A 500-page book, ‘Sri Maha Sastha Charitam,’ authored by V. Venkateswara Iyer, was released on the first day of Mandalam season (on November 16) at Anna Nagar Ayyappa Temple recently.

Besides, articles which are based on history, the book has details of various rituals and slokas.

For over 70 years, the author had been regularly undertaking pilgrimage to Sabarimala.

The book is available in English and Tamil. The chief guest on the occasion was Upanyasa Chakravarthi Srivatsa Jayaram Sharma.

Also present on the occasion were various officials of the Ayyappa Seva Sangam, including C. Gopalakrishnan, president.

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