Kochi, Nov 27: A help desk has been set up at the International Airport here to provide all help to pilgrims who travel by flights from various overseas and domestic destinations to offer worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala in Kerala.
The help desk, set up jointly by Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which administers various temples, including the Sabarimala shrine, and Dhanlakshmi Bank, was inaugurated by board President M P Govindan Nair at a function here. There had been 'a huge influx' of pilgrims from Singapore and Malaysia and a help desk would ensure all assistance to them, Nair said.
Various prasad coupons would be available at the help desk which will function from 9 AM to 10 PM, a press release said. Lakhs of devotees undertake the pilgrimage to the temple during the two-month long annual 'Mandala-Makaravillku' festival which started on November 17.