Ashtabhishekam at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Ashtabhishekam is offering of eight items to God in Hinduism. At Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Ashtabhishekam is one of the important offering made by devotees. Although not as popular as Neyabhishekam, this puja and ritual is performed by thousands of Ayyappa devotees. The eight items used for Ashtabhishekam at Sabarimala Temple are:

  1. Vibhuti
  2. Milk
  3. Honey
  4. Panchamrutam
  5. Tender coconut water
  6. Sandalwood or Chandan
  7. Rosewater or panineer
  8. Water

Lord Ayyappa is also known as Abhisheka Priyan and some of the important abhishekams at the temple are Neyyabhishekam, Ashtabhishekam, Kalabhishekam and Pushpabhishekam.

Please note that Ashtabhishekam offered in Hindu Religion varies from temple to temple.