Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, Pathanamthitta

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Dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, son of Shiva and Vishnu, Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple rises on a hill 1260 m (4,133 ft) above sea level. The climb is not for the faint-hearted, but you will find refreshments and medical help on the way up. You can stay in the temple complex, but do make sure to book in advance and learn when the temple is open for worship. Women between the ages of 10 and 50 cannot enter the temple. Using our online itinerary creator, Pathanamthitta attractions like Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • a most divine temple of south india. it is located in pathnamthitta district. the 18 steps climb to reach temple is allowed only when you have irumudi and mala, with bare foot. others can also visit t...  more »
  • After a set of austerities ( Vratam) of 41 days involving the strictest brahmacharya and then a trek of 48 kilometers inside the dense forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve, one reaches this holy place. Se...  more »
  • Can someone please advice and give some inputs. I wish to visit Sabarimala as a civll (non-mala) through flight and this is my first trip. Shortest trip possible as i have to fly abroad in 6days and i...  more »
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  • This is a Divine pilgrimage place where people visit from various cities from across the country, every year during December and January millions of people taking the swami deeksha visit this Divine place with full of devotion and dedication. Have to really appreciate the work and effort put by the Trust maintaining the facility during these days
  • The divine feeling you get while you're there is something beyond words. Seeing many devotees barefooted, Chanting mantras, walking miles to worship "Lord Ayyapa" itself is an implication of the greatness of the place.
  • Even there is a long walk to the temple to darshan the almighty. The effort to reach the temple will be so happy. it's a devotional moment.
  • Lord Ayyappa Temple. Entry restricted to Hindu Male people and female aged below 10 or above 60 years. The devotees should follow fasting and other procedures. Only with “erumudikettu” will allow to enter via 18 Golden stairs otherwise called “pathinettampadi”
  • The temple opens during the two major festivals- the Mandal Puja and Makara Sankranthi Puja celebrated during the month of November till mid-January. The temple also remains open on the first six days of every Malayalam month. The pilgrims visiting this temple wear black or blue dresses with Chandan (Sandal) smeared on their forehead.
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