Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: Special pujas were held to mark the anniversary of idol installation at the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala on Monday.

Kalabhabhishekom and Sahasrakalasabhishekom were performed prior to Utchapuja.Padipuja, Udayasthamanapuja and Pushpabhishekom were the other important rituals. Chief priest Kandararu Maheswararu, assisted by head priest G. Vishnu Namboodiri, performed the rituals. The temple was closed after Athazhapuja.

The temple will be opened in the afternoon of June 14 for pujas in the Malayalam month of Midhunam to be held June 15 to 19.