More time for Darsan

Sabarimala Temple will be kept open for more time for darsan during the Mandalakalam 2011-2012 for the convenience of lakshs of Sabarimala pilgrims.

Talking to newsmen at Sannidhanam Devaswom Guest House on Tuesday, Rajagopalan Nair,Devaswom President said that the temple would be opened at 3 am instead of 4 am during the last pilgrimage season and would remain open till 1 p m. In the afternoon, the temple would be reopened at 2.30 p m and the Sreekovil would be closed at 11.45 p m.

Rajagopalan Nair said that the TDB could be able to take effective steps to reduce exploitation of pilgrims by not auctioning the shops selling plastic toys, steel containers, hotels at Sannidhanam and Nadapandal. Barring shops selling soft drinks and fruits and one hotel on the trekking path between Pampa and Nadapandal, the TDB had not given licence to any other business establishments, he said.



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  • Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa

    Only one hotel !!!!!!! Does it mean that there would be heavy rush for Bhaktas to get food ????
    Come back on this, please

    S.Sundar, Delhi

  • If the Darsanam timings at Sabarimala shrine are revised during the season Nov 2011 to Jan 2012, it is a welcome decision for the lakhs of Swamies reaching the Sannidhanam for this purpose. Does the pooja timings gets changed to that effect, specially the Neyyabhishekam timings. Please confirm. I am the Secretary of Vadavalli Sree Ayyappa Seva Sangham at Coimbatore and we are going the conduct 14th Year Ayyappan Vilakku Mahotsavam here on 17 Dec 2011 and I am getting lot of enquiries about the revised timings at Sannidhanam for this season. Pl do reply. Thanks.

  • Swamy Saranam Iyyapa.

    My humble Suggestion is pl extend the timing on Nei Abishegam and can consider to have Nei Abishakam in the afternoon session too. So that the accumulation of the crowd will also reduced. As if now Iyyapa’s reaching after 12 Noon stays back until the next day morning. So Kindly consider this option on safety consideration.

    Senthil , Salem

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