Photo: Sunil KUmar|Mathrubhumi
Sabarimala: The Lord Ayappa temple here opened for the special Pooja for Vishu festival. Chief Priest VK Jayaraj Potti opened the sanctum sanctorum and lighted the lamp in the presence of tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru.
Devotees are allowed to visit the temple from Sunday morning.
‘Vishukani’ darshan will be held on April 14 at 5 am. At first, the priests will show 'Vishukani' to the deity before the devotees.
‘Udayasthamana Puja’, ‘Kalabhabhishekam’ and ‘Padi Puja’ will be carried out at the temple.
A total of 10,000 people will be allowed to visit the temple daily. Only those who book via virtual queue will be permitted in the temple.
The Devaswom Board informed that those who took two doses of COVID vaccine can visit the temple. Meanwhile, the RT-PCR test is mandatory for all devotees who have not taken the two jabs of the vaccine.
Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan will visit the temple on Sunday.