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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
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SABARIMALA

The hill-to of Ayyappa at Sabarimala -
Feeling of Ecstasy

The feeling of ecstasy and the attains after visiting the Ayyappa shrine at Sabarimala is something quite indescribable. This explains the fact that pilgrims who once undertake the Yatra repeat it year after year.

The entire pilgrimage is symbolic of the soul's journey to unite with Supreme-the summum bonum of life. On the way, the pilgrim consumes the contents in the rear portion of the Irumudi, i.e. the prarabdha karma and worldly desires. What remain are only the body (i.e. the coconut) and the ghee (the soul). The soul merges with the Supreme when the ghee is poured on the idol. The body dies when the coconut is thrown into the fire after abhishekam.

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The hill-to of Ayyappa at Sabarimala -

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