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Sabarimala temple to open for Onam poojas on Aug 31

The hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala will open for the Onam festival Poojas on August 31.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2009 08:30 IST

The hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala will open for the Onam festival Poojas on August 31.

The temple will conduct Onam feasts at the temple premises from September 1 to 4 for all Ayyappa devotees.

On the first Onam day, the feast would be hosted by Melsanthi (chief priest) Vishnu Namppodiri, followed by the feast on Thiruvonam day on September 2 by an Ayyappa devotee from Seethathode in Pathanamthitta district.

The third Onam (Sept 3) is also sponsored by a devotee from Bangalore while Devaswom officials and employees would host the fourth day's feast, a release from the Travancore Devaswom Board, administering the shrine, in Thiruvananthapuram said. Special poojas will be held on all the four days.