Sabarimala Virtual Q

What is Virtual Q? Virtual Q is a facility that has been introduced by Travancore Devaswom Board in an effort to streamline the flow of pilgrims coming to Sabarimala. It is an Online Portal for Devotees to book a slot on a separate Queue that is maintained by Kerala Police. Booking on...

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What do I carry on my Pilgrimage?

Here is a suggested list of items to carry on your pilgrimage to Sabarimala Vesti / Dhothi – 2 (Black, Blue or Saffron) T Shirt – 2-3 (dark colors) Shorts – 1 (Optional) Undergarments – 3 (these can to be washed and reused) Irumudi towel – 1 – for tying...

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The Shastha Temples

There are five important temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in the Western Ghats in Kerala, including the famous Sabarimala Shrine. It is believed that these temples were founded by Lord Parashurama. Dharma Shasta or Lord Ayyappa is represented in different stages of his life in these temples. Legend has it that Lord...

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Observing the Vratam for Sabarimala

Significance of Vratam The meaning of the Vratam is a “Vow” or “Resolution.” When you undertake the Vratam for your pilgrimage to Sabarimala, you are taking a vow or a resolution to perform a certain set of activities and a vow or resolution to not perform certain other types of...

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New Ayyappa Bhajan Book!

One of the signature aspects of all Ayyappa Samaaj events is the Ayyappa Samaaj Bhajan Book. The latest version of the Bhajan Book was released during the TATWAMASI event in 2015. Here are some of the highlights of the new bhajan book: Over 200 pages in color Large font, for...

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Harihara Putra Sahasranama with Meaning

The Harihara Putra Sahasranama Namaavali is a very powerful set of verses. Please find below the meaning of each of the nama in the Sahasranama. The divine song “Harivarasanam” or Hari Haratmaka Ashtakam is sung when the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple close for the day at night....

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