Sabarimala | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) will amass a financial aid of Rs 25 crore for the development of Sabarimala temple, the popular hill shrine in Kerala. The devotees and various institutions in Tamil Nadu and Telangana have extended the financial support to the TDB.
Telangana has offered financial aid for the solar project, construction of the electric roof on 'Pathinettam Padi' and renovation of three buildings. In the talks held in Chennai, the TDB has ensured financial aid for the maintenance of four buildings in the shrine.
The TDB representatives also held a meeting with Tamil Nadu environment minister Sekhar Babu. The minister has promised that he will sponsor the expenditure on a project in Sabarimala.
TDB president N Vasu informed that doubts and concerns over the Sabarimala pilgrimage were also resolved in the talks. Though TDB officials planned to head to Karnataka, it is learnt that they will not visit the state soon.
Sabrimala to open on November 2.
The shrine will open on November 2 for the special rituals of 'Chithira Aattavisesham'. Devotees will be allowed to enter the temple from November 3 morning. The temple doors will close at 9 pm.
Only those who obtained pass via virtual queue booking and inoculated with both doses of COVID vaccine will be allowed to enter the temple. Everyone must carry RTPCR test negative certificate while visiting the temple.
Meanwhile, the devaswom board has informed that those who booked for darshan via virtual queue for visiting the temple during the special pujas in Thulam will be permitted to have darshan on November 3.