Pampa Ganapathy Temple is a shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is located on the route leading to Sannidanam on the banks of River Pampa. It often serves as a pit stop for trekkers exploring Sannidanam and for the devotees on the Sabarimala pilgrimage before they climb the hills. The temple has an important role in the Sabarimala pilgrimage as it is the main halting point. Prayers are offered here for a safe trek to Sannidanam.
- It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, located in Pampa, Kerala, India.
- It is the first temple and holy spot on the way from Pamba to Sannidanam, the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple.
- Devotees pray here for a safe trek to Sannidanam. The main offering at Pampa Ganapathi Temple is coconut. Devotees break a coconut here before climbing the mountain.
- The temple also has subsidiary shrines dedicated to Nagarajavu (Serpent deity), Goddess Parvati Devi, Adimoola Ganapati, Hanuman Swami, and Bhagvan Sri Ram.
- The temple is open on all days unlike Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple which is open only during Madala kalam and during for monthly puja.
- The temple is located on the banks of the Pampa River and in the foot hills of Sabarimala.
- It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus, especially during the annual Mandalam season.
The temple is a beautiful and tranquil place, surrounded by greenery and the sound of the river. It is a popular spot for devotees to offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha before their journey to Sabarimala.