Sabarimala Temple Tour Package 3 Nights/ 4 Days
The southern Indian state of Kerala, only 10 degrees above the equator, is a land of plenty steep mountains covered with tropical forests beautiful. The first people of this region, actions inherited Dravidian, have lived among the valleys and streams without rail howling in small tribal groups. Cultivating little, they hunted in the forests teeming, and their primary deity, Ayappa was a god to young forest. Various legends explain the birth of Ayappa (also known as Dharmasasta). It begins with Shiva errant mountain kingdoms of the Himalayas. There he sees a beautiful first and, overcome with desire, he is passionate love with her.
But the daughter is married to another man, a clan leader who dedicated tribal revenge on the god. The head of tribal clan retired to a cave of ice in high mountains and practice of austerities for a thousand years. For these austerities he won great psychic powers and will ultimately punish before Shiva. Size of Mt Kailash, Shiva sees the approach as head of tribal clan. The look of head of a demon clan and a terrible Shiva, overcome with fear, the appeal to the god Vishnu for help and protection. Vishnu manifests itself as a beautiful lady, seduces the clan chief demon, and destroyed. But on the other hand Shiva, again overcome with sexual desire, sees the radiant Miss (which is simply Vishnu in another form) and with her companions. Out of this union has called a baby Ayappa. Embodying the qualities of Vishnu and Shiva, Ayappa is an avatar (god in human form) supported the world to fight the demons of the hill tribes of Kerala. Shiva said the magic child of his Dharma-life (a life of service), and leaves on the bank of a mountain stream where it was discovered by a childless tribal king. Brought up by the king, Ayappa made many miracles, is a great healer and a defeate demons. After completing the purpose of his incarnation Ayappa entered the sanctuary inside the ancient temple on the sacred Mt Sabari and disappeared. During his legendary life, Ayappa has kept the company of tigers and leopards. The mystic living in the deep forests surrounding mountains Sabarimala have reported for a thousand years of seeing horseriding Ayappa by jungles on a majestic tiger.
The tomb of Sabarimala is one of the tombs more remote southern India but he still draws three to four million pilgrims every year. Before starting the promenade of multi-day mountain jungles to get to Sabarimala, pilgrims are preparing with 41 days of fasting, celibacy, of meditation and prayer rigorous. Finally arriving at the tomb, pilgrims wait in line for hours, even days, for one or two seconds before the image of Ayappa. After seeing the deity, many pilgrims will perform a vow called Shayan Pradikshanam. In the Malayalam language of Kerala, Shayan means that the "body" and Pradakshinam means "revolution," and Shayan Pradakshinam means "revolution with the body." This practice of devotion is made not only in Sabarimala but also in d other temples in Kerala.
The tomb of Sabarimala is open only once every several years: the festival Mandalam covering 41 days from 15 November to 26 December with Makaravilakku from 1 to January 14; on Vishu, the day of the vernal equinox in April; and for smaller festivals in May / June and August / September. The tomb, unlike many in southern India is open to people of all religious callings, and there is no restriction of caste during the pilgrimage. However, it does not allow women - unless they are younger than six or older than sixty - to come to Sabarimala. This is explained by reference to celibacy of Ayyappa and concern that it might be lured from his grave by a woman his age (though some readers find this somewhat sexist, they are aware that there is the Goddess individuals tombs in the south of India that men are forbidden to enter). He said that during periods of pilgrimage no tiger is found along the forest trails leading to Sabarimala. It is the power as the result of Ayappa explained above tigers. Other holy places linked to Ayappa are Kulattupuzha, Aryankavu, Accankovil and Kantamala. Additional Notes on SABARIMALA and AYYAPPA
The above information was taken from different books on the tomb of Sabarimala. After the release of these records on the Web site, I received the following from a reader of the website, Geetha Krishnan. This new material on the legend of Ayappa, is somewhat different than what I wrote. This kind of difference in the legend and myth is something quite common in the study of sacred places, and so I included two versions of the myth of Ayappa. Geetha Krishnan thank you to this alternative myth.
Shiva Vishnu does not mating after a tribal woman. It is said that Shiva gives an advantage to an asura (a devil), which allows it to reach just one in his head and drop it completely. The asura then thank him and wants to try an advantage over lord Shiva himself. In fear, Shiva short and invites Lord Vishnu for help. Lord Vishnu in the guise of the beautiful Mohini first, that literally means enchanting or seductress , the asura approach. She questioned about why he Shiva Hunting. The asura to indicate how he received this advantage and wanted to examine on Shiva himself. Mohini dupe the asura idiot by stating that the benefit was very inefficient and Shiva did not want it knew that. If he wanted, it could be on the look. The asura placed his hand on his head, believing, and it falls completely. Shiva is very grateful to Vishnu but is delighted by his female form. They Ayappa the child to meet the demigods 'claim for the saving of tormenting demon
Day 1 : Arrival at Cochin airport and meet our representative and proceed to Sabarimala via Pamba. Overnight at Sabarimala. Early Darshan, Ghee Offerings. Return.
Day 2 : Early morning Darshan and Poojas later departure to Chengannur. Darshan at Mahadeva temple, Chengannoor. (Chengannur Mahadevar Temple is one of the oldest and famous temple, situated in Allappuzha dist. (Kerala). It is a sprawling temple complex with a circular Sanctum. Lord Shiva and Parvathi Devi are the main investitures of this temple. Differing from other temples, there are two main Shrines in this temple. Lord Shiva facing East and Devi facing West. The main shrine is a conical copper plated one. Devi’s main Idol is made with an alloy of five metals (PANCHALOHAM). The Shivalingam, is covered with a gold plate bearing an image of Ardhanareeswara - or the Shiva-Shakti manifestation of Shiva.
Darshan Ettumanoor(The temple at Ettumanoor located in Kottayam, situated in Kerala, South India, is richly provided with a plethora of mural paintings and sculptures, which depict scenes from Ramayana, Bhagwata and other tales from Hindu Mythology. The Ezharaponnaana Ezhunallathu, is one festival, which is celebrated every year in the temple which witnesses the coming together of thousands of devotees to the Ettumanoor temple located in Kottayam, Kerala, South India. Vaikkom (This temple is said to have been built by Parasurama. The current structure dates back to the sixteenth century. Vast in construction, it is artistically very impressive. This temple has the tradition of feeding devotees on a mass scale.t is considered to be special to visit Vaikom, Ettumanoor and Kaduthrutti nearby on the same day) Arrival at Cochin and overnight at Cochin.
Day 3 : After breakfast proceed to Guruvayoor. Enroute visit Kodungallor temple and Athirapalli waterfalls. Arrival at Guruvayoor. Visit Elephant Sanctuary (The Devaswom maintains a unique elephant sanctuary, the only one of its kind in the World. It has 51 elephants now. These jumbos are the offerings of the devotees to the Lord. A large number of pilgrims and tourists visit this fascinating spot every day. In this vast compound, there are road facilities for pilgrims and tourists to go around.). Overnight at Guruvayoor.
Day 4 : After breakfast proceed to Cochin Airport.(Optional Sight seeing at cochin, if time permits)