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Sabarimala Ayyappa Packages from Bangalore - 5 Days

Sabarimala Ayyappa Packages from Bangalore
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Global World Tour & Travels introducing 4 nights/ 5 days Sabarimala Ayyappa Packages from Bangalore. Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage center located in the Western Ghats mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District in Kerala. Sree Ayyappa Temple is One of the Most Ancient Sastha Temples in the Country. Sabarimala Temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappan who meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi.

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How to reach Sabarimala from Bangalore

Chengannur railway station, which is located at a distance of about 90 km from Pamba, is the railway station nearest to Sabarimala. Chengannur is en route between Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam and hence is connected to all other important railheads in India. One can avail taxi services from Chengannur to Pamba.

Day 1
Day 01: Bangalore to Ernakulam by train

Assemble at Bangalore City railway station by 16:45 Hrs.

At 17:15 Hrs, departure by Train No. 16315 Kochuveli Express to Ernakulam. Overnight journey.

Day 2
Day 02: Arrive Ernakulam & Ernakulam to Pamba by road

04:40 Hrs, arrival at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station. Pick up from station and transfer by road to Nilakkal. Visit Erumely enroute. Nilakkal to Pamba by Govt bus (by own means). 14:30 Hrs, arrival at Pamba. Proceed to Sabarimala Sannidanam by walk (4 to 5 kms from Pamba). Overnight at Sannidanam. Common resting facility (Viri) with other pilgrims.

Day 3
Day 03: Sabarimala Darshan

03:00 Hrs Morning Abhishekham. Later by 07:00 Hrs depart to Pamba. 10:00 Hrs, arrival at Pamba. Pamba to Nilakkal by Govt Bus by own means. 11:00 Hrs Departure from Nilakkal. 16:00 Hrs, visit Vaikom Mahadeva temple. 19:00 Hrs, visit Chottanikkara. Night stay.

Day 4
Day 04: Chottanikkara - Guruvayoor - Trissur Railway station drop

06:00 Hrs, proceed to Guruvayoor. Visit Kodungalloor temple enroute. 12:00 Hrs reach Gurvayoor. Visit Guruvayoor temple, Aanakotta. 20:30 Hrs, drop at Trissur Railway station. 22:00 Hrs, board train No. 16316 Bangalore Express. Overnight journey.

Day 5
Day 05: Reach Bangalore

Arrival at Bangalore City Railway Station by 08:35 Hrs. Tour Ends.

Package Inclusions

  • Onward & Return train tickets in Sleeper Class by Train No.16315/16.
  • Common resting facility- “Viri” at Sannidanam.
  • Hall accommodation shared with other pilgrims at Chottanikkara.
  • Road Transportation by Non A/C vehicle on sharing basis. Category of vehicle will be decided as per the group size.

Package Exclusions

  • Any portage at hotels, tips, mineral water, telephone charges, laundry and all items of personal nature.
  • Fresh Up facility at railway station.
  • Transfers from Nilakkal to Pamba & back.
  • Any Still / Video Camera fees, entrance fees for monuments and any activities suggested in the itinerary are chargeable direct.
  • Any / en route meals, sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any service not specified in inclusions.

Sabarimala Temple TREK ROUTES Details

There are three routes to Sabarimala (0929 North 7706 East) -

(a) The Erumeli route :- Most Tough, most arduous and the pilgrims cover about 61 km on foot through forest and hill track.The Erumeli route was used by Ayyappan himself during his forest expedition to kill Mahishi is described here.Erumeli is about 56 km from Kottayam. There are shrines for Lord Dharmasastha and Vavar Swamy (the Muslim lieutenant of Lord Ayyappa). The first timers to Sabarimala, called Kanniswamy, perform pettatullal. Pettatullal is painting the face with colours and dancing with wooden weapons to make one look odd.

(b) The Vandiperiyar route :- The Vandiperiyar route starts at 94.4 km stone on the Kotayam - Kumili road. The Sannidhanam is about 12.8 km from here.

(c) The Chalakayam route :- Chalakayam route is the easiest of all. Chalakayam is near Pampa river. Sannidhanam is just 8 km from here.

The people had to walk from Erumeli to Sabarimala via Peroorthodu, Kottapadi, Kaalaketti, Azhhuthamedu, Kallidaamkunnu, Inchipaarakotta, Karimala, Valiyaanavattam, Cheriyaanavattam, Pamapa, Neelimala, Appachimedu, Sabareepeedom, and Saramkuthi through the forest.

Another path was also used by people to reach Sannidhanam. That was from Kumily through Changara Estate, Uppupaara and Paandithavalam, but it was the route from Erumeli that people used regularly.

 

Menstruating Females are not Allowed in Temple

Females who menstruate (usually between the ages of approximately 12 and 50) are not allowed to enter the temple, since the story attributed to Ayyappa prohibits the entry of the women in the menstrual age group. This is because Ayyappan is a Bramhachari (celibate).

 

Sabrirnala Temple Opening Time

The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately 15 November to 26 December), Makaravilakku or "Makar Sankranti" (14 January) and Maha Vishuva Sankranti (14 April), and the first five days of each Malayalam month.

 

Trek to Shabrimala temple

Hundreds of devotees still follow the traditional mountainous forest path (approximately 61 km) from Erumely,12.8 km from Vandiperiyar and 8 km from Chalakayam, believed to be taken by Ayyappa himself.

The Erumely route starts from Erumely to Aludha river, then crosses the Aludha mountain to reach Karivilam thodu. Now comes the sacred Karimala crossing, from there to Cheriyanavattom, Valliyanavattom and finally Pamba River. Then they have to climb neelimala and enter into the ganesh bettam, shreerama betta padam. Then comes the Aranmula kottaram, which is one of the halt place of holy journey 'thiruvabharana ghoshayatra'.

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