close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Lakhs of pilgrims converge at Sabarimala

Lakhs of devotees converged at the hill shrine of Sabarimala where the auspicious `makara samkrama pooja` will be held in the evening, marking the end of the two-month-long pilgrimage to Lord Ayyappa temple.



Sabarimala: Lakhs of devotees converged
at the hill shrine of Sabarimala where the auspicious `makara
samkrama pooja` will be held in the evening, marking the end
of the two-month-long pilgrimage to Lord Ayyappa temple.

The temple and the base camp Pampa are overflowing with
devotees since the last few days, making it a challenge for
police to manage the crowd.

The pooja will be conducted at 6:44 pm followed by
darshan of the `makarajyothi`, a flicker of light across the
eastern horizon, which is considered as a divine phenomenon.

Makarasamkramam is the time when the sun moves from
`dhanu rasi` (Sagittarius zodiac sign) to `Makaram rasi`
(Capricorn).

Pilgrims have been camping at atop the hill in makeshift
tents and shacks, with devotees from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil
Nadu and Karnataka forming a major chunk of them.

Police and other state agencies have been making hectic
preparations since last several days to make the final phase
of the event smooth and event-free, temple authorities said.

Though a meticulous traffic plan has been drawn up to
avoid congestion on vital routes leading to the base camp, the
onrush of pilgrims often throw up traffic blocks.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions