7 Famous Temples to visit during Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Pilgrimage

Seven famous temples to visit during Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Pilgrimage in Kerala. Sabarimala is a world famous Hindu pilgrimage destination located in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India. Devotees visiting Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple make it a point to visit the nearby famous temples. Below is the list of temples to visit during Sabarimala Pilgrimage. 

7 Hindu Temples near Sabarimala

1) Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple Omallur

Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple is believed to be the birthplace of Sree Ayyappan. The temple is located in Omallur, on the way to Sabarimala from Pandalam.

2) Erumely Sree Dharmasastha Temple

There are two temples in Erumely town. Erumeli Sastha Temple is known as Valiyambalam and the other one is Kochambalam.

3) Valiyakoikkal Temple Pandalam

Valiyakoikkal Temple is located on the premises of Pandalam Palace premises. The Thiruvabharanam (Sacred Ornaments) procession towards Sabarimala shrine starts from this shrine.

4) Nilakkal Sree Mahadeva Temple Pathanamthitta

Nilakkal Mahadeva Temple is an important idathavalam or halting place for the Sabarimala piligrims.

7 Famous Temples to visit during Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Pilgrimage

5) Gurunathanmukadi Sri Ayyappaguru Pandalam

Gurunathanmukadi Sri Ayyappaguru Temple is located opposite to Valiyakoickal Dharma Sastha Temple. The temple is situated near the banks of Achankovil River.

6) Malayalappuzha Devi Temple Pathanamthitta

Malayalappuzha Bhadrakali Temple is a famous goddess temple located at Malayalappuzha in Pathanamthitta.

7) Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Mahavishnu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.


  1. Hi, Admin

    really nice awesome post Famous Temples to Visit near Sabarimala. i like the short explanation. i am planning to go on this place but which season is good to visit at this place. I am planning to go on winter season.


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