The temple is located on the hilltop of a hill named Sabarimala. He replied to one of my questions and said that there are eighteen step stairs, which leads to the golden temple of Lord Ayyappa. Lord Ayyappa is the son of Vishnu (Mohini) and Siva. The first coconut is to be offered at the Pampa Ganapati temple itself, the second before stepping on the staircase leading to the holy temple of lord Ayyappa. In this temple, where females of age group of 11 to 50 years were not permitted, as per Court decision shall now be allowed to enter the temple and offer prayer to lord Ayyappa.
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