Common questions

What is the secret of Makara Jyothi?

What is the secret of Makara Jyothi?

Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers at Sabarimala Temple in Kerala on Makara Sankranti on 14 January every year. It is believed that the deity Ayyappan asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees.

Who did Ayyappa killed?

The water buffalo demon Mahishasura was killed by goddess Durga, while the water demoness Mahishasuri was killed by Ayyapan, ending the terror of evil and liberating divine Lila who was previously cursed.

How old is Lord Ayyappa?

Sajeev, who is 47 now, maintains the 41-day vratham and visits the temple every year during the pilgrimage season, his father having first taken him at the age of five or six.

Is Makara Jyothi man made Quora? Makara jyothi is a man made fire on the top,of hill called Poinnaambalamedu.. It is made by officials of Dewaswam board on a particular day. The star appearing in the sky(Bright star) is Sirius brightest star in the constellation of Cannis Major.

Is Sabarimala light real?

The ‘celestial light’ at the Sabarimala temple on Makara Sankranthi day is actually man-made, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) told the Kerala High Court on Monday, three months after a stampede killed 102 pilgrims there.

Why did Ayyappa born?

Vishnu transformed into his Mohini avatar and united with Shiva to produce a child. And this child came to be known as HariHara Putra. Therefore, the main purpose of Ayyappa’s birth was to eliminate Mahishi and help her attain Moksha.

Who is Sabarimala Tantri?

Kandararu Maheswararu Mohanararu of the Thazhamon Madhom will assume charge as the new tantri for the next one-year period from August 17 as part of an internal arrangement within the Thazhamon tantri family of Chengannur.

Where is Achankovil Shastha temple?

Achankovil Shastha Temple is one of the five important temples of Lord Ayyappan whose idols are consecrated by Lord Parasurama. The other four temples are Aryankavu Sastha Temple, Kulathupuzha Temple, Kanthamala Temple and Sabarimala Temple. Achankovil Temple is around 37 km from Aryankavu in Kollam District of Kerala.

What is the significance of Achankovil?

Achencoil alias Achankovil is an important pilgrim centre in Pathanamthitta district located 40kms from Nilambur. Believed to be consecrated by Lord Parasurama, the Dharmasastha temple here, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa attracts pilgrims from Kerala and Tamilnadu through out the year specially during the Sabarimala season.

Which of the following is the main Ayyappa Temple in Kerala?

Achankovil Temple or Achankovil Dharmasastha Temple is one of the main Lord Ayyappa temples in Kerala. Achankovil Shastha Temple is one of the five important temples of Lord Ayyappan whose idols are consecrated by Lord Parasurama.