Rakku leaves supply by Kandaswamy

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.

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3 Comments

  • till when the temple remains open for dharshanam.

  • Swami Saranam Ayyappa

    Dear Ayyappa’s I heard that Peruvazhi Yathra at sabarimala way will open from 6 Am to 3 PM only. Is Any ayyappa any news about this. Please share your news.

    • Swami Sharanam. Peruvazhi paadai is when u get down at erumeli, after going to dharma saatha temple, go to petta saastha temple, finish pettai thuzhal, go to vaavar shrine, workship him, and start with irumudi. opp to vaavar shrine A road will lead you to dense forest. thru ganapathi medu and small colonies of people. it doent have gates and no one have to permit you. there is no time to enter. Only after dec 15th or so, and till jan 14h, the way will be safer. rest, its a no mans land with wild animals. sawmi sharanam.

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