The annual Uthrada sadya (feast) offered by the Melsanthi (head priest) at Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala was held with customary fervour on Tuesday.
Hundreds of devotees partook off the feast served by the Melsanthi N.Vishnu Namboodiri immediately after the Utchapuja.
The Melsanthi had also presented Onakkodi (new clothes) to the devaswom staff as well as his assistants as part of the Onam celebrations at the holy hillock on Tuesday.
The Onasadya at Sabarimala would be served by Dr Manikantadas, a devotee from Changanacherry, as an offering to Lord Ayyappa, afte the Utchapuja on Wednesday.
Dr Manikantadas has been serving Onasadya at the holy hillock since the past several years. The feast at the Sannidhanam on Friday will be served by the devaswom employees.
A Sahasrakalasabhishekom will be performed at the Ayyappa shrine prior to the Utchapuja on the Thiruvonam day on Wednesday, besides Padipuja, Udayasthamanpuja, Ashtabhishekom and Pushpabhishekom.
The temple will be closed after the Athazhapuja on Friday evening.