Pampa Ganapathy Temple




Pampa Ganapathy Temple, also known as Pampa Ganapati Kovil, is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This is the first temple and holy spot on the way from Pamba to Sannidanam. Pampa Ganapathi Temple at Pampa, 60kms from Pathanamthitta town and 8 Kms from Sabarimala, has an important roll in the Sabarimala pilgrimage as it is the main halting point. Sabarimala pilgrims from different route meet at Pampa and then proceed to Sannidhanam. During early days of the pilgrimage, pilgrims faced many difficulties at Pampa. On performing “Prasna chinda”, the presence of Ganapathi was found and a temple was consecrated. Based on “Jyothisha prediction, the deity of old Ganapathi was consecrated as “Adi Ganapathi” as lord of Sidhi and Budhi.

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