Sri Lankan MP offers prayers at Lord Ayyappa temple

Jeevan Thondaman | Photo: Twitter/JeevanThondaman

Pathanamthitta: Sri Lankan Member of Parliament (MP) Jeevan Thondaman offered prayers at the famed Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala on Sunday.

The Sri Lankan MP, son of Arumugam Thondaman a former minister of the neighbouring island nation, arrived at the shrine as a 'kanni swami' -- a first time pilgrim.

He also distributed 38,000 packets of biscuits to pilgrims at the temple.

The hilltop shrine re-opened on Friday for the 'Makaravilakku' festival which marks the beginning of the second leg of the 2-month long annual pilgrimage season

The first leg began on November 17 and ended on December 27 with the 'Mandala puja.'


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