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 / optimized along the way at the discretion of Guru Swami based on various factors including weather and astrological significance.

Day
Date
Day
Locations
Day - 1
20-Nov-2018
Tuesday
Thengana - Mahadeva temple
Day - 2
21-Nov-2018
Wednesday
Kangazha - Mahadeva temple
Day - 3
22-Nov-2018 Thursday
Manimala - Ayyappa temple
Day - 4
23-Nov-2018 Friday
Anchukuzhi - Parasakthi temple - www.panchatheertha.org
Day - 5
24-Nov-2018 Saturday
Aanakkallu -
Day - 6
25-Nov-2018 Sunday
Karimala - Forest shelters if available
Day - 7
26-Nov-2018 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 every one 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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