Ayyappa Temple

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    Location: 349Q+Q48, Bilaspur Rd, highway. Below over bridge, Bhartiya Nagar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh 495001, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours.

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    According to mythology, the son of the God Vishnu is Ayyappa who is a revered deity of South India. Again it is also said that he is considered to be the incarnation of Vishnu and was born as a result of the union between Shiva and the mythical Mohini. Ayyappa Temple is a temple complex and a very popular shrine. . It is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India with around 50 million devotees every year.


    Ayyappa Temple is not just a temple, it is a monument. People from the traditional Hindu community come here for devotion. An estimated 40 to 50 million devotees come here every year. As it is located on the top of a hill, all the natural beauty and artistic features of the temple are really worth enjoying. There are devotees as well as tourists who come here to see amazing beauty. The temple is very important for both religious, social, and cultural elements. And so it is one of the largest pilgrimage sites in the world. It teaches generosity because everyone is allowed to enter regardless of race, religion, or caste. As well as the location of the temple on the top of one of the other 18 hills which attracts a lot of tourists. The structural technique of the temple is very eye-catching. Here is the history of the temple and the life story of the God Ayyappa and the details of his work that attract the historians.


    Ayyappan is worshiped as the chief deity in Sabarimala

    There are several histories of Hindu deities in the south of India, the most famous of which is the Ayyappa Temple. It is also known as Sabarimala Temple. Lord Parasurama established 5 temples, one of which is Sabarimala and the others are Aryankabu, Punambala, Kultum Puja, and Achanak Pistha. Ayyappan is worshiped as the chief deity in Sabarimala. It is also known that the prince of the Pandalam dynasty was the incarnation of the god Ayyappan and he meditated in the Sabarimala temple. For almost three hundred years it was not in the form of devotees. Then in the 12th century the Tamil king Rajasekhara discovered the way to this place. Since then the temple has been renovated and has now become a famous pilgrimage site.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The location of the temple is 40 feet above the plateau. The house has a copper-plated roof and four gold finishes, a flagpole, and two pavilions.

    The viewpoints inside and outside the Ayyappa temple have amazing beauty to enjoy. The location of the temple is 40 feet above the plateau. The house has a copper-plated roof and four gold finishes, a flagpole, and two pavilions. The main staircase of the temple consists of 16 steps, each of which is sacred. There are some other temples in the whole complex like Nilkal Mahadev Temple, Palliyara Bhagwati, and Pamba Ganapathi Temple.

    Opening Hours

    It is from 4.00 am to 11.00 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Here, the entry fee is free for all.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The Mana Airport is the Nearest Airport to this place, It is the easiest way ever. 

    By Rail: The Raipur Railway Station is the Nearest Railway Station. It is the best way ever.

    By Road: There are many bus stations near this place Rajnandgaon, and Jabalpur Bus Stations are the nearest bus stations from this place.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a small bag Where you can take all your essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in This place?

    Ans. yes, it is allowed

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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