Petta Thullal held at Erumely

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Petta Thullal, the ritualistic sacred dance marking the last leg of the annual two months-long Sabarimala pilgrimage season was held at Erumely,Kerala on 11th January 2021.

Petta Thullal held at Erumely

Teams of Ayyappa devotees from Ambalappuzha and Alangad performed the ceremonial mass dance.

Sabarimala Temple 

  • The Sabarimala Temple is a temple complex located at Sabarimala hill inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. 
  • It is one of the largest annual pilgrimage sites in the world with an estimate of over 40 to 50 million devotees visiting every year. 
  • The temple is dedicated to a Hindu Brahmachari deity Ayyappan also known as Dharma Shasta, who according to belief is the son of Shiva and Mohini, the feminine incarnation of Vishnu.
  •  The traditions of Sabarimala are a confluence of Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and other Śramaṇa traditions.

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