Manarkadu Sangham (Manarkadu team) will visit Sabarimala on December 19 with the
Kannikkapanam (Money offered to the Lord) from the Irupathiyetteakara (Twenty eight and a half). It is
believed that this team is coming in remembrance with the age old story that centuries ago these ancestors
of these people have given all the facility and way for the Tantri and Melsanthi to Sabarimala.
The team will fill their irumudikettu at the Ayyappa Swami Nada, Manarkad. The 42 member team will set on to
Sabarimala by Erumeli. The team starts from Manarkad on December 17 and will reach Erumeli by midday.
After that they set on to Sabarimala with accompaniment of drum and Pettathullal. Reaching Sabarimala
through Kalaketti, Azhutha, Karimala, Neelimala and the team will pay their annual visit to Lord Ayyappa
on December 19 afternoon. Periayswami Ravimanohar (team leader) will submit the kanikka to Lord
Ayyappa. Guruswami C S Rajappan and Mohanachandran (Manarkadu Devaswom Secretary) will lead
the team to Sabarimala.