Kerala is called Land of temples. Perhaps the best known pilgrimage destination in Kerala is Sabarimala, high up in the Sahyadri Mountains (Western Ghats) and known as one of the best temples in South India. Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha Temples.
It is believed that “Parasurama Maharshi” who retrieved Kerala from the sea by throwing his axe, installed the idol of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala to worship Lord Ayyappa. Sabarimala Temple is one the most famous temples in India and determined as the most powerful among the temples in kerala.
Importance of Sabarimala Temple
Another importance which is more relevant these days is the oneness of diverse religious beliefs. It is one temple in the world, with doors open to all, whatever be their beliefs. The triumvirate of Ayyappa, a Hindu; Vavar, a Muslim and Kochu Thomman, a Christian speaks volumes for this factual truth. It is here that Sabarimala temple becomes more of a reality than a myth.
Sabarimala Temple is visited by millions of piligrims in the month of December and January. Divya Jyothi Darshanam in Sabarimala Temple is one of the prominent days in which every piligrim want to visit.