Kodiyettu ceremony, marking the beginning of the annual festival, will be performed between 10:30 and 11:30am.
The aggregate revenue of the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple in the first 39 days of the pilgrimage season was Rs 78.91 crore.
Kerala government issued the order to clear the air over a previous order that mandated all pilgrims visiting Sabarimala to carry RT-PCR negative certificates or double dose vaccination certificates.
Parameswaran Namboothiri belongs to Kaliyikkal Madom at Thattarambalam. He will be the melsanthi for one year from November 16 when the Mandala Pooja season commences.
The CM was responding to Satheesan who sought to know whether there will be any action against the CPM mouthpiece "Deshabhimani" which had published a report featuring it as a genuine inscription.
No rituals were performed at the temple in the evening as part of the ongoing practice of the temple.
The board said filing a review petition against the top court verdict right now has no relevance.
With the protest intensifying, Pathanamthitta district administration has imposed Section 144 at Sannidhanam, Pamba, Nilakkal and Ilavunkal.
Justice Malhotra, who was the lone dissenter, said it is not for the judiciary to decide which faith-related practices are to be struck down except in issues of social evils like 'Sati'.
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.
Prohibition on women is due to non-religious reasons and it is a grim shadow of discrimination going on for centuries, says apex court.
The mandalam-makaravilakku season will commence on November 17.
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.
Sabarimala temple stakeholders have termed as unacceptable any change in the ongoing practices at the shrine, particularly restrictions on the entry of women in the 10-50 age group.
Terming the practice illegal and unconstitutional, a five-judge Constitution bench rejected the claim of the Travancore Devaswom Board that the exclusion of women of a particular age is essential.