Pathanamthitta: It has been revealed that the Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple in the state of Kerala has received an income of Rs.351 crore during Mandal and Makara Lampu Puja.
The Sabarimala Ayyappan temple located in Pathanamthitta district is visited by lakhs of devotees from many states of the country every year during Mandal and Makara Lampu Puja.
But in 2020 and 21 due to corona virus restrictions, the number of devotees has decreased drastically in the last 2 years. However, as the restrictions were relaxed this year, a large number of devotees visited the temple. Due to the increase in the number of devotees, the temple walk was opened for additional hours. More than 80 thousand devotees visited it daily.
It has been revealed that around 50 lakh devotees had darshan during Mandal and Makara Lamp pujas this year.
In this case, the revenue of the Sabarimala temple has increased this year due to the offerings paid by the devotees in the temple bill, the sale of bread and blankets etc. Moreover, in the history of Sabarimala Ayyappan temple, this year alone, the revenue of Rs.351 crore has been received.
In this regard, Travancore Devasam Board President Anand Gopan said: More than 50 lakh devotees visited Sabarimala this year during Mandal and Makaravilakku Puja season. This has resulted in an income of Rs.351 crores this year. He said this.
The Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple, Mandal and Makara Lantu Pujas have been completed successfully. The 41-day Mandal Puja ended on December 27. It is noteworthy that the temple corridor was reopened on December 30 for the Makara Lantu Puja.