The Thanka Anki Procession to the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for Mandala puja will begin on December 22, 2016 from the Aranmula Ayyappa Temple. The Thanka Anki is the golden ornaments that will be worn on Ayyappa Murti during Mandala Puja.
The deeparadhana (evening prayer) performed with Thanga Anki is held on Mandala Pooja day. The procession starts from the Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple four days prior to the Mandala Pooja day.
Mandala Puja is on December 26, 2016.
The procession will be given reception more than a dozen temples on the way to Sabarimala from Aranmula.
Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple is around 100 km away from Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple