Pathanamthitta : Sabarimala had been subjected to a lot of new norms, after the women entry verdict. Devotees are commanded to get pass to visit Sabarimala from the nearby police station. Now devotees who tend to visit Sabarimala making their move on foot through the traditional Kananapaatha are also demanded to get pass for the purpose identification. Police force has started with their procedures in the area.
The police will check the documents they want to, to issue the pass for the devotee to enter Sabarimala. Devotees must wear the pass, provided by the police, to move to Sannidhanam.
At the time of Chithira Aatta thirunaal when the temple was opened no devotee took the Kananapaatha. Erumeli, Satram and Pulmed where the paths took by the devotees. In observance to the women entry verdict, the police had implemented a lot of restrictions in Sabarimala which are already a greater level of burden for the devotees. In this current situation more restriction by the police authority is not at all entertained.