Sabarimala shrine to open today for monthly rituals
Sabarimala: The Sabarimala shrine will be opened on Saturday for the monthly rituals during the Malayalam month of Midhunam. Chief priest V. N. Vasudevan Namboothiri will open the shrine and light the lamp in the presence of tantri Kandararu Rajevaru at 5 in the evening. No other special rituals will be performed.
On Sunday, ‘Neyyabhishekam’ will take place after the daily rituals in the early morning. Udayasthamaya Puja, Padipuja and Kalabhabhishekam will be performed on all five days when the shrine will be opened. The shrine will be closed on June 20 at 10 pm after singing Harivarasanam.
As part of tightening the security 450 police officers are deployed at Nilakkal, Pampa and Sannidhanam. SP is in charge of the security duty at Sannidhanam and DySPs are assigned duty at Nilakkal and Pampa.