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The Sabarimalai Pilgrimage and Ayyappan Cultus Radhika Sekar

The Sabarimalai Pilgrimage and Ayyappan Cultus

Radhika Sekar

Published December 1st 1992
ISBN : 9788120810563
Hardcover
136 pages
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Every year a million pilgrims travel to the shrine of Lord Ayyappa in Sabarimalai in what has become the second largest pilgrimage phenomenon in the world. The origins of the deity Ayyappa can be traced to antiquity- however it is only in the lastMoreEvery year a million pilgrims travel to the shrine of Lord Ayyappa in Sabarimalai in what has become the second largest pilgrimage phenomenon in the world. The origins of the deity Ayyappa can be traced to antiquity- however it is only in the last four decades that the movement has gained momentum and popularity, spreading beyond the parochial limits of Kerala. This book gives a detailed study of the act associated with the temple and diety.