Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday wished everybody on the event of ‘Chingam first’, thought of because the Malayalam New Yr, and mentioned it is a chance to have a good time the agricultural custom of the state and share new concepts for growth of the sector. Vijayan, in a Fb publish, mentioned that ‘Chingam first’, additionally thought of as farmers day, assumes additional relevance in view of the extreme difficulties being confronted by farmers in our nation.
This he mentioned was evident from the huge agitations occurring throughout the nation towards sure neo-liberal insurance policies which can be adversely affecting the farmers. Due to this fact, this was the time for everybody to return ahead and help the farmers, he mentioned. He additionally requested everybody to offer the required help to the state authorities plans to popularise different agricultural insurance policies with the intention to protect our agricultural heritage and guarantee welfare of farmers.
The well-known Lord Ayyappa Temple right here witnessed heavy rush of devotees on Wednesday because it was opened for particular pujas and rituals to mark the start of the auspicious Malayalam month of Chingam.
The officers of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the apex temple physique which manages the temple, right here mentioned 1000’s of individuals thronged the hill shrine since early morning to have a glimpse of the deity on the auspicious day.
The ‘sannidhanam’, the temple premises, reverberated with the holy Ayyappa chants as quickly as Melsanthi (chief priest) N Parameshwaran Namboothiri opened the portals of the sanctum sanctorum and lit the lamp underneath the steering of tantri (head priest) Kandari Rajeevaru, they mentioned.
Apart from the customary pujas, “Laksharchana”, a particular ritual, was additionally held on the shrine.
TDB president Okay Ananthagopan, Sabarimala particular commissioner Manoj and different board members have been amongst those that supplied prayers on the shrine in the course of the early hours.In accordance with temple sources, the devotees have been allowed to trek the holy hills and climb the 18 sacred steps to supply prayers earlier than the primary deity-Lord Ayyappa since final night.
The shrine would stay open for 5 days until August 21.Rituals like “udayasthamaya puja”, “ashtabhishekam”, “kalabhabhishekam”, “padipuja” and so forth can be held all nowadays.
Devotees can go to the shrine after registering within the digital queue system, they mentioned.A spot registration system can be in place at Nilakkal, the bottom camp, for the pilgrims. The Ayyappa temple can be opened for Onam rituals on September 6 and can be closed on September 10, the TDB sources added.