Jun 7, 2022 - Lord Ayyappa is the presiding deity of Sabarimala temple in Kerala, India. Lord Ayyappa (in Malayalam language pronounced as Ayyappan) is worshipped as a child at Kulathupuzha temple in Kerala and in Achan Kovil temple along with his consorts Pushkala and Poorna and in Sabarimala as an ascetic meditating for the well being of all mankind. The Lord is considered to be the reincarnation of Sree Dharma Sastha referred to in the ancient texts of Hinduism. In Lord Ayyappa, we visualize Lord Shiva (The Lord of Destruction) and Lord Vishnu (The Lord of Sustenance) in a unified form. The word Ayyappa is derived from two words Ayya meaning Vishnu and Appa meaning Shiva.