Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for monthly prayers

First Published 17, Aug 2020, 11:15 AM

The Sabarimala temple will close on August 21 evening after monthly puja.

<p>Kerala’s Sabarimala temple opened for monthly puja (prayers) on August 16, on the eve of the puja in the Malayalam month of Chingam</p>

Kerala’s Sabarimala temple opened for monthly puja (prayers) on August 16, on the eve of the puja in the Malayalam month of Chingam

<p>Devotees will not be allowed to enter the temple due to COVID-19 protocol</p>

Devotees will not be allowed to enter the temple due to COVID-19 protocol

<p>Lord Ayyappa's shrine will close on August 21 evening after monthly puja</p>

Lord Ayyappa's shrine will close on August 21 evening after monthly puja

<p>Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which runs 1000-odd temples in south Kerala, had decided to open all shrines under its control from August 17, Malayalam New Year Day, except Sabarimala.<br />
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Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which runs 1000-odd temples in south Kerala, had decided to open all shrines under its control from August 17, Malayalam New Year Day, except Sabarimala.
 

<p>Travancore Devaswom president N Vasu said the annual festival pilgrimage season for Sabarimala starts from November 16.</p>

Travancore Devaswom president N Vasu said the annual festival pilgrimage season for Sabarimala starts from November 16.

<p>The TDB has already asked the devotees to carry COVID-19 negative certificates for darshan during the over two month-long pilgrim season.</p>

The TDB has already asked the devotees to carry COVID-19 negative certificates for darshan during the over two month-long pilgrim season.

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