The Sabarimala temple festival in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta District in Preunad grama is celebrated with an annual pilgrimage. This holy pilgrimage occurs from November to January and takes place atop the Sahayadri Mountains in the Sabarimala Mandir.
Invoking the lord by intoning Saranam Ayyappa brings the hills alive The idol is adorned with precious jewels from Melshanthi and Thandri. This is then followed by the Maha Aarthi. Primary rituals take place during Makara Sankrathi and conclude during the Mandalam Pilgrimage.
Benefits of Worshipping Annapurna
The benefit of worshipping Mother Annapurna is to get out of poverty. The mother Annapurna is the provider of food and all earthly belonging and is also worshipped for prosperity.
Places dedicated to the Lord
Sabarimala in Kerala is dedicated to Swami Ayyappa where pilgrims flock in during the Mandala season. Other temples devoted to Lord Ayyappan include Aryankavu Sree Sasta Kovil and Ponnambala Medu Sasta Kovil. The Kanchi Kamakshi temple in Tamil Nadu is another holy site, dedicated to Ayyappa. Holy places in Chennai where this revered deity is venerated are Annanagar Ayyappan temple and Mahalingapuram Ayyappan temple. Regions in Tamil Nadu’s Southern District where Ayyappa is worshipped are Sorimuthu Ayyanar temple and Tirunelveli.