Pathanamthitta: After the opening of the Sabarimala temple for Mandala Makaravilakku Pilgrimage, Sannidhanam is crowded with devotees. The temple opened at 3 am. The sanctum sanctorum was opened and lit by the newly appointed chief priest K Jayaraman Namboothiri.
Pilgrims will also reach Sannidhanam through spot booking at 12 places. The Devaswom Board has decided to make more arrangements at Sabarimala as the crowd increases. A team headed by Devasam Minister K Radhakrishnan will assess the situation directly at Sannidhanam today.
Sabarimala was opened for pilgrims yesterday. As it was the first pilgrimage season after the restrictions due to the corona pandemic, tens of thousands of devotees had come to have darshan on the first day itself.