Sabarimala Temple opens for Makaravilakku season

Sabarimala Temple opens for Makaravilakku season on 30 December 2014. Makaravilakku Makarajyoti date is January 15, 2015. The hill abode of Lord Ayyappa here will be opened on Tuesday for the 20-day Makaravilaku season, the concluding phase of the annual pilgrimage season. Melsanthi Krishnadas Nampoothiri will open the Sreekovil of the temple at 5.30 pm […]

Sabarimala Mandala Pooja, 27 December 2014

27 December 2014 is Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple (Sannidhanam) for Sabarimala Yatra season 2014-2015. It marks the conclusion of the 41-day Mandalam season of the annual pilgrimage (Sabarimala Ayyappa Deeksha). Mandala Pooja will be held at 1 PM after adoring the Thanka Anki (gold ornaments) on the idol of Ayyappa. Kalabhabhishekam, a special […]

Parvathamalai Girivalam

Sri Parvathamalai Girivalam is a circumambulation of Parvathamalai hills (Thenmadimangalam) Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple in Tamil Nadu. In 2014, Parvathamalai Girivalam begins on December 16. Girivalam is a religious vow undertaken to circumnavigate the hills having temples. This is an age-old practice of Sanatana Dharma. In the South, devotees perform girivalam of hills like Tiruvannamalai, Thiruparankunram […]

Kochuveli – Chennai Special Trains for Sabarimala season

Kochuveli – Chennai Special Trains for Sabarimala season in December 2014 & January 2015. Southern Railway will run special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Sabarimala pilgrimage season. Train number 00652 Kochuveli- Chennai Central Premium Superfast special train notified to run on December 11, 14, 18, 21, 23 and 25 has been […]

Declare Sabarimala as National Piligrim Center, TDB asks govt

Declare Sabarimala as National Piligrim Center, TDB asks govt… Travancore Devaswom Board president M P Govindan Nair has said that TDB is all for the declaration of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple as a national pilgrim centre. He told mediapersons here on Monday that the TDB has submitted a detailed memorandum to the Prime Minister seeking […]

Pushkaralu | Pushkaram in Telugu

Pushkaralu (Pushkaram) in Telugu is explained here. Pushkaram is 12 Year period, celebrated jubilantly for 12 Rivers in India. పుష్కరము పుష్కరాలు అంటే ? ప్రాణికోటి సమస్తం మనుగడకు ఆధారం జలం.జలం పుట్టిన తరవాతే జీవకోటి ఉద్భవించింది.జలాధారాల వెంటనే తొలుత నాగరీకత విస్తరించింది. అలాంటి జలాన్ని దేవత రూపాలనిచ్చి తల్లిగా ఆరాధించడం హిందూ సంప్రదాయం.అలాగే నదీ స్నానాలు, కోనేటి స్నానాలు, సముద్ర స్నానాలు,మాగ స్నానాలు (బలవంత మాగస్నానాలు),మంగళ స్నానాలు అని […]

Sabarimala pilgrims Help Desk at Kochi Airport

A help desk has been set up at the International Airport here to provide all help to pilgrims who travel by flights from various overseas and domestic destinations to offer worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala in Kerala. The help desk, set up jointly by Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which […]

RailYatri.in, Sabarimala Yatra Mobile Application

RailYatri.in, Sabarimala Yatra Mobile Application… RailYatri.in has partnered with Southern Railway to launch an app exclusively for Sabarimala pilgrims to coincide with the Mandala-Makaravilakku season that commenced on Monday. The first-of-its-kind dedicated mobile app for Sabarimala pilgrims hosts unique features such as one-click live arrival and departure train information for railway stations from where one […]

132 Special Trains to Sabarimala from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

South Central Railway (SCR) Friday said it will run 132 Sabarimala special trains from Hyderabad and other places to clear the extra rush of passengers and pilgrims heading to the pilgrimage in Kerala. Apart from Hyderabad the special trains will be run from Nizamabad, Kakinada Town, Narsapur, Vijayawada, Machilipatnam, Sirpurkagaznagar, Karimnagar, Aurangabad, Akola, Adilabad to […]

Winter Chardham yatra starts from Mukbha

The winter Chardham yatra officially began from Mukhba village here amid vedic chanting on 16 November 2014. The yatra began from Mukhba village, located about 25 km ahead of Gangotri temple, in the presence of the administration, Army and temple officials. For now, the winter Chardham yatra has begun in Mukhba but soon it will […]

IRCTC Special Tourist Trains from Madurai

After the successful launch of two tourist trains from Bangalore and Puducherry, the Indian Railway and Tourism Corporation would operate three ‘Pilgrim Special Tourist Trains’ originating from this city with 700 passengers, according to the IRCTC officials. These trains are the first special tourist trains from Madurai after the announcement was made by the Railway […]

Sabarimala Pooja Timings, 17 November 2014

Sabarimala Pooja Timings on 17 November 2014 are given here. For 2014-2015 Ayyappa Deeksha season, Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is opened on 16th November 2014.. Sabarimala Pooja timings – Morning 05.00 Nada Opening 05.05 Nirmalyam 05.15 Neyyabhishekam 05.20 Ganapathi Homam 07.30 Usha Pooja 12.30 Kalabhabhishekam, Uchapooja 01.30 Nada Closing Sabarimala Pooja timings – Evening 05.00 Nada Opening 06.30 […]

Nagercoil Mangalore Special Train for Sabarimala Season

Nagercoil Mangalore Special Train for Sabarimala Season in December 2014… The Southern Railway will run a special train between Nagercoil Junction and Mangalore Junction in December to clear extra rush during the Sabarimala season. Train No. 06306 Nagercoil Junction – Mangalore Junction special will leave Nagercoil Junction on December 14, 21 and 28 at 9 […]

Sabarimala Special Trains from Bangalore, Mangalore

Sabarimala Special Trains from Bangalore, Mangalore in 2014 November, December & January 2015.. Southern Railway has announced additional special trains to clear extra rush of passengers owing to the Sabarimala pilgrim season. The details are as follows:Train No.06306 Nagercoil Jn- Mangalore Jn special will leave Nagercoil Jn on December 14, 21 and 28 at 9pm […]

Kacheguda Kollam Special Trains for Sabarimala Season

Kacheguda Kollam Special Trains for Sabarimala Season 2014-2015.. In view of the pilgrim rush to Sabarimala, South Central Railway will operate two pairs of special express trains No. 07115/07116 Kacheguda-Kollam-Kacheguda via Guntur Division on November 23 and 27 from Kacheguda and November 24 and 28, from Kollam, according to senior DCM G. Sriramulu. Train No. 07115 Kacheguda-Kollam […]

Sabarimala Special Trains from Chennai (Southern Railways)

Sabarimala Special Trains from Chennai in 2014 November, December & January 2015. Southern Railway Special Trains for Sabarimala festival season.. A series of special, super fast and premium trains have been introduced to manage the crowd during Sabarimalai festive season. A press release from the southern railway said that train No.00652 Kochuveli – Chennai Central […]