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Bali Tharpanam At Pamba River In Sabarimala – Offerings Made To Dead Relatives At Pamba

Pamba River which follows through the base of Sabarimala Mountain is considered as holy as Ganga River. Performing Bali Tharpanam on the banks of Pampa is considered highly meritorious. Annually Ayyappa devotees who visit the Sabarimala Temple do Bali Tharpanam to dead parents, relatives and ancestors.

The Bali Tharpanam is performed at Triveni – the Pamba River, Kallar and Njunagar meet here. Performing Tharpanam is like performing it at Prayag the confluence of Saraswati, Ganga and Yamuna in Allahabad.

Legend has it that Lord Ayyappa performed Tharpanam for the warriors who died in the war against Maravapada at Triveni.

Some people perform Tarpanam in memory of this incident.