The sighting of Makara Jyothi and Makaravilakku on Makar Sankranti day at the
During a controversy that happened regarding Makaravilakku last year, the traditional supreme priest of the Sabarimala temple, Tantri Kantaru Maheswararu, had stated that Makaravilakku was a fire lit by human hand on the Ponnambala Medu hill neighboring Sabarimala while the Makarajyothi was a star that appeared in the evening sky on the day marking the culmination of the annual festival on Makara Sankranti day. (The Hindu)
Makaravilakku is the lamp that is lit at Ponnambala Medu hill neighboring
Makarajyothi is the star that appears in the evening sky on the day of the festival.