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Sanctity of the temple

temple-nada1 The main Pratishta of Sabarimala is Dharma Sasthavu, holding Chinmudra in meditating state as “Parabramha sworoopan”. The temple is situated in Sabaripeedam near the bank of Holy Pampa River. Upa devans are Ganapathi (Kannimoola ganapathy) Naga gods, Valiya kadutha swamy, Kochu kadutha swamy, Mala daivangal, Nava grahas, Karuppu swamy and Karuppai Amma. Malikapuram has importance almost in par with Sri Ayyappa. The temple in the poonkavanam of Sri Ayyappa is the classic proclamation of Adwaitha. Sabarimala enlightens the truth of “Ekavdhiteeyam Bramma” where the God, devotee, neighbor and all become one Ayyappa, the epitome of unity. The unique feature of the temple is the “Vavar nada” a worship point highlighting the social and secular texture of this holy land. Sri Ayyappa is a “brammachari” and it calls for special customs and practice. All pilgrims doing Darshan after 41 days Vratham is considered as Ayyappa or malikapuram. .
Sabarimala temple complex have Pampa Ganapathi temple, Nilakal Mahadeva temple and Palliyara Bhagavathi temple. The Nilakal Mahadeva temple and Palliyara Bhagavathi temple is as old as the Sastha temple and the gods are worshipped as the parents of Lord Ayyappa. Ganapathi temple at Pampa has Pampa Maha Ganapathi and Athi Ganapathi, (old ganapathy) sreekovil where the idol from the first Ganapathy temple is worshiped. Sabari peedam blessed with the footprint of Srirama has a temple of Sri Rama and Hanuman also. Millions of devotees making pilgrimage to Sabarimala worship in all the temples