is worshipped at Kulathupuha as Bala Ayyappa - first stage in life;
Brahmachari Ayyappa at Aryankavu; Grihasta Ayyappa with his two
spouses Poorna and Pushkala at Achan Kovil; Vanaprastha Ayyappa at
Sabarimalai and the realised yogi at Poonambalamedu the hill of the
all the five abodes - except the Ponnambalamedu he is worshipped
with a zeal that excites jealously even among other deities, though
they have transcended such base emotions. It is said that the
Ponnambalamedu shrine is built by sages and it lies amidst the
inaccessible thick forest, It is further believed that the dazzling
bright celestial fight appearing on Makara Sankranti every year is
emanating from this temple.
he is receiving adoration from celestials and spiritual luminaries.
Of course, of the five, Sabarimalai has the greatest pull and
exceeded all temples in India with regard to visitation by-lakes of
devotees, although twice a year only the temple is kept open for