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Pandalam Ayyappa Temple

Home Pandalam Pandalam in Kerala is the chosen and blessed place where Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala had had His human sojourn as the son of the Raja of Pandalam. The Pandalam kingdom was established around 79 ME (903 AD) by the Pandalam royal family who are the descendents of the Pandya kings […]

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What is Mandala Mritham

Home One mandalam is 41 days. The vritham you follow during that period is called Mandala Vritham. The period begins on the first day of Karthikai month (Hindu calendar) around middle of November (Nov 15th this year) and ends around Christmas (Dec 24th this year). After observing the vritham for 41 days, the Ayyappa devotee […]

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Pilgrimage Regulations

Home Sabarimala pilgrims have to observe several austerities and regulations to undertake the pilgrimage. The vritham can be undertaken only after getting permission from one’s parents and Guru. It should be undertaken in such a manner as to cause no inconvenience to one’s family. The day before the vritham begins one has to offer prayers […]

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Thiruvabharanam Procession

Home Thiruvabharanam Procession To Sabarimala by Traditional Route Important Occasions Thiruvabharanam the Gold jewel box of Lord Ayyappa is very auspicious and taken by the respective members for generations which is witnessed by the Senior Person of Pandalam Maharaja Family . lakhs of devoteesĀ  use to follow the tiruvabaranam processions which is witnessed as very […]

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Ayyappa Vratham

Home The Ayyappa Shrine in the Shri Siiva Vishnu Temple is a blessing to those living all over North America who would like to observe the Ayyappa Vratham and climb the holy 18 steps every year. Devotees who have been to Sabarimala in India but could not continue to go there due their move to […]

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Makaravilakku

Home Makarasamkramam is the time when the sun moves from the dhanu rasi to the makaram rasi. The special pooja performed for Ayyappan at this moment is known as makarasamkrama pooja. Following the utcha pooja pilgrims will be allowed to climb the holy 18 steps only after deepaaradhana and jyothidarshan. On January 19th the guruthi […]

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Irumudikettu (Pallikettu)

Home Even though the number of Sabarimala pilgrims is growing by the day, many are still not very much aware of the methodology of undertaking a pilgrimage conforming to the traditional norms. Some are even ignorant about the ingredients that go into the making of Irumudikettu. The number of Guruswamis also have dwindled substantially raises […]

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Undertaking a Pilgrimage

Home The foremost thing of a pilgrimage to Sabarimala Temple is Irumudikettu (The double-headed baggage in which pilgrims to Sabari hills carry their things and offering to the deity. It is also known as Pallikettu. It has two heads, one at the front and the other at the rear. The fabric used to make Irumudikettu […]

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Sabarimala

Sabarimala Home Sabarimala is a pilgrimage centre in Kerala located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Kerala in Pathanamthitta District. Lord Ayyappan’s temple is situated here in the midst of 18 hills. The area is in the Sahyadri ranges of Kerala. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 914m/3000 ft […]