Sabarimala to open on Sun­day for poo­jas

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU / SOUTH -

THE hill abode of Lord Ayyappa here will be opened on Sun­day for the Malay­alam month of Kanni af­ter im­pos­ing a ban on pil­grims for the Ni­ra­puthari festival and for the monthly poo­jas for the first Malay­alam new year month of Chingam due to the dev­as­tat­ing flood and heavy wa­ter flow af­ter the re­lease of dams at Pam­paTriveni on Au­gust 14.

Mel­san­thi Un­nikr­ish­nan Nam­poothiri will open the sreekovil at 5 pm on Sun­day in the pres­ence of thantri Kan­dararu Ra­jee­varu. As an on­go­ing prac­tice, no rit­u­als will be per­formed in the evening.

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