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Aug 19, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
#DoYouKnow - #sabarimala is part of Shat(6) Chakra #temples.

There are 5 sastha temples which should be visited in a specific order before visiting Sabarimala.

Each of these temples work on one of chakras,from Muladhara to Aajna,with Sabarimala- related to Aajna Chakra.
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Soori Muthiyan #temple of Sastha
along with -Achankoil, Aryankavu, Kulathupuzha & Erumli are the 5 temples to be visited b4 Sabarimala - Mukti sthalam.

Those on #sabarimala pilgrimage should visit Soori Muthiyan temple to wear the mala & proceed to other 5 temples.
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Soori Muthiyan temple is located near Tirunelveli,TN - Rest 5 temples are located in kerala.
Do follow this route of #sabarimala yatra for
life-transforming experience - 6 Sastha Kshetras

Om Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa 🙏
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Source text - Aravind Subramanyam - Shanmatha blog

Do see this video for more info...Very Insightful,Perfectly articulated ,explained clearly the scientific & spiritual reasons for the restrictions in #sabarimala

Science n spirituality co-exists 🙏

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