Lord Ayyappa Hindu God of Sabarimala

Lord Ayyappa or Ayyappan is a popular Hindu God worshipped across India but mainly in South India. The incarnation of Ayyappan is very special as he was born out of the union of Lord Shiva and the enchantress Mohini, who is regarded as the avatar of Lord Vishnu. Hence he is also known as ‘Hariharaputhra’ which literally means the son of both Hari (Lord Vishnu) and Haran (Lord Shiva). Some of the other popular names of Lord Ayyappa include Sree Dharma Shasta, Hariharaputhran, Iyyappan, Swamy, lrumudi Priyan, Sabarigiri Vasan, Pamba Vasan, and Manikandan. Sree Dharma Sastha Temple or Sabarimala Temple in Kerala is the most famous Lord Ayyappa temple in India, visited by more than 30 million devotees every year.

Ayyappa Main Mantra

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa

Meaning of the mantra "Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa" is "Oh Lord Ayyappa! I seek refuge in you"

Appearance of Lord Ayyappa

Lord Ayyappa is seen sitting on his ‘peethom’ with his right hand showering blessings to his devotees. Lord Vishnu gifted the new born deity with a little bejeweled bell necklace and so the name Manikandan came into existence. He wears a huge garland around his neck and appears in a very calm posture. The Vahana (Vehicle) of Lord Ayyappa is Tiger.

Lord Ayyappa the Hindu God of Sabarimala

How Lord Ayyappa is worshipped

There are strict religious adherences to receive Lord Ayyappa’s blessings. First the devotees should observe a 41 day penance before visiting him in the temple. They should keep themselves completely away from all physical pleasures and family ties and live like a ‘Brahmachamri’. The devotees, on coming to Sabarimala Temple should have bath in river Pampa, adorn themselves with three eyed coconut and ‘aantha’ garland and then take the steep climb of the 18 steps to Sabarimala Ayyappa Sannidhanam. There is no difference in caste creed or religion to visit Sabarimala Temple. Sabarimala remains open for 41 continuous days starting from the Malayalam month of Vrischikam to Dhanu) (mid November to mid January) and also on the first five days of all Malayalam months. The most important day is the ‘Makarasankrathi’ where it is believed that a fire called ‘jyoti’ appears to worship Lord Ayyappa.

Another special activity of worshipping Ayyappa is the “Thiyattu”. People who do ‘Thiyattu’ are called the Thiyadis. One who does Thiyaddi for Lord Ayyappa is called Thiyadi Nambiar. Here a ‘Kalam pooja’, kalam pattu and Thottampattu are organized. In Kalam Pattu Thiyadi Nambiar tells about the story of Lord Ayyappa. All the Thiyyadi Nambiar families consider ‘Thiyadikkavu’ as ‘Ayappan kavu’. Worshipping the ‘Kalam’ is similar to worshipping Lord Ayyappa in temple.

16 comments:

  1. Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa
    Harihara Sudhane Saranam Ayyappa

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  2. SWAMIYE SARANA AYYAPPA. Here any body can tell who were the gods of 18 steps.

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  3. 1st step- Getting knowledge and consciousness to make think is called first step.
    2nd step- The bhakters ultimate consciousness is second step. Dvaita & advaita are same. Advaita means God & Dvaita means soul.
    3rd step- vision or insight, imagination, understand, act, excercise, law to be connected with intellect.
    4th step- pure consciousness image of knowledge it refers.
    5th step- not in pure form & enlightened like bhagavathi gods form.
    6th - past several births (purva janam) goodness if we climb sixth step and we can see lord shiva.
    7th step- will-power, we will have will-power to get god blessing
    8th step- yaga inner form. rahoyagam.
    9th step- supreme celestial light , "paramjyothis" in order today also "makara jyothi" is seen.
    10th step- meditating and knowing universal supreme lord.
    11th step- ascetic meditating. God and devotee uniting.
    12th step- samadhi non dualistic state of consciousness.
    13th step- atma, soul changes happens.
    14th step- supreme brahma, indicates knowledge person god subramanian. Ultimate supreme brahma is also called this step.
    15th step- nadabrahma means ecstasy continues.
    16th step- jyothiswarupa- illumination of god. A supreme effulgence, the proper form of god.
    17th step- trigunathitha means tri characters of god
    18th step - which is considered as parama feet- the ultimate supreme feet of lord ayyappa swamy.
    Swamiye saranam ayyappa.

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  4. Hari hara puthra ayyappa Swamiye saranam ayyappa

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  5. OM Swamiye saranam ayyappa
    OM Hariharasuthane saranam ayyappa
    OM Apadhbandhavane saranam ayyappa

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  6. Replies
    1. Swamiye saranamayyappa....
      Harihara suthane saranamayyapppa....
      Akhilanda kodi brahmanda nayakane saranamayyappa....
      Hariharanananda chithanayyanayyappa swamiye saranamayyappa.....

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    2. om sree swamy aaeee saranam ayyappa

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  7. Nice blog. Lord Ayyappa is seen sitting on his ‘peethom’ with his right hand showering blessings to his devotees. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Harivarasanam Viswamohanam
    Haridadhiswaram Aaradhyapadhukam
    Arivimardhanam Nithyanarthanam
    Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

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  9. swammiye swaranam ayyappa,,,

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  10. Harivarasanam Viswamohanam
    Haridadhiswaram Aaradhyapadhukam
    Arivimardhanam Nithyanarthanam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranakirtanam Bakhtamanasam
    Bharanalolupam Narthanalasam
    Arunabhasuram Bhoothanayakam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Pranayasathyakam Praananayakam
    Pranathakalpakam Suprabhanjitham
    Pranavamanidram Keerthanapriyam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Thuragavahanam Sundarananam
    Varagadhayudham Vedavavarnitham
    Gurukrupakaram Keerthanapriyam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Tribuvanarchitam Devathathmakam
    Trinayanam Prabhum Divyadeshikam
    Tridashapoojitham Chinthithapradam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Bhavabhayapaham Bhavukavaham
    Bhuvanamohanam Bhoothibhooshanam
    Dhavalavahanam Divyavaranam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Kalamrudusmitham Sundarananam
    Kalabhakomalam Gathramohanam
    Kalabhakesari Vajivahanam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Srithajanapriyam Chinthithapradam
    Sruthivibhushanam Sadhujeevanam
    Sruthimanoharam Geethalalasam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

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  11. Swamiye saranam Ayyappa.....

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  12. correction: The Vahana (Vehicle) of Lord Ayyappa is Tiger
    it is not tiger, it is Tiger pls correct

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  13. The vehicle of lord ayyappa is horse..not tiger

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