Declare Sabarimala a National Pilgrim centre

Plea to declare Sabarimala a National Pilgrim centre – Making a strong pitch to declare the hill shrine of Sabarimala a National Pilgrim centre, an organisation of devotees from the southern states demanded better facilities and hygienic conditions for the around four crore devotees visiting the temple annually. Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam (SASS) today alleged […]

Sahasra kalasabhishekam at Sabarimala

The Lord Ayyappa Temple witnessed heavy rush as hundreds of pilgrims from different parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, undertook the pilgrimage to the forest shrine, braving the summer heat and dust, on Tuesday. The head priest (Melsanthi), P.N.Narayanan Namboodiri, opened the temple at 5 am and the daily rituals began with […]

Guruti Pooja ends Sabarimala Mandalam 2014

Sabarimala’s two-month long annual Mandalam Makaravilakku pilgrimage has concluded with Guruti Pooja performed at the Malikappuram Devi Temple on 19 January 2014. There was huge crowd of devotees who had visited the Sabarimala Temple even on Sunday too. Vilakkinezhunellippu, the five-day ceremonial procession from Malikappuram Devi Temple in the last lap of the Makaravilakku festival, […]

Sabarimala Yatra

The Sabarimala Yatra is undertaken by Ayyappa devotees during the month of October to January. Devotees take the Ayyappa deeksha and get initiated into the yatra by wearing the Ayyappa mala which is made of rudraksha or tulsi beads. The initiation process is always done by the priest or senior devotee called Guruswami who has […]

Do’s and Don’ts at Sabarimala Yatra

Sabarimala Pilgrimage is undertaken by millions of people every year. The temple at Sabarimala is surrounded by dense forests and most of the devotees visit the temple between October and January every year. This makes the small place very crowded and following some simple rules can make the atmosphere better for all the pilgrims. The […]