Kummanam Rajashekharan, general secretary of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajom, has called for a detailed inquiry into the alleged flaws in the preparation of Appam at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple.

In a statement here on Sunday, Mr. Rajashekharan said the controversy over preparation, packing and storage of the Prasadom had hurt the feelings of devotees.

They had the right to know if the controversy was a mere coincidence or conspiracy. There was reason to suspect a hidden agenda.

He wanted immediate steps to address the concern of devotees.