Heavy flow of devotees was witnessed at Lord Ayyappa temple here braving heavy rain and slippery trekking path on the first day of the Malayalam month of Idavam on Sunday.
No rituals were performed at the sreekovil in the evening as part of the ongoing practice of the temple.
The issue surrounding Sabarimala women’s entry should be resolved through discussions and deliberations, CPM politburo member Brinda Karat said on Friday.
The 10-day annual festival at Lord Ayyappa temple here began with kodiyettu ceremony on Wednesday.
Kodiyettu ceremony, marking the beginning of the annual festival, will be performed between 10:30 and 11:30am.
Ambalakkadavu said there should not be any confusion about whether Khan, who remarks on hijab and Sharia, is an Islamic scholar or not.
Attukal Temple is called the "Women's Sabarimala" as only women perform rituals, while it is predominantly men who undertake the pilgrimage to the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala.
The deceased are Shivanna, 45, Nagaraju, 40, and driver Dinesh, 42. The condition of four of the 11 inside the Tempo traveller is critical.
The Lord Ayyappa temple here will open on Saturday for the five-day pooja for the Malayalam month of Kumbham.
The Lord Ayyappa temple here will be opened on February 12 for the five-day monthly poojas for the Malayalam month of Kumbham.
The distribution of aravana prasadam to devotees at Lord Ayyappa temple here came to a standstill for six hours from 1pm on Monday.
Devaswom Minister K Radhakrishnan, MLAs Pramod Narayan and K U Jenishkumar,
Preparations were completed for Makaravilakku ceremony and Makarajyothi darshan at Lord Ayyappa temple here that will be observed on Friday.
Clad in black, they are seen moving around Berhampur town barefoot with sandal paste and ash on their forehead, addressing one another as 'Swamy' and greeting others saying 'Swamy Saranam'.
Melsanthi Parameswaran Namboothiri opened the sreekovil in the presence of thantri Mahesh Mohanaru. No rituals were performed in the evening.