Pick Up Points

Kottayam Railway Station,  Alappauzha Railway Station,  Ernakulam Railway Station,  Aluva Railway Station,  Thrissur Railway Station,   Changannur Railway Station,   Changanachari Railway Station

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.

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SABARIMALA PACKAGE

( 1 )Kochi Airport - Sabarimala - Kochi Airport

Day 01 : Pick Up from Kochi Airport On the way, visits to Vaikom Temple, Ettumanoor Temple, Erumeli Temple can also be made and finally drop at final destination, Pamba. After reaching Pamba, you can have a 1 hour trekking to reach the temple to have Darshan.

Day 02 : ( Darshan at The Sannidhanam depends upon the rush over there.) Early morning after the Darshan you can reach Pamba around 9.30 am and proceed to Cochin. Drop at Cochin Railway station.

prasanthi Cabs
Vehicle
Capacity
Rate
Indigo/Dzire/Logan
4 Persons
6000
Enjoy/Ertiga
6 Persons
7000
Lodgy
7 Persons
7500
Tavera/Xylo
6 Persons
7500
Innova
7 Persons
8500
Tempo Traveller (10 Seater)
10 Persons
10000
Tempo Traveller (12 Seater)
12 Persons
11500
Tempo Traveller (17 Seater)
17 Persons
14000
Tempo Traveller (20 Seater)
20 Persons
16000
Tempo Traveller (26 Seater)
26 Persons
17500
Bus (35 Seater)
35 Persons
25000
Bus (49 Seater)
49 Persons
28000

( 2 )Ernakulam - Sabarimala - Ernakulam

Day 01 :Arrival at Cochin Railway Station, Proceed to Sabarimala. On the way, visits to Chottanikara Temple, Vaikom Temple, Ettumanoor Temple, Erumeli Temple can also be made and finally drop at final destination, Pamba. After reaching Pamba, you can have a 1 hour trekking to reach the temple to have Darshan.

Day 02 : ( Darshan at The Sannidhanam depends upon the rush over there.) Early morning after the Darshan you can reach Pamba around 9.30 am and proceed to Cochin. Drop at Cochin Railway station.

prasanthi Cabs
Vehicle
Capacity
Rate
Indigo/Dzire/Logan
4 Persons
6000
Enjoy/Ertiga
6 Persons
7000
Lodgy
7 Persons
7500
Tavera/Xylo
6 Persons
7500
Innova
7 Persons
8500
Tempo Traveller (10 Seater)
10 Persons
10000
Tempo Traveller (12 Seater)
12 Persons
11500
Tempo Traveller (17 Seater)
17 Persons
14000
Tempo Traveller (20 Seater)
20 Persons
16000
Tempo Traveller (26 Seater)
26 Persons
17500
Bus (35 Seater)
35 Persons
25000
Bus (49 Seater)
49 Persons
28000
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( 3 )Thrissur - Sabarimala - Cochin

Enroute Pandalam - Chottanikkara

Day 01 : Arrival at Thrissur Railway Station, Proceed to Guruvayur then Sabarimala. On the way, visits to Kodungaloore bagavathy Temple, Chottanikara Temple, Vaikom Temple, Ettumanoor Temple, Erumeli Temple can also be made and finally drop at final destination, Pamba. After reaching Pamba, you can have a 1 hour trekking to reach the temple to have Darshan.

Day 02 : ( Darshan at The Sannidhanam depends upon the rush over there.) Early morning after the Darshan you can reach Pamba around 9.30 am and proceed to Cochin. Drop at Cochin Railway station.

prasanthi Cabs
Vehicle
Capacity
Rate
Indigo/Dzire/Logan
4 Persons
6800
Enjoy/Ertiga
5 Persons
6800
Lodgy
7 Persons
8700
Tavera/Xylo
7 Persons
8800
Innova
7 Persons
9500
Tempo Traveller (10 Seater)
10 Persons
10500
Tempo Traveller (12 Seater)
12 Persons
12000
Tempo Traveller (17 Seater)
17 Persons
14500
Tempo Traveller (20 Seater)
20 Persons
16500
Tempo Traveller (26 Seater)
26 Persons
18500
Bus (35 Seater)
35 Persons
29000
Bus (49 Seater)
49 Persons
34500

