Sabarimala – 2018 package
Sabarimala-Sannidhanam

The Deity

What will occur if two greatly intense energy fields ‘Hari’ and ‘Haran’ concur at a point? The incredible transition will wash down the brain and the profound encapsulation of the most fortunate ones to be in its vicinity with inspiration. Truly, Keralites are fortunate to have this gem in our land, the supreme abode of Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala. The bounteous favours of Lord Ayyappa have been protecting Kerala and its occupants for quite a long time.
Lord Ayyappa is an image of religious solidarity and mutual respect. Being conceived out of Mohini (the female manifestation of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Shiva, he is otherwise called Bhuthanatha, Dharmasastha, Hariharan, Ayyanar, and Manikanta.

Tattvamasi

Tattvamasi

The imperative message composed at the sanctuary exterior is one of the four Mahāvākyas of Advaita or the non-dualistic school of theory. Tat Tvam Asi, the third of four Mahavakyas which in Sanskrit means “Thou Art That” is the rule reasoning that administers the sanctuary and journey. As the journey is emblematic for the voyage to the self-acknowledgement that every single living being has the embodiment of Brahman, explorers allude to one another as Swami, recognizing their heavenliness.
That is to say, to put it plainly, you are a piece of the Paramatma which is the core of Advaita rationality.

The Myth

The devil Mahishasur was slayed by Goddess Durga. His dispossessed sister Mahishi set out to retaliate for her sibling’s passing.
Mahishi had a gift from Lord Brahma that just a wunderkind conceived of Lord Vishnu and Shiva could kill her. This was viewed as about outlandish and she viewed herself as indestructible. Being sure about her everlife, she began tormenting the populace and devout holy people. To spare the world from destruction, Lord Vishnu manifested as his female form Mohini, and Shiva brought forth Lord Ayyappa.
After the introduction of Ayyappa, Shiva and Mohini left the youngster on the banks of the Pampa River. At that point, the ruler of the line, King Rajashekhara, the childless ruler received Ayyappa.
After the King received Ayyappa, the King couple were honoured with a child named Raja Rajan. In spite of the fact that both the young men grew up as rulers, Ayyappa exceeded expectations in hand to hand fighting and was exceptionally Knowledgeable in all Shastras.
After finishing his preparation and studies, it was an ideal opportunity to name the beneficiary to the position of authority. Lord Rajashekhara needed Ayyappa to wind up ruler, yet the Queen needed her child to be named the King. Thus, she made every one of the inconveniences for Ayyappa.
Master Ayyappa deceived by the Queen, goes to the timberland for getting milk from a tigress (to spare the Queen from a baffling medical problem).
On his way, he understood the motivation behind his manifestation on Earth and was to execute the demoness Mahishi.
Master Ayyappa and Mahishi had a furious fight, and she kicked the bucket in Ayyappa’s grasp and got moksha.
Afterwards, King Rajashekhara and Queen understand that Lord Ayyappa is no standard tyke, and demand him to acknowledge the honoured position. In any case, Ayyappa denies and goes to the brilliant dwelling place.
Lord Rajashekhara developed a sanctuary for Ayyappa at Sabarimala. The sanctuary was structured by the incomparable Architect of Gods, Vishvakarma.
The Ayyappa symbol was cut by Sage Parasuram and introduced it upon the arrival of Makara Sankranthi.

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The landscape and environment

 Sabarimala sannidhanam

Sabarimala sannidhanam is based upon a 40 ft high level. It is encompassed by 18 slopes occupied by indigenous Malayarayar clans. The thick woodland is likewise home for various wild creatures including tiger, elephants and uncommon squirrels. Amid the off-season, tigers are seen meandering out of the woods through cleared streets prompting sannidhanam. Urakkuzhi theertham is simply behind the sannidhanam and is an extensive human-sized glass cut out of a strong shake by the weathering impact of a cascade. Travelers can take a plunge in the glass each one in turn in the unadulterated, cool water.
The most well-known course to sabarimala is to go until the Pamba stream bank by vehicle and from their devotees can climb until Sannidhanam through the woods. It is a 7kms climb covering 3 hills – Karimala, Appachimedu, and Neelimala. An alternative way is additionally utilized by devotees through a very little voyage course through knolls, thick woods, tall grass, and a herds of elephants.

41-Days Vritham

The devotees are relied upon to pursue a Vritham (41-day gravity period) before the journey. This starts with wearing of an exceptional Mala (a chain made of Rudraksha or Tulasi dots is ordinarily utilized, however still, different kinds of chains are accessible.). Amid the 41 days of Vratham, the fan who has taken the promise, is required to entirely pursue the guidelines that incorporate after just a lactovegetarian diet (In India, vegetarianism is synonymous with Lacto-vegetarianism), pursue abstinence, pursue forbearance, not utilize any irreverence and need to control the resentment, enable the hair and nails to develop without trimming. They should attempt their most extreme to help other people and see everything around them as ruler Ayyappa. They are relied upon to shower twice in multi-day and visit the nearby sanctuaries routinely and just wear plain dark or blue shaded conventional attire.

