The Makar Jyothi celebrations of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala on January 14 2011. Makara Jyothi is held during Makara Sankaranthi which is the first day of the Malayalam month of Makaram. Makar Jyothi live telecast expected to begin at 3 pm.DD Malayam will cover the procession of Sacred Jewels Thiruvabaranam, the appearance of makara vilakku at Ponambalamedu. On the day of Makara Vilakku Festival at Sabarimala the priests adorn the precious jewels to Lord Ayyappa at evening and performs puja and arathi to the deity.
Makarajyoti is a celestial star which is worshipped by the pilgrims.The Makara Jyothi marks the climax of the Makaravilakku season of Sabarimala pilgrimage lasting 41 days. The main worshiping rituals are performed at the day of every 14 January. It draws the second largest number of pilgrims in the country. The devotees believe that witnessing the light brings them good luck and divine blessings.
Makara Sankranti is the day when the Sun God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere.It occurs every January is an auspicious day for Hindus.
Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta is a famous pilgrimage destination in Kerala. Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala was opened from 30th December 2010 for the Makara Vilaku Festival 2011 which falls on 14th of January 2011. This festival lasts for seven days. Thiruvabharan procession is the most important and highlights of Makaravilaku Festival at Sabarimala.
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