Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan visited Sabarimala this evening. He was carrying the Irumudi, which was filled in a ritualistic format at Pampa Ganapathi temple, he reached Sannidhanam by walking along Swami Ayyappan Road.
The temple was opened on Saturday evening for the rituals of Malayalam month and eight-day Vishu festival.
Melsanthi Jayaraj Potti opened the Sreekovil of the temple in presence of Thantri Kandararu Rajivaru on Saturday at 17:00 hrs. As an ongoing practice of the temple, no ritual was performed at the Sreekovil in the evening.
The Governor was received at the Valliya Nada Pandal by Travancore Dewasom President, Advocare N Vasu, Dewasom Board member Advocate K S Ravi and Dewasom Commissioner B S Thirumeni.
After the Padipooja, Arif Mohammed Khan climbed the divine 18th steps, and had the darshan of Kaliyugavaradan Lord Ayyappa. The governor will also have a darshan tomorrow morning. Later, the Governor will plant a sandalwood sapling at the Malikappuram temple premises.
He will then attend an event as part of the Punyam Poonkavanam project and will then proceed back to Pampa. The Governor was accompanied by his youngest son Kabir Mohammad Khan.