Fresh protests erupted at Sabarimala on Saturday night when a group of not less than hundred devotees staged a nama japa at the Lower Thirumuttom. when reports last came within the protesters were being taken right down to Pampa by the police .
The Ayyappa temple witnessed a moderate rush on saturday. several pilgrims, as well as youngsters and also the elderly, trekked the hills endeavour rain within the afternoon. saturday being an auspicious day for the presiding deity, dharma Sastha, aka Ayyappan, pilgrims usually reach the temple in giant numbers.
However, protests by Sangh Parivar organisations against the reported move by some lady activists to go to the temple on the idea of a Supreme court order allowing entry for all ladies have reduced pilgrim flow drastically this season.
C.T. Ravikumar, judge of the court, amid the Special Commissioner appointed by the court, took part within the Punyam Poonkavanam improvement drive at the Sannidhanam on saturday.
Meanwhile, the Health Department has sounded an H1N1 alert in Sabarimala. there's no cause for panic, however guests ought to take precautions against the air-borne illness.
Health Minister K.K. Shylaja aforesaid the govt had urged persons with symptoms of flu to avoid visiting Sabarimala. the govt counselled neighbouring States to unfold the word among the people.
The government deployed medical groups at Erumely, Nilackal, Pampa, and also the Sannidhanam to spot, isolate and treat pilgrims with symptoms of flu. The manifestations of the unhealthiness embrace fever, cold, throat pain and cough.