Sabarimala: Devotees thronged the Sabarimala temple which was opened for poojas for the month of Edavam. The hill shrine is under a heavy police protection in the backdrop of the women entry issue.
The temple Nada was opened at 5 am following which Nirmalyam and Abhishekam were performed. Following this, the Ganapati Homam and regular poojas were also performed.
Thousands of devotees reach Sabarimala on a regular basis for darshan. Meanwhile, a heavy posse of police was deployed in Sabarimala and surrounding areas to ensure security.
Poojas for the month of May will be concluded on May 19 when the Nada is closed after Harivarasanam. Till may 19, Neyyabhishekam, Kalakabhishekam, Udayastamana Pooja and Padi Pooja will be performed regularly.