The Lord Ayyappan is also widely known as Ayyappa is a prominent Hindu god or deity and predominately, Ayyappan is very much popular almighty in the South India.
Ayyappa is also known as Manikantan was very intellectual and intelligent and he was also standing out in martial arts along with he was aware of the several Hindu scriptures and shastras.
a long time ago, Ayyappa made everybody amazed and surprised with his superhuman powers and he completed his princely training and studies, when the Almighty Ayyappa asked his master concerning the gurudakshina, means the fee to his guru, and his gurur was aware of his divine power, so the Guru said to Ayyappa to blessed his blind and dumb son of the sight and speech, so that the son of the Guru can leave a normal life and then indeed the Lord Ayyappa blessed the blind and mute son with speech and sight.
Lord Ayyappan: Some Interesting Facts Of The Almighty
According to some rules in order to visit the almighty Ayyappa and his temple, people must maintain abstinence from physical pleasures and family ties, and those people also have to live a celibate or Brahmachari life.
They should also do good work and deeds in their whole life. in addition, the devotees have to take bathe in the holy river Pampa, after that, people must adorn themselves with three-eyed coconut and aantha garland and then bravely people have to climb the 18 stairs to the Sabarimala temple which Is situated in the Kerala.
The well-known Pilgrimage to Sabarimala
Sabarimala is the most well-known and famous and holy shrine of the almighty Ayyappa, In Kerala, around more than 50 million devotees visited the shrine every year, regarded it one of the most prominent and popular pilgrimages in this whole earth.
as per reports, Pilgrims from all around the country, visit the Sabarimala, by crossing the dense forests, steep hills and stormy weather, in Kerala, only to seek blessings of the Lord Ayyappa on the 14h day of January, mostly, on the occurrence of Makar Sankranti or Pongal festival.
On the day of the festival, Makar Sankranti, The devotees then accept prasada and seek blessings from the deity then they go back by, descend the 18 steps walking backward with their faces turned towards the almighty Ayyappa.