Foreigner row at Sabarimala

Updated on Feb 19, 2008 02:18 AM IST
A foreign delegation managed to enter Ponnamabalamedu, a sacred forest area at the hill shrine of Sabarimala that is out of bounds for pilgrims, reports Ramesh Babu.
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Hindustan Times | By, Thiruvananthapuram

A foreign delegation managed to enter Ponnamabalamedu, a sacred forest area at the hill shrine of Sabarimala that is out of bounds for pilgrims. The group is said to have done a special pooja there.

State Forest Minister Binoy Viswom has sought a report from the chief conservator of forests. Armed with a letter from the Union forest ministry, the foreigners entered the area on February 15. Each year a “miracle light” appears at Ponnamabalamedu at the end of the pilgrim season that devotees come to see.

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    Ramesh Babu is HT’s bureau chief in Kerala, with about three decades of experience in journalism.

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