The sand shore of Pamba, at a distance of about 60kms from Pathanamthitta
town, on the banks of the Pampa River is the main halting point on the
way to the famous Hindu pilgrim center, Sabarimala. Also known as Thriveni
Sangamam - the meeting point of three rivers - Pamba, Achankovil and Manimala
rivers, Pamba is the most important holy spot on the way to Sannidhanam.
It is near this river that King Rajasekara had a vision of Lord Ayyappa.
Considered as sacred as the river Ganges, the water in the Pamba river
is said to purify one from curse and evils. So it is considered auspicious
for all pilgrims to take a dip in the river before and after trekking
the Sabarimala. 'Pitrutarpanam' i.e paying homage to the forefathers is
also held here.