Things To Do In Sabarimala

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1. Ayyappa Temple

Ayyappa Temple
Must visit 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
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The oldest historical account available about Sabarimala which at that time was known as Churulimala, can be found in the inscriptions of Xuanzang which reveal that the idol of the buddhist shrine was that of Avalokitesvara, who according to Buddhism, is an avatar of Bodhisattva. The word Dharmasasta is one of the eighteen synonyms of Gautama Buddha. The Mudra depicted by the idol of Ayyappa and the yogic position may have a connection to Vitarka mudra and Lotus position in which Buddha is depicted beautifully.

2. Makaravilakku

Must visit 4.1 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 6
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Makaravilakku is the festival celebrated every year in the month of January. The festival is celebrated on a remarable level in the Sabarimala temple, Kerala. Festival includes Procession of of Thiruvabharanam . It is estimated that approx one million of people come from all over the India to get blessings.

3. Malikkappuram Devi Temple

Malikkappuram Devi Temple
Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 6
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On the left side of the Ayyappa temple on a hillock lays the Malikappurathamma temple symbolic of the relationship between Lord Ayappan & Devi Malikapurathamma.

4. Vavar Shrine

Vavar Shrine
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 6
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Dedicated to a Muslim saint Vavaru Swamy, this shrine at Sabrimala has an interesting tale to tell. It is believed that Vavaru Swamy was once a pirate defeated by Lord Ayyappa and later became his ardent devotee.

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5. Pampa Ganapathy Temple

Pampa Ganapathy Temple

3 km
from city center
5 out of 6
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Located on the route leading to Sannidanam on the banks of River Pampa, Pampa Ganapathy Temple is a shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It often serves as a pit stop for trekkers exploring Sannidanam and for the devotees on the Sabarimala pilgrimage before they climb the hills.

6. Erumeli


0 km
from city center
6 out of 6
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An important resting point for Sabarimala pilgrims, Erumeli is a beautiful town majorly associated with the legends of Lord Ayyappa. It is famous for River Manimala, the Mosque of Vavar and the Sastha Shrine where pilgrims often offer prayers before proceeding to Sabarimala.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Sabarimala?

The top sightseeing places in Sabarimala are Ayyappa Temple, Makaravilakku, Malikkappuram Devi Temple, Vavar Shrine, Pampa Ganapathy Temple, Erumeli.

How can I commute within Sabarimala?

From the base camp to Sannidhanam, one has to travel by foot. For people who find it difficult to walk, special palanquin service known as Dolly operates for a fee of Rs. 1000 plus tip charges. You can buy the palanquin from the Publicity office in the basecamp. Farm donkeys or horses can also be hired to be taken to Sannidhanam.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Sabarimala?

Day 1- Trek up to Lord Ayappa shrine and say your prayers in the early morning. Visit Malikauram Devi Temple.
Day 2- Visit the Vavar shrine.
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