Panchatheertha Adi Parasakthi Devasthanam
Anchukuzhi, Erumeli, Kerala, India


 

Sabarimala Pilgrimage

 

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa


Bhootha Naathaya Vidmahe
Bhavaputhraaya Dheemahi
Thanno Saastha Prachodayaath



Devotees assemble by 5.30 PM at Panchikkavu temple (9.427989N, 76.536242E), Perunnai West, Changanacherry and the pilgrimage typically starts by 8.00PM. On the way there will be halts at various historic places including the following temple locations in this path. Total distance of 146 kilometers will be walked up in 6 to 7 days. Return is by car or other means of transport arranged by the individuals. Following is the default route. Very often route will be changed / optimised along the way at the discretion of Guru Swami based on various factors including weather and astrological significance.

Day

Date

Day

Locations

Day - 1

29-Nov-2016

Tuesday

Thengana - Mahadeva temple

Day - 2

30-Nov-2016

Wednesday

Kangazha - Mahadeva temple

Day - 3

01-Dec-2016

Thursday

Manimala - Ayyappa temple

Day - 4

02-Dec-2016

Friday

Anchukuzhi - Parasakthi temple - www.panchatheertha.org

Day - 5

03-Dec-2016

Saturday

Aanakkallu -

Day - 6

04-Dec-2016

Sunday

Karimala - Forest shelters if available

Day - 7

05-Dec-2016

Monday

Sabarimala sannidhanam


This pilgrimage is unique in that it makes you experience going back in time by a century.  This is a pure devotional trip with no luxuries. Hence keep no expectations and be prepared to embed yourself in the ecstasy of devotion.  People from all walks of life join this devotional trip. Here everyone is just another Ayyappa who is in search of Sayoojya.

To reach Panachikkavu Temple, from Changanacherry, travel via MC Road toward Tirvalla. After NSS Head Quarters, proceed towards Perunnai Subrahmanya temple. From the west gate of the temple, proceed towards Perumpuzhakkadavu. Panchikkavu temple comes about a kilometer later right next to Perunnai West Post office.

For people coming from far and wide, it is safer to book the return travel on December 11th, since routes and above schedule might be changed on the fly if needed.  Here is a check list that might be useful.  Frequently asked questions can be found here - FAQ. A quick snap shot of the trip in pictures can be seen here.

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