Sabarimala: Secret of Makarajyoti unearthed on Sankranti

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Sabarimala - Makarajyoti
Kochi, Jan 15: When many pilgrims gathered at Sabarimala to witness Makarajyoti on Makar Sankranti on Sunday, Jan 15, the president of Devaswon Board, M Rajagopalan Nair stated that it was a high power torchlight which was mistaken as Makarajyoti on Saturday.

Talking about the high security provided at Sabarimala, Mr Nair also informed that the high power torch was lit as a part of security surveillance routine. However, Mr Nair's statement could not reduce the enthusiasm in the devotees who reached Sabarimala to see the 'celestial light' that appears on the horizon in Makara Sankranthi evening.

The hill shrine of Sabarimala is all geared up to celebrate the Makaravilakku festival on Sunday. The Kerala government has not left a single stone unturned, especially after the severe flak it received from the Kerala High Court over the preparedness at the site.

Just to avoid disaster, as it had experienced last year when almost 100 pilgrims died in a stampede, Kerala government increased and tightened security all over the region ahead of Makar Sankranti.

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