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Sabarimala

 

Sabarimala is one of the most famous Pilgrim centre in India. It is 72 Kms. away from the district head quarters, Pathanamthitta. Every year crores of devotees from all over India visit the shrine of Lord Ayyappa here. The temple is situated in the interior of mountain ranges of the western ghats and is accessible only on foot. The pilgrimage season starts in November and ends in mid January on the day of 'Makara Vilakku'. Lakhs of devotees throng the temple for a glimpse of 'Makara Jyothi'.

The temple is closed during the rest of the year except for the first five days of every Malayalam month and during the vishu. Situated not far from the Sabarimala Temple there is a shrine in the name of Vavar, a Muslim warrior, who was thought to be a close associate of Lord Ayyappa. This is rare feature of the pilgrimage to Sabarimala. The Hindu pilgrims offer worship at this shrine of Vavar during their pilgrimage, indicating that communal harmony prevailed in Kerala for ages.

Best Season:
November and January

Emergency Details:
Sabarimala Devaswam Information
Phone : 04735 203339.
Nearest Police Station (During Pilgrimage season) : Sannidhanam : 04735 - 202014
During of season - Pampa
Phone : 04735 - 202412

For more information about PATHANAMTHITTA: [*00012773click here*]

Transport Terminals:
Nearest City : Pampa and Pathanamthitta

Location:
72 kms away from Pathanamthitta

Route:
Pathanamthitta - Vadasserikkavu - Pampa.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Stations: Chengannur (100 Kms), Thiruvalla (102 Kms)
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
Tags :Pathanamthitta
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