Kerala

Temple to open today

The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala will be opened on Sunday afternoon for the five-day monthly rituals in the Malayalam month of Kanni that begins on Monday.

The Melsanthi (head priest) will open the sanctum sanctorum in the presence of the Tantri (chief priest) at 5 p.m. However, the rituals will begin with the Tantri performing the Ashtadravya Maha Ganapati homom on Monday morning. Kalabhabhishekom will be performed prior to Utchapuja on Monday. Padipuja, Ashtabhishekom, Udayasthamanapuja and Pushpabhishekom will be the other important rituals to be conducted on all the five days.

A Sahasrakalasabhishekom will be performed prior to the Utchapuja from September 18 to 21. The temple will be closed after the Athazhapuja on September 21 evening, marking the end of the five-day rituals.

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