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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

INITIATION

Any man, man only irrespective of age, caste, profession, language, religion, region etc. can adore him. Yes, adore him with a difference. It begins with wearing of Mala - a rosary for keeping count of the divine name after due propitiation, preferably in a temple under the aegis of Guru. 

The very moment he puts on the Mala around the neck, he becomes God Ayyappa in spirit, effect and merit. And Lo! he passes for divine Ayyappa till he reaches the Sannidhi, atop the Sabarimala by ascending the holy eighteen steps and offering prayers with the Pooja materials carried with him in the sacred Irumudi - an auspicious cloth bag with two compartments for keeping sacred objects of worship. The injunctions prescribed for the spiritual sadhaka are many, and rather rigorous. The Ayyappa according to the cult has to shed his ego-sense, manifested in anger, lust, greed and their vicious allies first and last.

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