Pathanamthitta: The mandala pilgrimage season of Kerala's Sabarimala temple will conclude today (December 27). The temple will close today at 9.50 pm after Harivarasanam recitation. 

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The temple will be opened for makaravilakku festival on December 30. The makaravilakku festival is on January 15, 2020. 

Bindu Ammini to visit Sabarimala on January 2?

Bindu Ammini, one of the two women who had managed to enter the Sabarimala temple on January 2, 2019, had earlier said that she would be visiting the Sabarimala shrine of Kerala on January 2, 2020. She had even added that she would move the Supreme Court for protection as she expects no protection from Kerala Police. She had also said that various people from different parts of the country would seek darshan with her on January 2.

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However, she has now dropped the plan. Speaking to Asianet Newsable, she said she is busy now and that she hasn't approached the apex court yet.

Transgender people stopped on the way to shrine: 

A complaint has been lodged for stopping transgenders who came for Ayyappa darshan on December 27. The complaint mentioned that transgenders Tripti, Avantika and Renju were stopped at Pampa. 

One of the transgenders said that the police stopped them for no reason. Reacting to this, Kerala Police said the transgenders were stopped for examining the identity cards. After examining the ID cards, they were allowed for Ayyappa darshan, said the police.