E-queue System in Sabarimala - Register Online and Skip Long Wait for Darshan at Ayyappa Temple



To avoid overcrowding, congestion and stampede at the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, authorities are planning e-queue system. Devotees can register online and join a separate queue at Nadapanthal at the time and date provided. Initially devotees will have to do their online booking at the Kerala police website but as the season begins, the Travancore Devaswom Board will take charge of the e-queue system.

You can register for the E-queue system here at the Kerala Police website.

Kerala Police notification on the E-queue system - By booking this, you are not assured with Darshan at Sabarimala. However this entitles you to join the queue at "Nadapanthal".  After verifying your credentials you will be put through the queue for darshan eventually along with those who are waiting in the queue.

Free Service - This is a free service offered by Kerala Police for the purpose of crowd management at Sabarimala. You are not required to make any payment in this connection.
Deccan Chronicle Reports
Devotees who make the bookings will have to present identify proof to be allowed into the separate queue. To avoid inconvenience, they will also be given a time when they can join a batch of pilgrims. 
ADGP P Chandrasekharan, who has overall security at Sabarimala, told Deccan Chronicle that the system would be tried out on an experimental basis from November 1.

The necessary software has been developed by the state police computer cell. The facility can be accessed at the Kerala police website. 
As of now, devotees, including senior citizens and children, have to stand in queues for 12 to 14 hours to have darshan, after trekking two hillocks-Neelimala and Apachimedu. Authorities believe that the e-queue system will help avoid this to a large extent.