Good News for Devotees of Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala Temple Reopened here on Sunday on the eve of the annual Niraputhari celebrations. Under the guidance of Tantri Kandararu Mahesh Mohanararu, Melsanthi V.K. Jayaraj Potti opened the temple’s sanctum sanctorum at 5 p.m. This was followed by the opening of the various Upadevatha temples and the lighting of the ‘aazhi’ near the 18 holy steps.
Sabarimala Temple Timing after Lockdown:-
The temple will open for the Niraputhari ritual at 4 a.m. on Monday. Paddy spikes cultivated on the hilltop will be taken to the temple in a procession led by the Melsanthi. The Niraputhari puja will be held between 5.55 a.m. and 6.20 a.m. and following the ritual, the paddy spikes will be distributed to the devotees.
Darshan Virtual queue Booking of Sabarimala Temple:-
According to the Travancore Devaswom Board, the pilgrims will be permitted entry to the temple from August 16 morning. Because of the COVID-19 situation, only 15,000 devotees who have booked slots through the virtual queue will be allowed darshan daily.
Only those producing COVID-19-negative certificates after undergoing the RT-PCR test within 48 hours or those who have completed two shots of vaccine will be permitted entry to the temple. The devotees will be offered a feast during Onam days and the shrine will close after completion of the monthly pujas by August 23 evening.
Temple Trust Accommodation of Sabarimala Temple:-
Note: The above information is to the best of our knowledge.
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