Devotees witness Sahasrakalasom at Sabarimala

Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: Hundreds of devotees witnessed the auspicious Sahasrakalasom at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala on Saturday.

Kantaru Mohanaru, assisted by Melsanthi M. Sukumaran Namboodiri performed the Kalasa-puja. The Brahmakalasom was taken to the sanctum sanctorum with the accompaniment of the sacred Marappani and other temple orchestra prior to the Utchapuja. The Sahasrakalasabhishekom was performed prior to the Utchapuja. A Kalabhabhishekom will be performed at the temple on Sunday.

The temple will be closed with Harivarasanom after the Athazhapuja, later in the afternoon, marking the culmination of the five-day temple rituals in the Malayalam month of Meenom.