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About Sabarimala

Sabarimala is located in the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala and is home to Lord Ayappa. Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is among the most prominent and famous temples in the world. It welcomes tourists from around the world for the purification of the soul.
I had no problem while staying in Sabarimala for a week. It was truly a divine experience, and this guide really helps out first-timers to learn about the place.
Herman K Wilkins

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Sabarimala Special Pooja's

Join the holy spiritual experience with thousands of other visitors who gather every day to engage in a life-changing experience.

Neyyabhishekam

Be present at the morning prayers to start your day with positivity.

Ashtabhishekam

Learn about the spiritual addressing of Lord Ayyapa by the priests in Ashtabhishekam.

Padi Pooja

Take part in the prayers happening every day before the meals to eat healthily.

Kalabhabhishekam

Channel your artistic energy into practice with the blessings of Lord Ayappa in the evening prayers.

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India’s Solar Power Implementation

India is a country that not only holds many beautiful and sacred symbols and artifacts of its culture but also is home to 17.5 percent of the entire human population. That being said with a population of 1.3 billion people that is continuously increasing, all corners of the country from small businesses to the government and those who care for & preserve the Sabarimala Temple and the temple complex inside the Preyar Tiger Preserve are looking to solar power to power their businesses and communities. In fact, India is known to have the cheapest solar power and many companies worldwide bid to help the ongoing solar power infrastructure implementation and conversion.

 

Solar Power – India’s Lowest Priced Fuel Options

 

The Indian government is fully behind the implementation of solar power throughout the country. Working with international solar power contractors like Renewable Energy Services, Inc.,  and many other solar power companies, India is looking to convert as much of their power usage as possible to that of solar power. Because solar power has entered a new global era, we have seen falling solar prices and what was once an expensive eco-friendly option has now transformed into one of the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly was to power communities, businesses, and residential structures. Because of this amazing power opportunity, India was once only able to power 85% of the population up to 2016, meaning over 200 million people were not connected to the country’s micro-grid, and had to find their own means of power.

With the government fully backing solar power conversion for the entire country, they continue to utilize micro-grids to help build the infrastructure slowly but surely.

 

What is A Micro-Grid?

 

A microgrid is a small version of a power grid that can be utilized to provide power to regions that have no central power grid. By utilizing microgrids with diesel generators you are able to power small commercial facilities, businesses, farms, villages, the temple complex where the Sabarimala Temple is located, and many more remote places. India is definitely on the map to be the country that relies mostly on solar power to provide residents with power sources. And that means the entire population and not the mere 85% that once was the norm. As more and more solar power contractors bid to help provide the growing solar infrastructure, the government still maintains that the cost of solar even with financing and installation contracts proves to be the best energy alternative when compared to any other competeing fossil fuel. Not to mention the fact that it is also an environmentally friendly option and will only help to aid in global warming and pollution of our precious Earth.

Ayyappan The God

Ayyappan The God

In this guide, I am going to be talking about Ayyappan, who is a Hindu deity, or a Hindu God. This particular God is actually very popular in the south Indian state of Kerala. Lord Ayyappa is actually considered to be the wonderful union of Lord Vishnu and Shiva. Even though the worship of Ayyappa was prevalent all across the world, the early ages of expansion of Christianity and also the mediaeval expansionism of Islam ended up confining the worship of this particular Lord, to the southern regions of India.

Lord Ayyappa is also considered to be the ruler of the universe, and she meditates alongside Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. He is considered to be the epitome of all kinds of dharma, truth and righteousness as well. He is often called upon to obliterate all kinds of evil. The worship of this Lord has become incredibly popular in the state of Kerala, by all members of the communities and Tamil Nadu as well. The God is also considered one of the most powerful and revert gods in all of Hindu traditions.

Ayyappan

 

Swami Ayyappan is affiliated with Hinduism and Sabarimala is his aboard. His weapons are bow and arrow and a sword. His symbols or bell, bow and arrow. He mounts a tigress, an elephant and a horse. His parents are said to be Lord Shiva and Mohini.

It has also been mentioned in a lot of Scriptures that he was worshipped by all kinds of Devas in Hindu traditions. Even though the devotion to Ayyappan has been very prevalent in the world, the rest of South India made it really popular in the late 20th century.

The iconography of Ayyappan actually depicts him as a very handsome celibate Brahmachari God who is doing yoga and also is the epitome of dharma. He wears a bell around his neck. In the Hindu pantheon, his legends are very recent, but very diverse as well. He is honoured by Muslims in the state of Kerala, with legends where Ayyappa defeats and also gains the worship of the Muslim brigand vavar. In the tradition of Hinduism, which is popular in the Western Ghats of India, he was born with the powers of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, in order to confront and also defeat the Shapeshifting evil buffalo Mahishi. He was then raised by a childless royal couple, and he grows up as a warrior Yogi champion of all kinds of ethical and Dharmic living.

In the entire South Indian version, Ayyappan images have actually shown him riding a tigress, but in some places in Sri Lanka, he has been shown riding a white elephant, which is very rare.

The Entry Of Women Into The Sabarimala Temple

Sabarimala Temple

The Sabarimala Temple is a temple that is located in Kerala, in India. Women who are in their reproductive age are actually not permitted to enter or even worship here, because of a ban which was laid out in the year 1991. This ban is said out of respect to the celibate nature of the God or a deity who is an underage teenager mail, in this temple. The Kerala High Court judgement had actually legalised this particular interpretation and ended up prohibiting women from entering the women since they are 1991. In the month of September in 2018, a judgement of the Supreme Court of India actually ruled that all Hindu pilgrims, regardless of their gender, can actually enter this particular temple. The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court said that any exception placed on women because of their biological differences would actually violate the Constitution.

I feel the above ban was definitely sexist and very backward of the people. I feel that human beings are allowed to worship whichever God they want to. It is all about the most basic rights of human beings. Continually, the ban actually violates the right to equality under the article 14 and also freedom of religion under the article 25. It was in clear violation of a lot of things in the Indian Constitution and the articles under it. This particular verdict led to a lot of protests by millions of Ayyappa devotees. A lot of devotees ended up opposing the verdict. 10 women, who were mostly leftist activists from Kerala itself actually attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple, despite threats of all kinds of physical assault against them, but they failed to reach the sanctum sanctorum. Two women activists, defying the protests who belonged to the previously barred age group actually entered the temple through the rear gate, after successfully hiding their identity by making use of camouflaging attires on the second day of January in 2019 with the help of the state police. This illicit action was actually brought to the notice of the priest of the temple and the authorities. They actually ended up closing the temple for purification.

There are actually a lot of legends that exist when it comes to the God Ayyappa and how the temple actually came into existence. According to one of them, the God of the Sabarimala temple is a celibate being. When he defeated the evil demoness Mahushasuri, she actually turned into a beautiful woman. She had been cursed to live the life of a demoness, until the child is born out of the union of Shiva and Vishnu defeated her in battle. Ayyappan, being the abandoned son of Mohini and Shiva who is also an incarnation of Vishnu, could actually set her free after defeating her in battle. She proposed marriage to him, but he refused to say that he was going to live the life of a celibate.