Ernakulam to Chennai Central Suvidha Sabarimala Special Train 2015Southern railways announced new Sabarimala Special or Winter Special train between Ernakulam and Chennai Central to avoid the extra rush of passengers during the pilgrim season of Sabimalai 2015.
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This new Special train will run like Suvidha Special with less number of stoppages between Ernakulam and Chennai Central. Total only seven stops only exist for this train.
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Ernakulam - Chennai Central Suvidha Special Train 2015:-
Train No.00626 Ernakulam Jn. - Chennai Central ‘Suvidha’ special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 19.00 hrs. on 06.12.2015 and arrive Chennai Central at 08.15 hrs. the next day.
Stoppages: Ernakulam Jn., Trichur , Palakkad,Coimbatore ,Erode, Katpadi ,Chennai Central
IRCTC Ticket booking for this train already started.
Sabarimala is located on Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala, South India - where famous for Hindu Pilgrim center. This place visits more than 1 million devotes every year. Sabarimala is believed to be the place where the Hindu God, Ayyappan, meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi. Nearest railway stations are Ernalulam , Kottayam, Thiruvalla ,Chengannur etc. Lots of peoples are going to Sabarimala half way via Flight also. Sabarimala is famous for the Makar Vilaku jyothi. Majority of Pilgrims are going to Sabarimala at the time of Makara Jyothi. Lord Sri Rama and his brother Lakshmana met Sabari, a tribal devotee, at Sabarimala. Sabari offered the Lord fruits after tasting them. But the Lord accepted them gladly and whole-heartedly. The Lord then turned and saw a divine person doing tapas. He asked Sabari who it was. Sabari said it was Sasta. Rama walked towards Sasta and the latter stood up and welcomed the Prince of Ayodhya. The anniversary of this incident is celebrated on Makara Vilakku day. It is believed that on Makara Vilakku day, Lord Dharmasasta stops his tapas to bless his devotees.and also it is called makara shankranthi Note: there are many places with similar story of Sabari, no authentication of either exist.
Another famous thing of Sabarimala Harivarasam Song. Harivarasanam is recited before closing the temple door every night. The Harivarasanam song, which is sung at Sabarimala is a lullaby (Urakkupattu) is composed by Sri Kambangudi Kulathur Srinivasa Iyer. It is said that Srinivasa Iyer used to recite the composition, after the Athazha Puja, standing in front of the shrine of Ayyappa in the main temple. With the efforts of Swami Vimochanananda, it came to be accepted as the lullaby by the Thantri and melshanthi. The composition has 352 letters, 108 words in 32 lines