Sabarimala gives free meals, wish for Jayalalitha's recovery
- Four meals were served free of cost to pilgrims
- Temple saw a huge rush of pilgrims from Tamil Nadu on Monday
- Food is served in two halls, one on hill top and other at Pamba
As the condition of Jayalalitha continues to be critical, Sabarimala, the hill shrine of Kerala, decided to offer free meals to pilgrims as an offering for her speedy recovery. Travancore Devaswom Board member Ajay Tharayil said the four meals on Monday were served free of cost to pilgrims.
"Upma and curry were served for breakfast, and a vegetarian lunch was given to devotees at noon. For dinner pilgrims will be served rice gruel along with pulses and a late night meal session is also arranged," Tharayil said.
On Monday, the temple also saw a huge rush of pilgrims from Tamil Nadu.
The food is served to devotees at two halls. The hall on the hill top can seat 2,000 persons at a time while the capacity of one at Pamba at the foothill is 1,000 seats.
Though temple authorities decided to give free meals, devotees from Tamil Nadu paid money for the food as an offering. Special prayers were offered for Jayalalitha and pilgrims from Tamil Nadu want their 'Amma' to come back healthy.
Jayalaitha's situation continues to be critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.