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How to Avoid Health Problems While Climbing to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple?

Pada Balam Tha…Deha Balam Tha... (Ayyappa give strength to our feet and body to reach your abode) is a popular chant used by devotees climbing the hill to reach the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple . Most modern day Ayyappa devotees who are not used to walking and doing physical work need all the blessings of Lord Ayyappa to reach his abode and return safely. Heart Attack is one of the most common health risks that pilgrims face while climbing the Sabarimala hill. Here are few tips to Avoid Health Problems While Climbing to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Devotees who have coronary heart disease should consult a doctor before deciding to climb the Sabarimala hill. It would be ideal, if all Ayyappa devotees aged above forty consult a doctor a week before starting the journey to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple . Unusual panting (breathing heavily) while climbing steps – this is a clear warning signal and such people should consult a doctor before deciding on the journey.

Panchamrit Recipe For Puja

Panchamrit is a unique offering made for Gods especially by Marathi speaking people during important puja, festivals, and rituals like Diwali etc. Here is a brief recipe of Panchamrit prepared in Maharashtra. It is prepared using equal quantity of honey, ghee, sugar, yogurt and milk. The above said five ingredients are mixed properly. It is first offered as Prasad or naivedya to deities worshipped in home. Later it is distributed among family members, friends and neighbors. Please note that the Panchamritam in the famous Palani Temple in Tamil Nadu in South India is made using an entirely different set of ingredients.