From today, devotees will be allowed to enter the temples under the Travancore Devaswom Board except for Sabarimala with restrictions. Sabarimala temple in respect of Sunday evening opened. In the presence of Tantri Kantharar Rajeeva, Melshanthi A.K. Sudhir Namboothiri opened the door and lit the lamp.
- Up to 5 people can perform darshan at a time.
- Wear a mask. First come, first served.
- Vision is not allowed for children under 10 and over 65.
- Vision is not allowed during Nirmalya and Deeparadhana. This is to avoid congestion. Visitation will not be allowed before 6 p.m. Devotees have no access from 6:30 pm to 7 pm.
- Sacrifices can be made but no pleasure can be obtained from inside the shrine. Prasada counter will be arranged outside the temple.
- Bathing in the temple pool is not allowed.
- The name, number, and address of those who visit the temple will be kept in the register.
When the walk opened at Sabarimala, only Devaswom employees and policemen on duty at Sannidhanam were present for the darshan. There were no other special poojas. There are only regular poojas on the days when the walk is open. Harijarasana will be sung on the 21st after the completion of the poojas. The walk will be reopened on the 29th for Onam poojas.
Not everyone will be allowed to enter during the Mandala Makaravilak. Sabarimala Darshan will be allowed from within the limits. The Devaswom Board President also said that bathing could not be allowed in Pampa. The final decision on the restrictions will be made in the light of the Kovid situation in November.