Sabarimala: thousands witnessed Makaravilakku
Pilgrims had thronged the area to witness the celestial star. Following deeparandhana at the temple shrine. The Nilakkal foot camp was filled with pilgrims by the first half of the day itself. Nearly around 8,000 vehicles transported pilgrims to witness the Makaravilakku.
Devaswom board president A Padmakumar and Devasom minister Kadakampally Surdendran acquired the sacred ornaments at the 18 holy steps (pathinettam padi).
Tantri Kantaru Rajeevaru and Melsanthi Vasudevan Namboodiri collected the scared of scared ornaments. Following this, the deeparadhana begin. The Ghee required for the Abhishekam was brought from the Kowdiar Palace.
Sankrama Puja and Abhishekam take b place at the moment of Makra Sankrama which falls at 7.52 pm on Monday.
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