Many devotees visit the Sabarimala temple in Kerala for mandala pooja and makara villaku poojai. It is now mentioned that the online booking for these above said poojas have started for the devotees of Lord Ayappan. The temple walk would be opened for mandala and makara vilakku poojai on 15th of November and from 16th November onwards the devotees would be allowed for the darshan.
On 26th December 2021, the mandal poojai would be completed and the walk would be closed. Information gathered is that on 14th of January 2022 Mahara Jyothi darshan would take place at Ponnambalamedu. It is known that Ponnambalamedu is a summit in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta district, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala.
Devotees can do registrations using the official website of Sabarimala
Vaccination for Coronavirus is very important now and devotees must show documents regarding Coronavirus negative or 2 doses of Corona vaccination doses. It must be taken into account that the devotees visiting Sabarimala could show either of the above said documents from the RT-PCR tests taken inside 48hours. As per the Travancore Devasthanam Board it was confirmed that this year 25000 devotees would be allowed for mandala and makara vilakku pooja every day.
Permission has been issued to the devotees to bathe in the Pamba River in the mandala and makara vilakku pooja season. It is learnt that the devotees would not be allowed to stay in the Sanctus Sanctorum and surrounding areas.
Till Nilakkal only the vehicles carrying Lord Ayapan devoteEs would be allowed. From Nilakkal, Kerala State Transport buses would be carrying the devotees up to Pamba River. Arrangements have been made to distribute ghee to all the devotees. It is known that Sabarimala is located at a distance of 23kms in the north-eastern hilly regions belonging to Nilakkal.