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The Temple

The sanctuary was reconstructed after torching and vandalism in 1950. The prior stone image of the deity was supplanted by a panchaloha idol, around 1 and a half feet, produced using a compound from five metals.
The sanctuary comprises of a sanctum sanctorum with a copper-plated rooftop and four brilliant finials at the best, two mandapams, the belikalpura which houses the sacred place. In 1969, the Flagstaff (dhwajam) was introduced.
The hallowed place of Kannimoola Ganapathi prathishta is south-west to The Sreekovil of the Sannidhanam. Devotees offer a piece of the broken coconut (Neythenga) to Sri Ganapathi in the chimney (Azhi). Ganapathi Homam is the primary advertising.
The holy place of the Lord of snakes, Nagarajav is put adjoining the sreekovil. Explorers after the Darshan of Lord Ayyappa and Kannimoola Ganapathi, make their darshan and offer contributions to Nagarajav.
The Pathinettu thripadikal or the 18 sacrosanct advances is the principle stairway to the sanctuary. According to the pioneers, no devotee without “Irumudikkettu” can climb the 18 holy steps. In 1985, the 18 stages were secured by panchaloha and later secured with gold. The stairway in the northern entryway is open for the individuals who don’t convey an “Irumudikkettu”.
The sanctuaries of Lord Ayyappan’s confided in lieutenants Karuppu Sami and Kadutha Swami are situated as his watchmen at the foot of the heavenly 18 holy advances.
The sanctuary of Maalikapurathamma, whose significance is nearly comparable to Lord Ayyappa, is found a couple of yards from Sannidhanam. It is trusted that the Lord Ayyapan had particular guidelines that he needed Malikappurath Amma, on his left side. Preceding the fire calamity, there was just a Peeda Prathishta (heavenly seat) at Malikappuram. The symbol of Malikappurath Amma was introduced by Brahmasree Kandararu Maheswararu Thanthri. The Devi at Malikappuram holds a Sankh, Chakram and Varada Abhya Mudra. Presently the symbol is secured with a gold Golaka. The sanctuary additionally was reproduced in the most recent decade and now the funnel-shaped rooftop and sopanam is secured with gold.
Manimandapam is where Ayyappan Jeeva samadhi[Arya Kerala jeevasamadhi].
The Sabarimala sanctuary complex incorporates Pampa Ganapathi sanctuary, Nilakal Mahadeva sanctuary and Palliyara Bhagavathi sanctuary. The Nilakal Mahadeva sanctuary and Palliyara Bhagavathi sanctuary is as old as the Sastha sanctuary and the gods are venerated as the guardians of Lord Ayyappa. Ganapathi sanctuary at Pampa has Pampa Maha Ganapathi and Athi Ganapathi (lit. old Ganapathy), sreekovil where the symbol from the principal Ganapathy sanctuary is adored. Sabari Peedamhas a sanctuary of Sri Rama and Hanuman too.

Special Offerings (Pooja)

Neyyabhishekam – This critical custom includes pouring consecrated ghee brought by travellers in their Pallikettu or Irumudi (A two-compartment sack made of a handwoven cotton material used to convey the contributions for Sabarimala Temple carried on their heads) on the symbol of Lord Ayyappa. It emblematically implies the converging of Jeevatmawith the Paramatma. While a red-shaded irumudi is utilized by an explorer on his first adventure as a Kanni Ayyappan to Sabarimala, others utilize naval force blue till the third year and from that point saffron-hued irumudi.
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Price details

Itinerary

All Inclusive chargesTime/Distance Alloted

Temples covered en route

AC DZireAC Innovahrs (days) / kmts
Ernakulam Railway Station – Sabarimala – Ernakulam Railway Station₹5,000.00₹6,500.0024 hrs / 300 kmtsChottanikkara Temple
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Vavar Juma Masjid, Erumely
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple
Kochi Airport – Sabarimala – Kochi Airport₹6,000.00₹7,500.0024 hrs / 380 kmtsSree Mahadeva Temple, Manappuram, Aluva
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Vavar Juma Masjid, Erumely
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple
Kochi Airport – Sabarimala – Ernakulam₹5,500.00₹7,000.0024 hrs / 330 kmtsSree Mahadeva Temple, Manappuram, Aluva
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Vavar Juma Masjid, Erumely
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple
Kochi Airport – Guruvayoor – Sabarimala – Kochi Airport₹8,500.00₹10,000.002 days / 530 kmtsSree Mahadeva Temple, Manappuram, Aluva
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Vavar Juma Masjid, Erumely
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple
Kochi Airport – Guruvayoor – Sabarimala – Padmanabhaswamy Temple (TVM) – Kochi Airport₹13,000.00₹16,300.003 days / 900 kmtsSree Mahadeva Temple, Manappuram, Aluva
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Vavar Juma Masjid, Erumely
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple
Kochi Airport – Guruvayoor – Sabarimala – Padmanabhaswamy Temple (TVM) – TVM Airport₹12,250.00₹15,300.003 days / 850 kmtsSree Mahadeva Temple, Manappuram, Aluva
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Vavar Juma Masjid, Erumely
Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple

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