Presumably a standout amongst the most prominent sanctuaries in Kerala, Sabarimala Sastha Temple is arranged close Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is additionally one of those spots where journey is performed on a vast scale. It is accepted around 50 million pioneers visit here yearly. Sabarimala is figured to be where Hindu God Ayyappan contemplated in the wake of obliterating demoness Mahishi. The journey performed in Sabarimala is particular from other sacrosanct voyages. The travelers to Sabarimala wear blue or dark dresses, spread Chandan (shoe) on their forhead and stay bristly until the voyage reaches an end.
Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, devoted to Lord Ayyappa, is the most popular and conspicuous among all the Sastha sanctuaries in Kerala. The sanctuary is arranged on a ridge (around 3000 feet above ocean level) named Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta locale, which is interesting in many regards. The uniqueness accumulates its voice, as the sanctuary is interested in all, independent of station, statement of faith or religion. There is a place close to the sanctuary; east to Sannidhanam, committed to the Vavar (a sufi and companion of Lord Ayyappa) which is called ‘Vavarunada’, an encapsulation of religious agreement. Another intriguing certainty is that it is not open consistently. It is open for love just amid the times of Mandalapooja, Makaravilakku and Chitra Vishu. It is said that the travelers need to take after fasting for 41 days to rinse their psyches before going to Sabarimala. The trip to the sanctuary is to be taken through troublesome ways in the timberland as the vehicles can go just up to Pampa.