Head priest V K Jayaraj Potti opening the shrine in the presence of Tantri Kandaru Mahesh Mohanaru
Sabarimala: The Sabarimala temple was opened for the monthly rituals during the Malayalam month of Karkadakam. Head priest V K Jayaraj Potti opened the shrine in the presence of Tantri Kandaru Mahesh Mohanaru on Friday evening at 5 pm.
Neyyabhishekam ritual will take place from Saturday morning at 7. Kalashabhishekam will take place at 11 am and Padipooja will be carried out by 7 pm.
The pilgrims will be allowed to enter the temple from Saturday early morning. This is the first time after the second wave of Covid that the pilgrims are allowed entry into the temple. Only 5000 people who booked via virtual queue system will be allowed every day.
Those who took both doses of Covid vaccine can come to have darshan at the temple. The devotees who have not taken both doses must produce RT-PCR negative certificate obtained within 48 hours.
Facilities have been arranged at Nilakkal to conduct RT-PCR test for those who could not undergo Covid test and for those whose certificate expired already. If the pilgrims test positive from there, they will be shifted to Perunadu CFLTC.