‘Thiruvabharanam’ procession to begin on Jan 12

via P T Mohanan Pillai - www.expressbuzz.com published on January 10, 2010

SABARIMALA: The procession carrying Thiruvabharanam, the golden attire to be adorned on the idol of Lord Ayyappa on the Makaravilaku day on January 14, will set off its journey from Pandalam Valiyakoickal Sree Dharma Sastha temple at 1 p.m. on January 12.

Preparations for the Thiruvabharanam procession have been completed and it will leave Pandalam Sree Dharma Sastha temple after sighting the ‘Krishnaparanthu’ on the sky above the temple, Pandalam devaswom manager Mannadi Mohan said.The three boxes containing the Thiruvabharanam will be carried on head by a 25-member team, headed by Kulathinal Gangadharan Pillai.

The Devaswom team, accompanying the procession, will be headed by Aranmula assistant devaswom commissioner K Abu. A 20-member armed police team, headed by assistant commandant Narendraprasad, will excort for the Thiruvabharanam team.

The Thiruvabharanam procession will make its first halt at Kulanada Devi temple for darsan.
At Ullannoor Sree Bhadradevi temple, the Thiruvabharanam procession will be given a traditional reception by hundreds of devotees.

The golden attire in Thiruvabharanam boxes will be opened for darsan to devotees.
After leaving Ullannoor temple, the procession will halt for the night at Ayroor Puthiyakavu temple after touching Kuriyanappally, Kidangannur, Aranmula East Nada, Punnamthottam Devi temple, Pambadimon and Cherukol.

On the second day, the procession will pass through Idappavoor, Peroorchal, Idakulam, Vadasserikara, Madamon and Perunadu Sree Dharam Sastha temple for the afternoon halt.
The procession will halt at Laha Forest Inspection Bungalow for the night halt on the second day. On the concluding day of the journey, the procession will pass through Plappally, Nilackal, Attathode Colony and reach Valiyanavattam for the afternoon halt.

After leaving Valiyanavattom at 3 p.m., the procession will reach Saramkuthi where the Thiruvabharanam will be accorded a traditional reception by the Devaswom team led by Sabarimala executive officer V S Jayakumar and administrative officer Harindranath. At Sopanam, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Devaswom Commissioner K Jayakumar, Devaswom commissioner P V Nalinakshan Nair and special commissioner M Rajendran Nair will be present.

The Thiruvabharanam will be taken to the Sreekovil for the deeparadhana after adorning it on the idol of Lord  Ayyappa.

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