Erumeli : 110 pilgrims from Mumbai returned to homeland without darshana. The devotees returned because of the regulations set by the police. A group had 31 Kanni Ayyappas (pilgrims who are visiting Sabarimala for the first time) and 12 Malikapuram (female pilgrims)
After making darshan in Erumeli temple the group moved to Aryankavu temple and proceed with the holy offering of ghee anoint there and returned.
Mass arrest of devotees for chanting prayer is the recent entertainment of police force deployed at Sabarimala. Pilgrims arrested were remanded for 14 days. Hindu activists and RSS-BJP supporters are targeted in particular by the police.