Head priest N Parameswaran Namboothiri opening the temple door under the guidance of Tantri Kandararu Mahesh Mohanaru | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Sabarimala: The sanctum sanctorum of Lord Ayappa temple here opened for Onam pooja at 5 pm on Tuesday. Head priest N Parameswaran Namboothiri opened the temple door under the guidance of Tantri Kandararu Mahesh Mohanaru and the lamps of the temple were lit.
Onasadya will be served at the temple from the days of Uthradam to Chathayam. The Onasadya on Uthradam day will be sponsored by N Parameswaran Namboothiri. The sadya on Thiruvonam day will be sponsored by the officials of Devaswom, police officers on Avittam and the Head priest of Malikappuram Temple on Chathayam.
The district collector has banned bathing in the Pampa river due to heavy rains.