Sabarimala temple to open from March 14 for five-day pooja

 Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala here will be opened on March 14 for the five-day monthly pooja for the Malayalam month of Meenam and for the Uthram festival.

According to the Travancore Devaswom Board, Melsanthi VK Jayaraj Potti will open the sanctum sanctorum under the guidance of Thanthri Kandararu Rajeevaru at 5 p.m. on March 14. This will be followed by the opening of the various upadevatha temples in its premises.

Pilgrims will be permitted temple entry from the next day morning. In view of the COVID-19 situation, only devotees who have booked slots through the virtual queue will be allowed darshan.