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Babri Masjid Day: Security tightened in Sabarimala

Posted on Dec 05, 08:53PM | UNI

Security has been tightened at Lord Ayyappala temple here in connection with the 20th anniversary of the Babri Masjid Day demolition tomorrow.

After the closure of sanctum sanctorum on December 5 after 'Harivarasanam,' the pilgrims will not be allowed to proceed through the holy steps, according to official sources here today. The entry to sanctum sanctorum will start only by 0400 hrs on December 6, after the opening of the Temple.

This information will be brought to the notice of all devotees at Pampa and 'Sannidhanam' by announcement through public address system.

Pilgrims would be allowed to bring only the 'Irumudi' and avoid bringing Mobile Phones, weapons and luggage to Sannidhanam. Any kind of offering will not be allowed in front of the sanctom sanctorum. Special vessel will be kept for the purpose.

Pilgrims will not be allowed to open their 'Irumudi' on the 'Sopanam' premises. Vessel will be kept at Malikappuram Flyover to pour the ghee from the 'Irumudi' coconut.

Security personnel would check the ghee containers meant for Neyyabhishekam, if possible by passing by them through the scanner.

Pilgrims will not be allowed to enter the Sopanam from Malikappuram or from the Bhasmakulam.

No luggage and goods traffic will be allowed to and from Sannidhanam. Owners of shops and establishments at Pampa and Sannidhanam would be specially informed of these arrangements.