Thiruvananthapuram: The Sabarimala temple in Kerala will be opened to devotees today. The temple will be opened today for a five-day puja. Only 250 people will be allowed to enter the temple at a time. All other routes to Sabarimala will remain closed except Vadasserikara and Erumeli. Tomorrow i.e. the morning of October 17, there will be regular worship for five days.
Lord Ayyappa is worshiped in the Sabarimala temple, about 100 km from the capital Thiruvananthapuram. In view of the coronavirus epidemic, the administration has provided sanitizers, soap and water to various institutions visiting the temple. TBD, the administrative unit of the temple, has issued some guidelines for devotees.
Read all the necessary guidelines
- Online booking for Darshan will be done on first come first served basis.
- Authorities will only allow registered devotees to enter the temple.
- Only 250 people will be allowed to visit Darshan per day.
- Devotees have to take special care of social distancing during darshan.
- All pilgrims must accompany the Negative Report of the Coronavirus 48 hours in advance.
- Those arriving without a report will have to undergo a split test at Apna in Nilkamal and wait for the report. Only the pilgrims with negative reports will get entry into the temple.
- Devotees will get toilets and bathroom facilities at Pampa, Neelkamal, and Sanidhanam.
- No accommodation will be provided for devotees in Sabarimala.
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