Sabarimala temple opens: Heavy rush of devotees in early hours; book darshan online

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Sabarimala: Sabarimala temple opened for Mandala pilgrimage season on Wednesday. The hill shrine experienced a heavy rush of devotees today. In the presence of Sabarimala ‘thantri’ Kandararu Rajeevaru, the head priest opened the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, and lit the lamp.

New head priests took charge at Sabarimala and Malikapuram temples. K Jayaraman Namboothiri took charge as Sabarimala's head priest, and Hariharan Namboothiri took charge as Malikappuram's head priest.

Live booking facilities have been set up for the devotees, who could not book their darshan slots via online mode. At least 10 counters will open in Nilakkal solely for this. No fee will be incurred to book for darshan. Police will examine the tickets near Anjaneya auditorium in Pamba. Click here to know more.

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