The famed Lord Ayyappa temple right here is witnessing unprecedented heavy rush on Wednesday morning with simply hours left for the efficiency of the auspicious Mandala pooja on the hill shrine.
A ceremonial procession carrying the sacred Thanka Anki (golden apparel) of Lord Ayyappa reached the hill shrine right here final night. In response to temple administration sources, the pooja could be carried out after adorning the ‘anki’ on the idol of Lord Ayyappa, the principal deity. The poojas and rituals could be carried out between 10.30 am and 11.30 am, they mentioned. After the Mandala Pooja, the shrine could be closed by 11.00 pm and could be reopened for the Makaravilakku rituals on December 30. The Makaravilakku ritual on the Sabarimala hill shrine could be held on January 15, TDB sources added.
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First Printed: Dec 27 2023 | 10:06 AM IST