Pathanamthitta (Ker), Nov 19: The management in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district issued an order on Friday, prohibiting Saturday’s pilgrimage to the well-known Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala within the wake of constant rainfall and the emerging water ranges in primary rivers, together with Pamba. “Within the wake of the continual rainfall won in Pathanamthitta district, emerging water ranges in Pamba river and owing to the purple alert standing in each Kakki-Anathode reservoir (gates open) and Pamba dam, with the intention to make sure that protection of pilgrims, it’s hereby declared that the pilgrimage to Pamba and Sabarimala the next day (20-11-2021) is against the law,” the order issued by means of District Collector Divya S Iyer stated.
She stated the pilgrims who’ve booked a slot by the use of the digital queue device might be given a chance for “darshan” within the nearest conceivable slot as soon as the elements stipulations flip conducive. “We request the pilgrims to cooperate by means of now not enterprise the adventure all the way through this time,” the order stated.
Braving inclement climate stipulations and the COVID-19 state of affairs, masses of devotees had been trekking the hills to supply prayers on the Ayyappa temple because it opened on November 16 for the two-month-long annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season. Like the former 12 months, the devotees are being allowed via a digital queue device this time additionally as a part of efforts to control the glide of pilgrims in view of the pandemic and heavy rains.
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