Utsavabali at Sabarimala

Hundreds of pilgrims from different parts of South India thronged the holy hillock of Sabarimala to witness the auspicious Utsavabali held as part of the annual festival at the Lord Ayyappa Temple on Thursday, 29th March.The devotees present at sopanam were provided the facility for utsavabali darsan at 2 pm.

The Tantri, Kandararu Maheswararu, assisted by Melsanthi, N. Balamurali, performed the ritual after the Utchapuja.

Pushpabhishekom and Padipuja were the other major rituals performed at the Ayyappa Temple on Thursday.

The Palliveta will be held at Saramkuthi on the trekking path on April 4 evening and the 10-day festival will come to a close after the Aratt ceremony on April 5.