I am a regular pilgrim to sabarimala for the past 30 years. My grandfather and father used to walk for 15 days. I made pilgrimage to sabarimala as ‘kanni ayyappan’ (first visit to sabarimala) when I was in my 8th standard. My father and uncle had told me so many divine stories related to sabarimala. I have the strange experience of running to reach sannidhanam by hearing stories about lord ayyappa at pamba. It was really a great experience when I reached sannidhanam (sanctum sanctorum). The loud chants break the ear-piercing silence of the forests. Everyone is equal in front of lord ayyappa, chanting ‘swamiye saranam ayyappa’ in the same tone. I couldn’t go for pilgrimage during the years of death of my father and elder brother. Every month I go to sabarimala for darshan without any break. I told the divine stories about lord ayyappa, which I heard from my father and uncle to my son kalidasan. He became kanni ayyappan when he was studying in 7th standard.