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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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SABARIMALAI

THE PILGRIMAGE

The Sadhakas visiting the shrine after the rigorous austerities gain several merits. The 41 days Vrata naturally cleanses the systems;, continence turns the mind upwards and loosens the grip of attachment to the Momentary thrills. When god-mindedness is enkindled, the Sadhaka's spiritual world gets illumined, resulting in the development of adorable virtues, like mutual regard, love, dedication etc. So he becomes physically, mentally and spiritually pure. 

Its symbolic significance too has much to elevate and enliven the Sadhaka. The pilgrimage is a kind to soul's journey to meet the Highest for Sayujya mukti-merging of the jivatma with the Paramatma. Carrying on Irumudi holding eatables in one compartment and the ghee filled coconut in the other has yet a connotation of supreme significance. 

While on the journey, the Sadhaka subsist on and empties the enables contained in the rear compartment, which amounts to exhausting of prarabdha Karma before merging, and the abhisekam of ghee containing in the coconut signifies merging of the soul with the supreme. 

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