Kerala all set for Sabarimala 'Makaravilaku'

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, January 13, 2013 | 7:34:01 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 13 (IANS) Two years after a stampede killed 100 pilgrims at the famed Hindu temple here, authorities are determined to ensure that the event passes off peacefully Monday.

Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 13 (IANS) Two years after a stampede killed 100 pilgrims at the famed Hindu temple here, authorities are determined to ensure that the event passes off peacefully Monday.

The 'Makaravilaku' day falls tomorrow when a celestial light is seen on the horizon. Its sighting is considered auspicious.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told IANS that he was on his way to the foothills of the temple town to oversee all arrangements.

"Police are making every effort to see that the crowd control measures are in place. We will make ensure a smooth pilgrimage," he said.

When the 'celestial light' appears thrice on the horizon, lakhs of devotees of Sabarimala Ayyappan are gripped by religious fervour.

The Sabarimala temple is situated on the Western Ghat ranges, four kilometres uphill from Pamba river in Pathanamthitta district in central Kerala.

The temple, which bars the entry of women who have attained puberty, is accessible only on foot from Pamba.

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  96

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Religion Articles Index

  

Articles in National, Religion

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.