8 Top Things About Sabarimala Ayyappa Idol
• Ayyappa is one among the most popular God of
• The Lord Ayyappa, was born from the union of Lord
Shiva and Lord Vishnu ( Mohini), he is also called as
• There are many peculiarities attributed to Ayyappa
• Sabarimala is considered as the abode of Ayyappa. It
is an important pilgrim center.
What Ayyappa idol symbolizes?
The significance of placing Ayyappa
Idol in your Pooja Room.
• Ayyappa seated in yogic posture assures you a blissful
• Ayyappa idol is a source of positive energy.
• Annihilates negative vibe and brings a new vigour to
• Ayyappa is a guardian, worshipping him regularly
gives protection to the family and all ventures.
Things to follow while going to
Sabarimala Ayyappa Darshan.
• Men of all age group can go to Sabarimala. Sabarimala is not open
to all. Only women below the age of 10 and above the age of 50
• A real devotee who observes 41 days of fast only can climb and
experience the utmost spiritual fulfilment
• The location of Ayyappan’s abode on top of the hill which has a
rough terrain can be conquered only by a strong spirit attained by
• Devotion, sincerity , strong will, purity, self-realisation , self-
control are the main morales the worship of Ayyappan inculcates.
Few interesting facts one should
know about Sabarimala.
18 Holy Steps (Pathinettam Padi)
and its significanc
The 18 steps that lead to Ayyappa shrine is considered as most sacred. The
steps are a symbolic representation of several significant elements.
• The first five steps indicate five senses.
• The next eight steps indicate eight ragas
• Next three steps stand for ThriGunas
• Last two steps represent vidya and avidya.
It is considered that after climbing all the 18 steps , one detaches from
worldly desires. There are other thoughts related to the significance of 18
Before arriving at Sabarimala temple
in Kerala, devotees visit a mosque
• The secular idea behind the worship of Ayyappan is very interesting .
• The devotees before reaching the hills have to pray and get blessings
of Vavar from his mosque .
• The vital role of the mosque is the secular aspect of Sabarimala
pilgrimage , There is a shrine dedicated to Vaavar , next to the main
shrine of Ayyappa.
• Vaavar is considered as a close friend of Ayyappan , who helped him
on his mission to annihilate the Mahishi, a demoness.
Why Ayyappa Devotees Wear Black
Dress to Sabarimala Ayyappa
• The usual dress code of Ayyappa
devotees are black and dark blue
shirt /upper garment and saffron
• It is symbolic to the controlled
mind during the period of
Vratham, that is observed before
climbing the hills to reach the
One Among The Top 10 Pilgrimage
Centers In India
• Sabarimala is a hill of
devotion, which emits positive
• Sabarimala is the most
popular pilgrim center in
South India, which is visited
by 100 million pilgrims every