Books on Lord Ayyappa and Sabarimala Pilgrimage

There are thousands of books in various regional languages in India which explains about the glory of Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala Pilgrimage and the Ayyappa Temple. Here are few English books which narrate the story of Ayyappa, glory of Sabarimala Pilgrimage and the miracles experienced by devotees. You can buy these books online and also at important book stores.

Sabarimala Pilgrimage – Its Timeless Message

The book is an exploration into the depths of the spiritual journey, which is part of man's eternal quest to know his relation with the Supreme Reality. The book explains about all the important austerities observed during Sabarimala pilgrimage and also includes chapters on rituals and various pujas conducted at the temple.

Some of the chapters in the book are

  • Sri Dharma Shaastha Worship - A Tuning to Advaithic Consciousness
  • The Integration of Dharma Shaastha and Sri Ayyappa
  • The Pilgrimage
  • Major Ceremonies During the Pilgrimage Season
  • Practice of Japa in Ayyappa Worship - The Significance of Sharana Manthra
  • Women and Sabarimala Pilgrimage

Sabarimala Pilgrimage – Its Timeless Message
Written by Srikant and C V Manoj
Published by Integral Books
Pages : 160,
Colour Photographs : 44, B& W: 29
Price in India : Rs 150:00, Price Abroad : $12:00

You can find more information about the book including read some pages here at the official website of Integral Books.

Pilgrimage to Sabari

Pilgrimage to Sabari is written by K. R. Vaidyanathan and is published by Bhavan’s Book University. The book narrates about the origin of the holy pilgrimage, the adventurous trek to the Ayyappa Temple, the significance of the pilgrimage and also the history of the temple during the last century.

The book also contains chapters which answers several doubts that arise in the mind of the devotees.

A major highlight of the book is the chapter The Experiences of the Devotees.

The book was written several years ago and the latest editions have more updated chapters.

Pilgrimage to Sabari
Published by Bhavans
Author: K. R. Vaidyanathan
No of Pages: 194
Illustrations: 15 Pages
Paper Back Price: Rs. 100 /-

You can find more information about the book here at the official website of Bhavan’s.

Lord Ayyappan the Dharma Sasta

The book tells the story of Lord Ayyappan who is an incarnation of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu - born from Har (Shiva) and Hari (Vishnu as Mohini). He appeared as the son of Raja Rajashekhara, the king of Pantalam in Kerala and lived as Manikantha. The book narrates about the divine leelas performed by Ayyappa on earth, His friends, His devotees and His message to mankind.

Lord Ayyappan the Dharma Sasta
Published by Bhavans
Author: Pyyappan
No of Pages: 64
Illustrations: 6 Pages

You can find more information about the book here at the official website of Bhavan’s.