Kerala - God’s Own Country is generally associated with backwaters and beaches and it hardly comes to mind when we think of it as a pilgrimage destination. But it is home to various important places of religious interest and Sabarimala is one of the popular pilgrimages sites in Kerala. The temple at Sabarimala is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.
The legend has it that Sabarimala is the place where Lord Ayyappa meditated after killing the powerful demon, Mahishi. The temple here is located at an altitude of 914 m above sea level in the Sahyadri Mountains of the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by hills and dense forests. The Sabarimala Temple is the most prominent of all the Sastha Temples in India. The temple is a 4 km trek from Pamba, the last road head. It is said that since Lord A + more about Sabarimala