Pathanamthitta || Pathanamthitta
The town's name is a combination of two Malayalam words -˜Pathanam' and -˜Thitta', which together mean -œhouses by the riverside-. Pathanamthitta is a fast-developing town and business centre. Three great rivers, the Pamba, Achankovil and Manimala, undulate through this district. A highlight is the temple of Sabarimala which is a very famous Hindu shrine visited by an estimated 30 million devotees each year, making it one of the world's largest religious congregations.