The rakku leaves that were used to distribute prasadam at Sabarimala have a story to tell. Kandaswamy and his 12 members from his home are bringing the leaves from the deep forest to Sabarimala. He is doing it for the past thirty years. Kandaswami belongs to pallan caste in Hindu and in the past it is the blessings given by Lord Ayyappan to them have made them every year here. On some occasion they have met with wild animals and they haven’t done a single harm to him and his team till date. The team will bring about 5000 leaves to the temple and the daily wage is Rs 300. The leaves were mainly brought from Pulmedu, Charalmedu, Panathoppu, Pipeline, Malikappuram kokka. Kandaswami and team has been working here from November 16 and will continue here till the Makaavilakku ends.