Sabarimala Mandala-puja at Sabarimala on Dec 26
Mandala-puja at Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala, marking the culmination of annual 41-day penance during the Mandalam season, will be held on December 26.
The Thanka Anki, weighing 420 soverigns, was presented to the Ayyappa Temple by the late Chithira Tirunaal Balrama Varma of the erstwhile Travancore royal dynasty as his offering to the presiding deity in 1973.
The Ayyappa shrine will be closed after the Athazha puja, later, at 11 p.m., marking the culmination of the 41-day Mandalam festival. The temple will reopen on December 30th afternoon for the Makaravilakku festival that begins the next day.