in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. While functional and intact temples exist at many places in the surrounding areas like Nilakkal Kalaketty, and Karimala remnants of old temples survive to this day on remaining hills.
The shrine at Sabarimala is an ancient temple of Ayyappan also known as sasta and Dharmasasta In the 12th century, Manikandan, a prince of Pandalam dynasty, meditated at Sabarimala temple and became one with the divine. Manikandan was an avatar of Ayyappan. In India, one of the most renowed spiritual location is Sabarimalai which is situated in Pathananthitta district in Kerala. In this holy place, Lord Iyyappan is worshipped with great heartthrobing faith by people. There are distinct sabarimala special yatra packages available by travel agencies who will arrange a piligrim trip along with the visit to sabrimala darshan. One can definitely go with such choices as they will facilitated visiting several other best spiritual location nearby to the Sabarimala temple. During the sabarimala season viz., November to January, people will be crowding the Sabarimala and hence relying upon a trustworthy travel agency who will assure the travelers to have a safe journey will be a best choice.
Sabarimala is linked to pilgrimage predominantly undertaken by Hindus. Sabarimala pilgrims can be identified easily, as they wear black or blue dress. They do not shave until the completion of the pilgrimage, and smear Vibhuti or sandal paste on their forehead.
Duration : 3 Days & 2 nights
Destinations covered : All mojour temples on the way