The team of Ayyappans who were lost the way in the midst of the jungle was rescued by the Police and Devaswom Board Officials. The team under the leadership of Nataraja Swami (61) lost their way at Sabaripeedom. Some of the members in the team have got some minor causality as the team met with a group of wild elephants while searching for a way out.
They were later brought to the Sannidhanam Hospital, after medication they were allowed to ascend the holy steps.
The Police suspects that the team might have taken the easy byway in the jungle so as to avoid standing in the queue.