The procession carrying Thiruvabharanam, the attire in gold to be adorned on the idol of Lord Ayyappa during Makaravilakku rituals on January 14, will begin its two-day journey from Pandalam Valiyakoickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple on Saturday.
The procession will leave Pandalam at 1 pm after witnessing of the omen,a Brahminy Kite on the sky above the temple. The procession will be given fool-proof security cover by an 18-member police team from the Pathanamthitta AR camp. The Thiruvabharanam, to be kept in three sandalwood boxes, will be carried by a 15-member team. The procession will be given a traditional receptions at Kulanada Bhagavathi Temple and Ullannur Sree Bhadra Devi Temple.
Before the first day’s halt at Ayroor Puthiyakavu Bhagavathi Temple, the procession will be given reception at Kuriyanappally Temple, Aranmula Temple, Punnamthottam Temple, Pampadimon Temple and Cherukole Temple also.
After leaving Ayroor Temple at 4 am on January 13, the procession will pass through Mookkannur Sree Mahadeva Temple, Edappavoor Bhagavati Temple, Vadasserikara Prayar Sree Mahavishnu Temple, Madamon Rishikesa Temple and Perunad Sree Dharma Sastha Temple. The procession will halt on the second day at Laha Forest IB.
On the concluding day, the Thiruvabharanam will be given reception at Nilackal Sree Mahadeva Temple and, Palliyarakkavu Bhagavati Temple before reaching Valiyanavattom at noon.
The procession, after leaving Valiyanavattom, will reach Saramkuthi at 5.30 pm where a traditional reception will be accorded by a team led by Sabarimala executive officer Travancore Devaswom Board president M P Govindan Nair, Sabarimala chief commissioner K Jayakumar and TDB member Subhash Vasu will receive the procession at 6.20 pm, in front of the golden flagmast of Lord Ayyappa Temple. Tantri Kandararu Rajivaru and Melsanthi Damodaran Potti will receive the Thiruvabharanam in front of the Sreekovil and deeparadhanana will be conducted after adorning Thiruvabharanam on the deity at 6.30 pm.