Pathanamthitta: Makaram Jyothi will be seen in Sabarimala today. Thiruvananthapuram Devaswom Board President N Vasu said that all the arrangements for Makaravilakku have been completed. Makarasankrama pooja will be held in the morning and Mahadeeparadhana with Thiruvabharanam will be held in the evening. Makara Jyothi will be seen at Ponnamambalametti at this time.
Following Kovid, only 5,000 devotees will be allowed to enter the Makara Lantern Darshan this time. Last year, more than 3 lakh devotees visited the shrine. After seeing Makar Jyoti, the government has directed the devotees to go up the hill at 9 pm. This time the government has banned the construction of huts. The Devaswom President said that the Travancore Devasom Board has taken care of the delicacies like bread and aravana for the devotees.
Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran arrived in Sannidhanam yesterday to inspect and provide leadership to the Makaravilakku arrangements. When the Thiruvabharana procession reaches Sannidhanam, it will be received by the Minister, Devaswom Board President and other Board representatives.
Police have set up heavy security following Makara Jyoti. Pathanamthitta district police chief PB Rajeev said that heavy security will be provided at all places where Makara Jyoti is seen. Police said there will be traffic restrictions in the areas adjacent to Sabarimala from this morning. Vehicles will not be allowed to go to Nilakkal via Chethongkara.
The Devaswom Board has informed that drinking water and other facilities have been provided to the devotees who visit Makar Jyoti Darshan. Following the Makara Vilakku, the state government has declared a local holiday in Pathanamthitta today, the district collector said.
After Kovid, the constituency was initially visited by 1000 devotees. Later it was increased to 2000. സർക്കാർPamba baptism was abolished and the government introduced a shower system.
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