[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


Temples & Legends Of Kerala
Kulapati's Preface Author's Preface
Introduction The Temple Of Sri Padmanabha
A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
The Benign Lord Chottanikara
Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
A Temple For Bharata Sri Rama Temple At Triprayar
The Vadakkunnathan Temple The Lord Of Guruvayur
A Temple For Rama And Lakshmana The Historic Tali Temple
Tiruvangad Peruma Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
Trichambaram Krishna Temple Other Temples
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

SABARIMALA

The hill-to of Ayyappa at Sabarimala -
Then there is the long arduous trek through mountains, valleys and forests abounding in wild animals the three routes available to reach the sanctum, the one via Erumeli is the longest-about 72 km.-and the arduous. This is also the most sacred because it is believed to have been traversed by Ayyappa Himself. The easiest route, however, is via Chalakayam near Pampa upto which vehicles ply nowadays. From Pampa 001': one mountain-Neelimala-is to be crossed. Hence is preferred by the majority of pilgrims nowadays.

Peculiar again are the eighteen steps (Pathinettampadi) leading to the sanctum sanctorum. Nowhere the steps of a temple are held as sacred as those at Sabarimala. Only those who observe the 41-day austerities and carry the Irumudi can climb these steps.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

The hill-to of Ayyappa at Sabarimala -

About Sabarimala

Introduction
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Page6
Page7
Page8
Page9
Page10
Page11
You are Here! Page12
Page13
Page14

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.