Vishu Cultural Event 2017

“With Swami Ayyappa’s blessings, we were able to put on @[1452680114744475:844:Apr.1 Ayyappa Samaaj Vishu Ugadi New Year Cultural Program]. @[517609914935098:274:Ayyappa Samaaj] is happy to have hosted this cultural event where we are able to bring the community together, provide a venue for our youngsters to perform. Thank you @[153766068153576:274:Sangeetha Restaurants]...

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Vishu 2017

“Ayyappa Samaaj organized a wonderful Puja for Swami Ayyappa as part of the Vishu – Ugadi – New Year 2017 celebrations on Saturday, April 15, 2017. For more details on upcoming events, please subscribe to @[517609914935098:274:Ayyappa Samaaj] Facebook page and the email list via www.ayyappasamaaj.org” From Vishu – Ugadi –...

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Shastha Preethi

Sastha Preethi, as the name suggests, is the worship of Sree Dharma Sastha for the blessing of his divine grace. Lord Sasta, also popularly known as Lord Ayyappa is known to be the offspring of Shiva and Vishnu (as Mohini, in his female form). The most famous and well known...

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How Ayyappa Samaaj Started….

The Ayyappa Shrine in Sabarimala is one of the most revered  Hindu shrines in  India. Devotees of Swami Ayyappan exemplify the concept of universal brotherhood; belonging to different regions, religions, economic and social statuses yet knit together closely into a community that is solely committed to the service of our...

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Ambalapuzha and Alangad Pettai

Petta Thullal is the ritualistic sacred dance to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is believed that this dance is a celebration of the killing of demon princess Mahishi by Swami Ayyappan. The most important day in Petta Thullal is on 27th Dhanu (around January 10) when the Petta...

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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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