Sabarimala (Kerala): Devotees reach Sannidhanam to offer prayers to Lord Ayappa for Mandala pooja on Friday morning while adhering to the COVID-19 protocols.
The temple premises look deserted compared to other years, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Around seven months after it was closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the doors of Sabarimala temple were thrown open for devotees from October 16, albeit with certain restrictions.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had made it mandatory to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate while visiting the temple, while only 250 people are being allowed for darshan (visit) per day.
Meanwhile, Kerala recorded 6,419 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the number of active cases in the state reaches 69,394, the state government said.
A total of 4,68,460 recoveries have been reported so far, Kerala Government informed.