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Some glimpses from #ayyappantheeyattu ritual held in Thrissur. Headed by Mulankunathukavu Theeyadi Raman Nambiar.

It is a ritualistic performances for the propitiation of Sastha (Ayyappa).

Some Ayyappa temples in Kerala does have a permanent spot to conduct this ritual
For Theeyattu, preparation of 'Kalam' is very important. After this function drawing of Roopakkalam is done using five colours: red, black, yellow, white and green.

After preparing the elaborate drawing, the priest invokes the deity to the drawing.

Ayyappa with Horse as vaahan
Theeyati Nambiar decorates himself sitting in front of the sanctum. A small crown called pathiyam is also worn. There will be a pleated white dress and additional clothes bound round the waist. While dressing and wearing the jewels, the Nambiars sing songs in praise of Ayyappan.
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Beyond the Veil - The #Ayyappan Sankalpa — A Long Thread !
The #SabarimalaTemple is many centuries-old and hosts an ancient deity, Sastha — #Ayyappan the main Vigraha (idol) of the temple, the deity is worshipped in the form of a Naishtika Brahmachari
This temple is not a prayer hall but is an energy centre; the Vigraha of #Ayyappan is not the representation of a God who is omnipresent, but as a source of energy (Chaithanya) from a mystical dimension.
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