Sabarimala Temple

http://sabarimala.kerala.gov.in/

official website of government of kerala

Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Sabarimala

Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is situated on a hilltop (about 3000 feet above sea level) named Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district, which is unique in many respects. The uniqueness gathers its voice, as the temple is open to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. There is a place near the temple; east to Sannidhanam, dedicated to the Vavar (a sufi and friend of Lord Ayyappa) which is called 'Vavarunada', an epitome of religious harmony. Another interesting fact is that it is not open throughout the year. It is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja, Makaravilakku and Chitra Vishu. It is said that the pilgrims have to follow fasting for 41 days to cleanse their minds before going to Sabarimala. The journey to the temple is to be taken through difficult paths in the forest as the vehicles can go only up to Pampa. 

 Important Telephone Numbers

Office

Sabarimala
(Code: 04735)

Pamba
(Code: 04735)

Special Commissioner 202015  
Devaswom Commissioner 202004  
Excise Commissioner 202203 203332
District Collector camp 202336 202218
Executive Offcier 202026  
Devaswom A.O 202038 203442
Information Officer 202048 202339
Accomodation Offcier 202049  
Toll gate Chalakkayam   203522
Duty magistrate 202013 203336
Sanitation Office   203316
Forest IB 202076  
Ayyappa Seva Sangam 202043 203407
Pamba Railway Enquiry Counter   203605
Railway- Kottayam
Chengannur
  0481-2563535
0479-2452340

Devaswom Information Centre
202048 203339
Nilackal Govt. Hospital
Helpline( Ambulance)
1298
1298
Ayurveda Hospital 202102 202536
Government Hospital 202101 203318
Police Station 202014 203412
Police Control Room 202016 203386
Special Officer Police 
202029 203523
KSRTC   203445
KSEB 202024 202424
NSS Hospital 202010  
Guest House 202056 202341
SAHAS Hospital 202080 203350
Sabarimala Sanitation Society   202336
District Collector   203336
District Information Officer   0468-2222657
Chalakkayam Toll Gate   203522
Post Office 202130 203330
Telephone Exchange 202000 203398
Telecom Centre 202836 203433
Water Authority G. House (KWA) 202111 202360
Fire Force 
202033 202333
Petrol Pump   202346
Safe Zone Helpline

09400044991  09656501818

 

Distance Chart

There are four main approches the Sabarimala Sabarimala Sastha Temple

1. Kottayam to pamba (via) Erumeli and from Pamba to Sabarimala (by foot) 136 kilometers. Kottayam to Pamba (via) Manimala and there to sabarimala 116 Kilometers.

2. Erumeli to Sabarimala (via) Kalaketty, Azhutha, Inchipra, Karimala, Pampa- 45 kiliometers(traditional route by walking).

3. Vandiperiyar to Mount estate by vehicle and there by waling to sabarimala

4. Climb down sabarimala is Vandiperiyar to Kozhikanam 15 kilometers. Kozhikanam to Uppupara 10 kilometers, Uppupara to Sabarimala 3.5 Kilometers (climb doen on foot). Nearst railway stations are kottayam and Chengannur.

Route Distance
Erumeli to Pamba 80 km
Kottayam to Erumeli (via) Kanjirapally 55 km
Kottayam to Erumeli (via) Manimala 54 km
Kottayam to Pamba (via) Manimala 116km
Kottayam to Pamba (via) Thiruvalla (Kozhencherry, Vadasserikkara ) 119 km
Kottayam to Pamba (via) Thiruvalla 123 km
Chengannur to Pamba 93 Km
Ernakulam to Pamba (via) Kottayam 200 km
Allappy to Pamba (via) Ac Road 137 km
Punalur to Pamba 101 km
Pathanathitta to pamba 65 km
Thiruvananthapuram to Pamba 180 km
Ernakulam to Erumeli (via) Vaikkam, Pala, Ponkunnam 121km

Accomodation

ACCOMODATION AT SANNIDHANAM AND PAMBA

The multistoried pilgrim complex is located adjacent to Nadapanthal. There are a few pilgrim shed on the northern side of Pandythavalam and beyond Pandythavalam. Beyond this area a series of public latrines are provided. There is a Government hospital and Ayurvedic Hospital functioning during festival seasons on the south eastern side near the Nadapanthal. Near Malikappuram temple complex there is a dispensary run by NSS. Near the Donor Complex there is a telephone exchange and public hall office with STD facilities.

Guest House

Rate/Room (in Rs.)

Phone

Accommodation Officer/ Guest House Manager

PALAZHI (DH I)

350

04735-202049

SOPANAM (DH II)

350

04735-202049

MANIKANTAN (DH III)

325

04735-202049

CHINMUDRA (DH IV)

325

04735-202049

SIVASAKTHI (DH V)

525  - 975

04735-202049

TEJASWINI (DH VI)

525

04735-202049

SREEMATHA (DH VII)

525

04735-202049

PRANAVAM (PC I)

325

04735-202049

SAHYADRI (PC II)

325

04735-202049

KAILAS (PC III)

200

04735-202049

GKD Hall

900

04735-202049

Poorna, Pushkala Hall

1275

04735-202049

Sabari Guest House

2 bed

3 bed

4 bed

 

1000

1500

2000

04735-202056

Forest IB Sabarimala

200/ bed +

50 / each additional

04735-202074 / 75

Forest Dormitory

80 / bed

04735-202074 / 75

Opening & Closing Days of Sabarimala 2012-13

 

    Opening 5.30pm Closing 10.00pm
1 Mandalapooja Maholsavam(1188) 15/11/2012 26/12/2012
2 Makaravilakku Festival 30/12/2012 20/01/2013 7.00am
3 Makaravilakku day 14/01/2013  
4 Monthly Pooja (Kumbham) 12/02/2013 17/02/2013
5 Monthly  Pooja (Meenam) 14/03/2013 19/03/2013
6 Ulsavam 17/03/2013 27/03/2013
7 Kodiyettu 18/03/2013  
8 Painkuni Uthram & Arattu 27/03/2013  
9 Medavishu Festival 10/04/2013 18/04/2013
10 Medavishu 14/04/2013  
11 Monthly Pooja (Edavam) 14/05/2013 19/05/2013
12 Idol Installation Day 20/05/2013 21/05/2013
13 Monthly Pooja (Midhunam) 14/06/2013 19/06/2013
14 Monthly Pooja (Karkkidakam) 16/07/2013 21/07/2013
15 Monthly Pooja (Chingam) 16/08/2013 21/08/2013
16 Onam 14/09/2013 18/09/2013
17 Monthly Pooja (Kanni) 16/09/2013 21/09/2013
18 Monthly Pooja (Thulam) 16/10/2013 21/10/2013
19 Sree Chithra Attathirunal 01/11/2013 02/11/2013
20 Mandalapooja Maholsavam (1188) 15/11/2013 26/12/2013
21 Mandalapooja 26/12/2013  
22 Thirunada opens for Makaravilakku 30/12/2013  

Next Makaravilakku date – 14/01/2014

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