Sabarimala Pilgrim Package Includes:-

  • Meet and assistance
  • Vehicles from Cochin-Sabarimala-Cochin
  • One night accommodation at Cochin hotel on arrival and wash and change facility on departure date (4 hrs)
  • Traditional materials for "Kettunera" (Pooja Kit) with cloth bag
  • 2 black dhotis, 3 Kerala towels, and 2 single bed sheets
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Ayyappa Devotees visiting the Sabarimala Temple carry the Irumudi – a specially designed bag with two compartments. This ceremony is referred as Kettunira or Palli Kettu. The front portion of the bag is meant for keeping the puja articles and other offerings to the deities at Sabarimala. The other compartment is meant for holding the personal belongings. But nowadays both the compartments are filled with puja items. Earlier, the journey used to be of two to three days and therefore people used to carry provisions in the second compartment.
While buying the bag, make sure that it has enough space and can hold the puja items. The 'kettunira' ceremony is done on the day of the pilgrimage. It is conducted usually in one's own home or at a nearby temple. How to prepare the ghee-filled coconut? Take a small or medium sized ripe coconut. Polish the shell. Pierce a hole through anyone of the eye of the coconut. Drain the water and leave it to dry. (This should be done a few hours before the kettunira ceremony) After praying to Lord Ganesha and to Ayyappa, it is time to fill the 'mudra' coconut with ghee. This ghee-filled coconut is the main offering to Lord Ayyappa. This should be done by the devotee visiting the shrine by chanting 'Swami Sharanam.' After completely filling the coconut with fresh ghee, the opening of the coconut is corked and sealed using wax or other seals. Filling the Front portion of the Bag Rice is taken with both hands and is dropped into the front compartment of the Irumudi. This is done three times. Some devotees put the first rice along with a betel leaf. Family members can also fill rice in the front portion. The ghee-filled coconut is then placed on top of the rice in the front compartment. Coins, money, betel leaves and arecanut are also placed on top of the rice.
Other puja articles are separately wrapped and placed in the compartment this include – camphor, incense sticks, rose water, jaggery, sandal paste, vibhuthi. Filling the Rear portion of the Bag Two coconuts – one for breaking at the time of climbing the sacred 18 steps and another for breaking while coming out of the shrine. Malar, avil, turmeric powder, and kumkum are separately packed and kept for Malikappurathamma in the rear portion. Pepper is taken in this compartment of Vavar Swami. If you want to fill the rear portion of the bag with personal items then these above mentioned puja items too can be filled in the front portion. Once the Irumudi is filled, it symbolically represents the deity and it is held reverentially and is not kept on the ground. Usually it is placed on a sheet or wollen rug. If the journey is for more than one day, Pujas are done in the morning and evening on the Irumudi. While walking, the Irumudi is balanced on the head.

OPENING AND CLOSING DAYS OF SABARIMALA TEMPLE

Opening 5.30PM
Closing 10.00PM
1
Mandala Pooja Maholsavam 1189ME
16/11/2019
27/12/2019
2
Makaravilakku Festival 1189 ME
30/12/2019
20/01/2019
3
Makaravilakku day
15/01/2020
4
Monthly Pooja ( Kumbham)
12/02/2019
17/02/2019
5
Monthly Pooja ( Meenam)
14/03/2019
19/03/2019
6
Ulsavam
11/03/2019
21/03/2019
7
Kodiyettu
12/03/2019
8
Painkuni Uthram & Arattu
21/03/2019
9
Meda Vishu Festival
11/04/2019
19/04/2019
10
Meda vishu
15/04/2019
11
Monthly Pooja ( Edavam)
14/05/2019
19/05/2019
12
Idol Installation day
11/06/2019
12/06/2019
13
Monthly Pooja ( Midhunam)
15/06/2019
20/06/2019
14
Monthly Pooja ( Karkkidakam)
16/07/2019
21/07/2019
15
Monthly Pooja ( Chingam 1190 ME)
16/08/2019
21/08/2019
16
Onam
19/09/2019
13/09/2019
17
Monthly Pooja ( Kanni)
16/09/2019
21/09/2019
18
Monthly pooja ( Thulam)
17/10/2019
22/10/2019
19
Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal
26/10/2019
37/10/2019
20
Madalapooja Maholsavam 1190 ME
16/11/2019
27/12/2019
21
Mandala Pooja
27/12/2019
22
Thirunada opens for Makaravilakku
30/12/2019
20/01/2020
23
Next Makaravilakku Day
15/01/2020