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More than 30 million pilgrims visit the temple in Sabarimala annually, making it the largest in India and second largest in the world, after Hajj Pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Tucked amongst dense forests and gurgling streams, the temple town of Sabarimala on the Pampa banks named after the mythological character Sabari shelters the famous Ayyappa temple. People believe that Vishnu's incarnate Parasurama placed the Ayyappa Idol at the top of the mountain. More than 30 million pilgrims visit the temple annually, making it the largest in India and second largest in the world, after Haji Pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. However, women of age 12-50 years, during an active menstrual cycle are not allowed inside the temple. Also, do note that the temple opens only 2 months in a year. Trekkers also find joy in trekking up the lush mountain to reach the temple.
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Pleasant ambience, lush green forests.
Women between 12-60 years of age not allowed in the temple.
Protecting the busiest pilgrimage shrine in India as well as the second busiest shrine in the world, Sabarimala is mostly visited by Hindu devotees. The lush green Western Ghats attracts a lot of trekkers in the region.
Sabarimala has no airport or railway station. The nearest international airports are at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram while the nearest railway stations are at Kottayam, Ernakulam and Chenganur. The... (Read More)
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