Followers praise Makarajyothi at Sabarimala
Scenes of the makaravilakku festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Thursday.
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Thousands of Ayyappa devotees worshipped the Makarajyothi, a celestial light that appeared at Ponnambalamedau, a hill facing the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, on Thursday.
Chants hailing the administering divine being of the temple rent the air as the light became first visible by 6.42 p.m. It hit a feverish pitch as the bells’ chime from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple merged with them.
The mentioning of the holy light was preceded by the efficiency of Deeparadhana routine at the temple.
As against the previous years, the Makaravilakku festival was held in the middle of rigorous limitations in view of COVID-19 break out. As part of it, the authorities had actually permitted entry to 5,000 fans to the temple during the day.
Besides those at Sannidhanam, individuals also took positions at the different viewpoint around the Sabarimala hills to witness the celestial light. The authorities had initiated fancy security arrangements at all these locations.
Previously in the night, the procession carrying the Thiruvabharanam or sacred gems reached the temple and received by a group led by the Devaswom Minister Kadakampilly Surendran and Thantri Kandararu Rajeevaru. The administering deity at the temple was adorned with these jewellery prior to the deeparadhana ritual.
On the other hand, the devaswom minister provided the’ harivarasanam’ award to vocalist Veeramani Raju. The award carried a handbag of 1 lakh, besides a citation and a plaque.
On the occasion, the minister likewise released the remodelled Annadanamandapam (mess hall) near the Malikappuram temple. Constructed at an expense of21 55 crore, it has the capacity to accommodate 5,000 individuals at an offered point of time.
The annual expedition season at the temple will draw to a close on January 20 early morning, a day after performance of the Guruthi routine at Malikappuram.
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