MARKING the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season, the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala will be closed at 7am on Tuesday,
The Ernakulam depot minted G2.80 crore from Sabarimala services over 62 days
The thiruvabharanam procession was accorded a traditional reception on arrival at Saramkuthi at 5pm.
Adequate number of police personnel, including DySPs, CIs and SIs, were deployed
The bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde said it will not decide anything on the Sabarimala review petition, but deliberate on the larger issues pertaining to the matter.
At Ullannur Sree Bhadra Devi temple, the procession was given a traditional reception upon arrival at the temple gate.
The apex court also said that its Secretary-General will coordinate with lawyers in reframing or adding issues to be dealt by it.
A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it was not considering review pleas in the Sabarimala case.
The nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde will hear a batch of 60 review petitions.
The ‘pettathullal’, which celebrates Lord Ayyappa’s victory over demon Mahishi, was performed by Ambalappuzha and Alangattu teams.
The nearest railway stations are at Kottayam, Thiruvalla and Chenganur which are about 90 kilometres from Sabarimala.
However, it doesn’t mean it will not file any fresh affidavit if the court seeks the board’s opinion.
TDB president N Vasu told mediapersons that a decision would be taken after considering the views of various stakeholders including devotees.
With the counting of coins now over, aggregate income during the ongoing pilgrimage season will be marginally higher than the 2017-2018 pilgrimage season, Ravi said.
While hearing the review petitions, justices Nariman and Chandrachud dissented from the majority opinion that made the reference to a larger bench.