Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for monthly prayers
The Sabarimala temple will close on August 21 evening after monthly puja.
Kerala’s Sabarimala temple opened for monthly puja (prayers) on August 16, on the eve of the puja in the Malayalam month of Chingam
Devotees will not be allowed to enter the temple due to COVID-19 protocol
Lord Ayyappa's shrine will close on August 21 evening after monthly puja
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.
Travancore Devaswom president N Vasu said the annual festival pilgrimage season for Sabarimala starts from November 16.
The TDB has already asked the devotees to carry COVID-19 negative certificates for darshan during the over two month-long pilgrim season.