Routine poojas and rituals, including Ganapathi homam, usha pooja, irupathionnu kalasam, uchcha pooja, deeparadhana and athazha pooja, will be performed on all the five days.
The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the apex body in the southern state which manages over 1,200 temples, on Thursday said shrines under its management would not permit devotees.
Pilgrims were allowed to trek the hills since 3 AM from Pampa, the base camp, through a virtual queue system.
Each day, only 1,000 pilgrims, who have booked through the virtual queue system, would be allowed to offer prayers.
Valiant attempts by around a dozen women, including activists and journalists in the 10-50 years age group to script history came to nought as frenzied Ayyappa devotees forced them to retreat.
The only judge who dissented on the five-judge constitution bench was Justice Indu Malhotra, who says that issues raised have serious implications for all religions.
The controversy over the ongoing customs and practices of Sabarimala temple is against the sentiments of crores of devotees and religious beliefs said The Akhila Kerala Thantri Mandalam.
A three-day ‘ashtamangala devaprasnam’ will be held at the Lord Ayyappa temple here from May 17.