The Thiruvabharanam Procession from
Temple to carries the
ornaments in gold to be adorned on the murti of Ayyappa Swamy on Makaravilakku
Puja day. In 2016, Sabarimala Thiruvabharanam Procession will begin on January
13. The Makaravilakku Puja is on the evening of January 15, 2016. Sabarimala Ayyappa
This year the procession will be taking the traditional route. For past several decades, the traditional route was not followed.
The Thiruvabharanam, kept in three sandalwood boxes, will be carried on head by a traditional 12-member team led by Kulathinal Gangadharan Pillai and Pratapan. The three-day procession will leave Pandalam Valiyakoickal temple at 1 pm after witnessing a golden eagle in the sky above the temple.