In the first six days of the pilgrimage season, more than 2.5 lakh people travel to Sabarimala.

More than 2.5 lakh pilgrims have visited Lord Ayappa Temple in Sabrimala, Keralas Pathanamthitta district, in the first six days of the ongoing pilgrimage season . The 41-day Mandala season began on November 17 with the start of the month of Vrishchikam on the Malayalam calendar calendar .

Sabarimala (Kerala), India, November 24: According to Kerala Devaswom Department Minister K Radhakrishnan, more than 2.5 lakh pilgrims have visited Lord Ayappa Temple in Sabrimala, Keralas Pathanamthitta district, in the first six days of the ongoing pilgrimage season.According to the Minister, the number of devotees will increase in the coming days as the Lord Ayappa Temple in Sabrimala opened on November 17 for the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku festivals, marking the start of the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season.In the coming days, the minister expects to see more devotees.The devotees are more likely to participate in the extended darshan schedule.

According to Ravi Shankar, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has so far operated 6,693 routes on the Nilakkal-Pampa route and return.In Sabarimala, 9,142 people were admitted to various treatment facilities.For the support of devotees, a separate email id has been launched-saranam2022.23@gmail.com.On November 17, the chief priest (Melsanthi) opened the sanctum sanctorum in the presence of the temple's thantri and lit the lamp at the hill shrine.

According to K Rajan, Revenue Minister, there are at least 40 lakh devotees expected to visit the shrine this year.As per the virtual queue registrations now open, close to 50,000 devotees are expected to attend the hill shrine last year.The Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is the most famous and famous among all Sastha temples in Kerala.The temple is situated on a hilltop (about 3000 feet above sea level) and is only accessible to those of all faiths throughout the year, but only on the days of Mandalapooja, Makaravilakku, Vishu, and the first day of every Malayalam month is said to be observed celibacy for 41 days before visiting Sabarimala.

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