Pilgrims make parnashalas--A kanni ayyappan at Sannidhanam.

A kanni ayyappan at Sannidhanam.
A kanni ayyappan at Sannidhanam.

Pilgrims make parnashala (a temporary resting place to stay) to have clear Makaravilakku darshan falling on January 15.
It is a common phenomenon that pilgrims who climb Sabarimala after Mandala Pooja stay near Sannidhanam in parnashalas.
Most of the parnashalas are made at Pandithavalam and nearby areas from where Makravilakku at Ponnambalamedu can be seen clearly without any obstruction.
Earlier parnashalas were made of wood, grass and other natural fibers. Now the natural substances are replaced by tin sheets and tarpaulin.
Pilgrims who come in group usually make parnashalas near by Pandithavalam and other places from where Makaravilakku is seen from Sabarimala.
Pilgrims use to cook food and rests in this parnashala.
Though pilgrims had started constructing parnashalas concerned authorities had not taken any initiative to clean the area by removing the bushes and other waste from concerned area where pilgrims use to make Parnashala’s.

Makaravilakku can be seen from various adjacent places to Sabarimala like Hill Top at Pamba where already a permanent barricade is constructed, and Aangamoozhi, Parunthumpara, Pulmedu.
The police have set up double barricades at these places to control the pilgrims.


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