The Kerala government has decided to open the traditional route to the Sabarimala temple from Pampa through Neelimala, Appachimedu, and Marakoottam. The decision has been made due to the steady decline in the Covid-19 cases in the state.
The decision was taken after a meeting held between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Devaswom Minister K Radhakrishnan.
As per the statement released from the government, bathing and bali tharpanam rituals will be allowed in the Pampa River after the local administration assesses the water level. The Sabarimala temple opened in mid-November for two months amid a slew of precautionary measures.