Kshetra

Sabarimala

A few compositions dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in connection with Makara Vilakku on January 15.

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Sabarimala

A few compositions dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in connection with Makara Vilakku on January 15.

The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is one of the most ancient and prominent Sastha temples in the country. Located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is one of the few Hindu temples in India that is open to all faiths. Every year lakhs and lakhs of devotees visit Sabarimala with irumudis, chants slogans on Lord Ayyappa, bathe in holy river Pampa and climb up the eighteen steps to the sanctum. On Makarasankranthi day a jewel casket is carried from the ancestral residence of the royal family of Panthalam to the temple. A Garuda follows this ornaments carrying procession, hovering about in the sky. After these ornaments are placed on the Lord the bird circles the temple in the sky three times and disappears.
The Pampa river has been referred to in the Ramayana and other great texts. The great sage Matanga's ashram, where Matanga and Sabari lived was near the Pampa river. Sabarimalai is associated with Lord Rama's devotee Sabarias well. This feature presents some compositions dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.

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