Sabarimala - The pilgrimage is a symbol of love, equality, and devotion. 2012. Erumeli petta thullal a ritual dance at mosque en route to Sabarimala Erumeli, an important pilgrim center situated about 65 km from Kottayam. Erumeli Sastha Temple (Kochambalam) and Erumeli Mosque is situated here, facing each other. Erumeli mosque is dedicated to Vavar Swamy who is considered to be the companion of Lord Ayyappa. The pilgrims worship the mosque also. Erumeli is renowned for Petta Thullal (Erumeli Pettathullal or Erumeli Petta Thullal), a ritual dance performed by the Sabarimala pilgrims.
Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is one of the most ancient and prominent Sastha temples in the country. Located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is one of the few Hindu temples in India that is open to all faiths. The shrine of Sabarimala is one of the most remote shrines in southern India yet it still draws three to four million pilgrims each year.