Sabarimala Temple Kerala located in the Pathanamthitta district surrounded by the Sahyadri ranges in the state of Kerala. Sabarimala Temple Kerala, one of the most famous Hindu temples in South India. Thousands and thousands of devotees visit this temple every year. There is a place called Pampa at a distance of 175 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. One has to travel on foot from Pampa to Sabarimala. This route is five kilometers long. Hindu celibate Ayyappan is the deity of the Sabarimala Temple. The Periyar Tiger Reserve has a dense forest around the Sabarimala Temple.
Sabarimala is a confluence of Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, and other traditions. ‘Sabarimala’ in Malayalam means ‘mountain’. There is a temple in each of the hills located around Sabarimala, to see which people from all corners of the country come here.
Lord Ayyappa believed to be the son of Lord Shankar and Mohini. Lord Vishnu called Hari and Shiva called Har, hence Lord Ayyappa also known as Harihara on this basis. It believed that the Sabarimala temple built thousands of years ago by King Rajasekhar. King Rajasekhara met Lord Ayyappa in child form on the banks of the Pampa River and brought him to his palace.
After this, the queen gave birth to a son in the palace, but since the king considered Lord Ayyappa as his son, he first wanted to hand over the kingdom to Ayyappa, but the queen did not approve. On the pretext of her health, the queen sent Ayyappa to the forest to get the milk of the lioness. In the forest, Ayyappa killed a demonic and pleased with this Indra sent the lioness to the palace with Ayyappa. People very surprised to see this. When the father asked Ayyappa to become the king, he refused and disappeared from the palace. After a long time, Lord Ayyappa appeared to his father and asked him to build a temple at that place. After which King Rajasekhar got the Sabarimala Temple built there.