The Thanka Anki procession to the
Thanka Anki means the Golden Attire – the Golden Attire of Lord Ayyappa, weighing 450 Sovereigns of gold. It was offered to Lord Ayyappa by Sri Chithira Thirunal, erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore in 1973.
The Thanka Anki is carried to the Sabarimala Shrine in a specially-decorated vehicle. It will visit numerous temples on its way and opportunity to darshan will be provided for Devotees. The
The deeparadhana on the final day of Mandala Pooja will be performed by adorning the idol of Ayyappa with the Thanka Anki.
After the Mandala Pooja, the temple will be closed for a couple of days and will reopen for the Makaravilakku Pooja.