Pathanamthitta: Construction of a statue of Lord Ayyappa started on Pampa-Triveni path. The 30-feet tall statue will feature Lord Ayyappa mounting on his leopard’s back.
Devaswom Board president A. Padmakumar set up the figure of the leopard made of iron rod. The construction is supervised by sculptor Shanthanu. The statue will be finished before the upcoming Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season.
The expense of the statue construction is fulfilled by Ayyappa devotee Baiju Ambalakkara. The statue is being constructed on the land owned by the Devaswom Board. The construction is proceeding with high court’s permission.