Makara Jyothi is a star worshipped in Sabarimala during Makar Sankranti or Makaravilakku every year.
Pilgrims worship the star, believing it to be a manifestation of the deity Ayyappan
Devotees believe Ayyappan blesses them during the Makara Jyothi appearance
It attracts a large number of worshippers seeking divine connection and blessings
Debate exists whether it's a natural or divine occurrence.
Makara Jyothi holds cultural and religious significance in the Kerala community