Sabarimala, the renowned pilgrim center located in Sahyadri mountains
at an altitude of 914 m above sea level lies at a distance of 72 km from
Pathanamthitta. Surrounded by hazardous hills like Karimala and Neelimala,
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is the most famous and prominent among
all the Sastha Temples that is constructed in the ancient style of architecture.
The main deity, Sri Ayyappan is said to have meditated here after killing
the demon Mahishi. The pilgrim season begins in the month of November
and ends in January and during these days, the temple attracts pilgrims
not only from the southern states of India, but also from other parts
of the country and abroad.