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CELEBRITY PILGRIM: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi surrounded by police personnel on his arrival at the Sannidhanam during the Makaravilakku festival.
CELEBRITY PILGRIM: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi surrounded by police personnel on his arrival at the Sannidhanam during the Makaravilakku festival.

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Ezhunnellathu from Malikappuram Devi Temple to Saramkuthi to be held on Wednesday evening

PATHANAMTHITTA: The auspicious Kalabhabhishekom, marking the culmination of the Neyyabhishekom ritual at the Lord Ayyappa Temple during the two-month-long annual pilgrim season, will be held on Wednesday.

Royal representative

Meanwhile, Vishakhom Naal Godavarma, the royal representative of the Pandalam Palace, was accorded a rousing reception at the Sabarimala Sannidhanam on Monday evening.

The royal designate will supervise the Kalabhabhishekom to be held at the Ayyappa Temple at 12 noon on Wednesday.

The Neyyabhishekom will be performed at the temple till 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Padipuja resumes

The auspicious Padipuja was also resumed after a gap of two months on Monday evening. Sabarimala Executive Officer V.S.Rajagopalan Nair told The Hindu that the customary Ezhunnellathu from the Malikappuram Devi Temple to Saramkuthi will be held on Wednesday evening.

The kuruti ritual to propitiate the Bhoothagana of Lord Ayyappa will be held at Malikappuram on Thursday evening.

The Temple will be closed at 9.30 p.m. on Thursday in view of the ritual.

It will be opened at 7 a.m. on Friday to facilitate the customary exclusive darshan by the royal designate.

The royal representative will return to Pandalam along with the Thiruvabharanam procession after the closure of the temple, later at 7.30 a.m., marking the culmination of the two-month-long annual pilgrim season.

Temple festival

The annual temple festival followed by the Vishu festival will be held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple from April 2 to 22. The temple will be opened at 5 p.m. on April 1 and the Kodiyettu ceremony will be held at 8.30 a.m. on April 2.

The Pallivetta as part of the 10-day festival will be held at Saramkuthi on the trekking path on April 10.

The temple festival will come to a close with the Arattu ceremony in the Pampa river on April 11.

The temple will be closed after the Vishu festival on April 22 evening.

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