Sabarimala temple | Photo: Reuters|Mathrubhumi
Kochi: The Kerala High Court has ordered that 10,000 devotees can be allowed darshan at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple during the monthly pujas in Meenam. Meanwhile, the Devaswom bench including justices CT Ravikumar and Murali Purushothaman didn’t approve the request by Sabarimala special commissioner to do away with virtual queue system.
Devotees should book for darshan online before arriving on March 15 for monthly puja. Covid negative RT-PCR report obtained within 48 hours should be carried.
The virtual queue booking is done through the website handled by Kerala Police.
The temple that opens on March 15 for Meenam monthly puja will be closed after the Uthram festival on March 28. Covid testing facilities will be arranged at Nilakkal and the reports will be released within one hour, special commissioner informed the court.